Nursing schools in Germany - page 3

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Hi, I have a report to do for a nursing class, I am hoping someone could tell me what the nursing schools in germany are like. I can find plenty of web pages but I cant read english. What I would like to know is How many yrs.... Read More


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    If you want to do your nurse training in Germany then you will need to be fluent in German (can't image they will accept you if you are not)
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    You will have to be able to speak and understand German fluently to attend a nursing program! You must be able to follow classes and not start learning German during education!
    It`s like in any other coountry, language proficiency is a prerequisite!
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    okkk i really understand german but i find it very hard to writeee and understand medicine terms.....i got another question pleasee: how much do i have to pay to get in this school???? the pre exam is very difficult????? really thnx
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    i have also heard that there are schools that u can learn all the subjects in english and study germanyy at the same time..is this true?????
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    No, nonsense, nursing education in Germany is in german, nothing else would make sense.
    You pay nothing to go to nursing school. it's hospital affiliated, so you find an employer who is willing to invest in your training, it's a paid apprenticeship system.
    Your writing has to be good too and spoken german as well of course.
    5cats
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    You will have two possibilities, either apply to a nursing school or attend nursing program at an university!

    Within the last few years BSN programs were introduced in some federal states e.g. Sachsen, Thüringen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Niedersachsen.

    To attend an university program you will need secondary school level equivalent to the german Abitur!

    Nursing schools are affiliated to regional or university hospitals!

    Major difference nursing school program is paid and for university education you have to pay for!

    An apprenticeship application will only be successful if sufficient language skills are demonstrated in your cover letter and resume!

    Not every nursing school requires an exam before admittance, but some will maybe require an essay or a piece of art related to nursing prior interview!

    Nursing education is changing in Germany, nursing science, critical thinking skills and evidence based nursing will accompany you through all the years!

    I graduated in 2007, we finished our education as the first after new law introduction in 2004, the curriculum was extended, but the years of education remained the same.
    That resulted in lots of hours of preparation and learning at home, writing essays and working on presentations!
    Be aware that without language proficiency you won`t be able to pass the final exams and you`ll have 3 written exams (all case-related), a two day practical exam and 3 oral examinations!
    Mona77
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    okkk thankey very much that was very clear ......the last question and i m done !
    is very wanted this job???? i mean is it difficult to find job there as nurse????
    do german people need nurses??????
    realllyyy thnxxx i promise now that i dont ask you anymore...thnx a lot!
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    No, it is not difficult to find jobs, all of our new grads had jobs 3 to 4 months prior graduation!
    Job prospects are good, and will remain good in the future!
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    Hi Mona -

    I'm applying to the Civilian Medical Corps to work in the Army hospital in Landstuhl. In college, I spoke conversation German, spent a semester in Ulm. Now, my German is far too rusty to speak or write, but I imagine it will be like riding a bike should I get the job and have the opportunity to speak German again (though I imagine living on an Army base, it's difficult to speak anything other than English!).

    My goals are to get my son strong enough in German language skills that he can attend a regular German school and to polish my language skills enough so that I may be able to attend graduate school in Germany for anesthesia. My language skills are so awful that I am not able to figure out the key words to search for nursing schools in Germany. Specifically, I will be interested in Nurse Anesthesia training schools. Can you help me out a bit by giving me the key words so I can search properly on google? I can fumble my way through reading German to get the gist of things.

    Thanks!


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