Working in Germany as a RN - page 2

by silva

Hi im a New Grad RN from New Zealand and moved to Munich 7 months ago. I have recently just finished my B1 level of German language corse and would like to know what I need to do in order to get back to nursing here in Germany. I... Read More


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    I believe both systems mixed together would be the perfect system ...

    I love working in the US, and I am very glad and pleased to be here.
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    You have to contact the Government of Upper Bavaria in Munic
    Joannides / Haller
    Requirements
    Bayerischer Behördenwegweiser
    General recognition of foreign education
    Each province has its own authority
    Anabin Homepage

    There is a screening of education.
    You may have the registration immediately or it may be that you have to do internships and take exams.
    There are no licensing exam.
    There is no licensed practical nurse and nursing practitioner, only nurse and nursing assistant.
    You have to speak German well. The authority will tell you which German language exams you should do.

    This authority has nothing to do with recognition of education!!! ->Gesundheitsamt Muenchen, Dachauer Str. 90 80335 München, Deutschland
    Last edit by graywolf on Jun 24, '12 : Reason: supplement
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    Hi,

    I am a german nurse, worked almost 5 years in Germany as a nurse, now
    living and working in Canada as a RN.
    I have one remark to nurses` responsibility in Germany, because the prior statement
    is incomplete.
    The german nurse has a performance responsibility, that means if a physician makes
    a false order and the nurse performs it without questioning or clarification, she will be accused
    of negligence or assault, which can lead to occupational ban.
    Most popular case was about an ICU nurse giving 40% Glucose iv push to a pediatric pt. with lethal
    consequence.
    All facts that were given about work situation are true, german nursing is more focused
    on patient care than on procedures, pharmacology and specific skills like venipuncture etc.
    but they are part of the education.

    I must admit that I don`t want to return to Germany and work as a nurse, as I really appreciate
    all positive aspects of beeing a canadian RN, my Scope of Practice and of course the higher wages.
    I am not sure if Nurses from countries like US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand will enjoy beeing
    a nurse in Germany.
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    I am curious about how a bachelors of nursing would translate in Germany. I know that each "state" or area of Germany regulates their nursing field requirements and that you need to submit the documents to the area you will be living in (how rigid they are in this, we spoke on the phone to one of the people who evaluate this and they were just adamant on the fact that you need to submit the documentation before they can tell you, they would not even speculate). The nursing association for Germany was very interested in me and stated that I would be more advanced that the typical nurse in Germany. I also understand that you need to have a B2 german language certificate. I spoke with a German education exchange and they were completely clueless about how my degree will translate to Germany. The helpful woman did mention that doctors who come to the states to do clinical are often required to take additional courses and that these doctors have the equivalent of a bachelors degree (which I found very hard to believe). The woman said it has to do with how many prerequisites we do in the US such as math, etc. Has anyone done this move and what was the result. We will be moving to Germany with me becoming a citizen. My husband is a German national. So much information, but none of it something I can actually make a plan on because I won't know til I am there and that is just plain scary. Any addtl information would be much appreciated.
    Nica-RN likes this.
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    Quote from silva
    Hi im a New Grad RN from New Zealand and moved to Munich 7 months ago. I have recently just finished my B1 level of German language corse and would like to know what I need to do in order to get back to nursing here in Germany. I have done 6 months of Acute Stroke & Medical after which i decided to join my Husband who works here.. any suggestions will be highly appreciated.. also a little insight to nursing here.
    Hey..
    How do you find the work in germany? What are your opinion?
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    hi rrobins,
    I am in the same positions as you. I have a bachelor's of nursing also but from Canada and I was wondering how is your job search coming along? I live in Germany now and well, the whole job search is a bit confusing, writing a German resume and then not knowing exactly how nursing here is different than in Canada . I also read some threads on this topic and that if you're a nurse from US, Canada for eg. that it won't be so enjoyable here to work as a nurse. So, just a bit discouraged here.
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    Hi! I am a newly registered nurse (with a year experience) and had my bachelors degree in a university here, in the Philippines. I do not speak nor write in german yet I understand some words and terms for I have relatives who are german and are currently living in germany. I would like to study and at the same time work in germany as a nurse. I have few questions though, for nurses like me who have degrees and registered nurses in our country do we still need to repeat the course or we could directly enroll to the fachweiterbildung to have a specialty? how much could we spend and is it offered in nuremberg or schweinfurt? I hope you could help me, danke
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    Hi everybody! I am from Germany but moved to the US almost 6 years ago. When I still lived in Germany I was never interested in becoming a nurse. The reason for that is, that you really don't do the same as an American nurse. You pretty much do the same work as a CNA plus the work of a Nurse. I am not sure but the salary is also less than here in America. I have a German friend who is a German Nurse. I might be able to get a hold of her and ask her a few questions.
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    I too am interested in working as a nurse in Germany. But I may have a different case, since I've been working for 5 years now as a dialysis nurse in South America and the Caribbean. I am from the Philippines, and I got my BSc. in Nursing and my initial RN registration and renal nursing specialization in the Philippines.

    Is there any nephrology/dialysis nurse here who can share some details for work as a dialysis nurse in the German setting?
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    Hi nurses! I'm new to Allnurses but I googled and found your thread
    I'm moving to Germany in September I'm wondering if any of you had success getting a job there with your foreign registrations??
    And if so was it difficult and what is it like working in Germany?


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