Oct 13, '05
I'm a German nurse.
I don't know about the procedure for foreign nurses here, but I know, that you need to know the german language, and take all the three tests all German nurses had/have to take.
best would be you would request informations from the Gesundheitsamt (Department of health) from the city you want to work in.
Than you would have to check how to obtain a working permit.
As an American I don't think you should have a lot of problems but I don't know about you LPN license vs. the German registered nurse license (examinierte Krankenschwester).
How is work as a RN in Germany? Different!
You definetly do more hands-on stuff than in the US
You need to know how to therapeuticaly wash, move and tough a patient.
Work also differs from unit to unit.
sorry that I'm not realy as helpful as I would like to be
Last edit by sonja81 on Oct 13, '05