Work as a nurse in Germany

Get hands on training in Germany

About Nursing Preparation Programme

With Germany’s ageing population, the demand for medical care professionals, particularly nurses, is growing. This is why many hospitals, nursing homes, and other care providers are turning to recruit overseas talents to help fill the gap.

Our Nursing Preparation Programme spans 9 to 10 months and includes the following for a seamless application procedure:

  • German A1 to B2 classes
  • 20 hours of classes weekly
  • External German Language examinations
  • Visa application guidance
  • Pre-departure preparation
  • Intercultural workshop
  • Local support in Germany

Who is it for?

Students who have completed their Diploma or Degree in Nursing or other related fields.

Why choose the Nursing Preparation Programme?

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Work-life Balance

Healthcare providers in Germany practice good shift management so that nurses are able to enjoy doing the things they love outside working hours.

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Fair Treatment

Don’t worry about being from another country – all nurses are paid equally regardless of their country of origin, especially at public institutions.

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Upskill and Go Further

You have the option to further your studies via Professional Training (Weiterbildung) or by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree. Some institutions may even sponsor their nurses who wish to do so.

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Flexible Working Hours

Nurses in Germany get to decide  how much time they’d like to spend working, and what their shift preferences are.

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Better Job Perks

Nurses typically receive a salary of €2500 to €2800 monthly and will even receive an allowance during the adaptation period. They also get to enjoy at least 20 days of paid leave annually.

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International Experience

Germany has a high standard of healthcare, making nurses there highly employable around the world, regardless of how the economy is performing.

Your Nursing Preparation Programme Pathway

Meet all the Requirements
Qualified candidates need to have already completed a recognized nursing qualification at either the Diploma, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level. Graduates also need to be registered with the Malaysian Nursing Board.
Interview
During the preparation program, we will match you with potential employers and arrange interviews.
German A1 to B2 classes
Learn German from Level A1 (beginner level) up to B2 (intermediate level of proficiency) within 10 to 12 months.
Intercultural training
Immerse yourself in the German culture so that you’re able to assimilate into life in Germany the moment you arrive.
Visa application
Once you have completed your preparation program, we will assist you with your Visa application to Germany.
Pre-departure preparation and airport pickup
We want to make sure that you’re prepared for your new phase in life. We’ll take you through a comprehensive workshop where you learn all you need to know. We will also arrange for pickup after you land at the airport.
Adaptation period
Your professional skills will be assessed during a 6-month adaptation period. Upon completion, you will obtain your qualifications and are allowed to practise in Germany.
3-year Hospital Attachment
The final step of the program requires you to be attached to a host hospital for 3 years - after which, you will have the option to extend your tenure or work at a different hospital or care service provider.
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Application for November 2020 intake is now open!

We only accept a maximum of 15 qualified nurses so hurry and secure your slots now.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Similar to other jobs in Germany, there are many factors that determine one’s salary – your workplace location, whether you’re working in the public or private sector, and your work arrangements with your employer. Nurses usually receive an average of €2800 monthly (before tax deduction). 

    However, be prepared to contribute between 30% and 42% of your gross salary as tax and social contribution. In return, you get to enjoy benefits from the German government which includes unemployment support, pension, healthcare, and education for your family.

    As a nurse, it’s important that you master German as some of your patients, especially the elderly ones, are only able to converse in German. Most hospitals will require international nurses to have B2 level of German, but the more fluent you are, the better you will be in communicating with your peers and patients.

    More questions?

    Check out our FAQ page or chat with us on Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp. We’ll be happy to answer them.

    Interested to pursue Nursing but don’t have a Diploma or Degree in Nursing? Check out our Dual Vocational Training – Nursing pathway.

    According to a spokesperson for the German Hospital Federation DKGE, even before the Covid-19 outbreak there were around 17,000 jobs open for nursing staff and 3,000 for doctors in German hospitals.

    After having worked for more than a year to become officially recognised as a qualified health care and nursing professional, I’m not in a rush to head back too soon. Working conditions and pay are better in Germany. I can take care of myself and even support my family back home. My longing to see far-away places is greater than my homesickness – I’m still keen to get to know Germany better.

    – Vanessa Preclaro, nurse from the Philippines

    Source: giz.de