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  • What documents do I need to provide for the application to work as a nurse in Germany?
    A tabular CV A copy of your NURSING DIPLOMA, or a BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in NURSING certificate B1/B2 German language certificate (if available)
  • I dont know the german language. Is it possible for me to secure a job using only my English language skills?
    No, unfortunately not. A minimum of B1 proficiency in the German language is required for entry into Germany. The acquisition of the B2 language level can take place in Germany, although this depends on our clients. The B2 level of German proficiency is necessary for the recognition process in Germany. However, we conduct interviews in the local language before the start of your German language course.
  • Where do i learn the German language?
    At the Goethe Institute in your homeland Any german language school in your homeland - the examinations should be done at Goethe institute. Our online German Class - MediNurse Online German Course MediNurse exclusively considers applicants who possess a B2 German language certification from the Goethe Institute.
  • What other documents should i submit for the Nursing Program?
    After your CV and Nursing Certificates has been assessed, you will be requested to submit the following documents: Birth certificate Marriage certificate Bachelor of Science in Nursing Working licence as a Nurse Proof of completion of internship Transcripts, including the final examination. Proof of employment as a nurse B1/B2 German language certificate , if available
  • How much do i pay for the whole process?
    MediNurse adheres to a NO-FEE policy to nurses, which implies that there are NO CHARGES for placement and there are NO payroll DEDUCTIONS.
  • How long does the whole process take?
    The duration it takes for you to reach the required proficiency level in the German language depends on your individual progress and effort. German language up to B1/B2 level - it varies individually Recognition of the documents you provided - (3-6 months) Embassy appointment (2 - 3 months, depending on the availablity of appointments) The majority of candidates typically arrive in Germany within an 8-month timeframe, involving participation in highly intensive German language courses.
  • What is the recognition Process?
    In order to be able to work in Germany as a health worker / nurse, you need a professional licence/recognition. To have the professional license/recognition, you must have your foreign nursing diploma/BSN/MSN recognized. The Bundesregierung in Germany checks whether your foreign nursing diploma is equivalent to the German nursing profession. Your working experience in the professional is also important
  • What happens when i have a deficit on my certificates
    If there are significant difference between the two certificates (your foreign diploma and the german nursing certificate), you will be offered either a knowledge test or an adaptation course. The knowledge test is organized and carried out by state-recognized schools in accordance with the Nursing Act. It consists of a practical exams (care situation of an in-patient) and an oral exams (based on care studies). The adaptation course is completed with a final interview about the content of the course (oral exams). During this adaptation measures, you will be working as a Nurse assistant until you have successfully completed the adaptation measures.
  • Will I be receiving a salary during the adaptation measures?
    It is important to mention that the adaptation measures takes place during working hours. Here you will work as a nursing assistant until the end of the adaptation measure (adaptation course or knowledge test) and receive your gross monthly salary of approx. € 2,300 plus allowances.
  • What is the salary range for a recognized nurse working in Germany?
    Your GROSS monthly salary as a recognized nurse is 2900 Euros to € 3200 Euros (Allowances not included). That is for a normal working hours of 38.5 hours per week. When you work during the weekends, at night or national holidays, you get some allowances (20% - 30% allowances money on top)
  • Do i need a health insurance?
    Yes, indeed. We will enroll you with the health insurance company in Germany before you start to work.
  • Does the Employer provide accomodation?
    Certainly, a shared apartment will be arranged for you initially. Typically, you can reside there throughout the recognition process. Subsequently, you'll need to search for permanent accommodation. We, along with the hospital/care home, will assist you in this process. Accommodation costs vary by region, ranging from 250-600€ for a room.
  • Who is responsible for covering the monthly rent for my accommodation?
    As soon as you start your job and you move into the apartment, you will be responsible for paying the rent.
  • Do I get a permanent working contract?
    It varies. Following the initial 6-month probationary period, you may receive a one-year limited contract. These contracts are consistently extended to a long-term or unlimited contract based on your integration into the workplace and your working performance.
  • What is the Nursing Apprenticeship Program?
    MediNurse offers an opportunity to pursue a Nursing Apprenticeship in Germany. The apprenticeship program in Germany combines theoretical lessons at a vocational school with practical work in a German hospital or care home. One of the advantages of this dual apprenticeship is that you receive a monthly training allowance from the hospital or care home that employs you.
  • What is the duration of the apprenticeship?
    Becoming a nurse in Germany involves a three-year dual apprenticeship program. In Germany, individuals who have completed school have the option to pursue vocational apprenticeships instead of full-time academic education. This apprenticeship system is closely regulated, involving a combination of work in a hospital or care home and attending a vocational school. Nurse apprentices will spend 2500 hours in the workplace and 2100 hours in school.
  • What are the language proficiency requirements for the apprenticeship in German?
    To qualify for a nurse apprenticeship in Germany, it is necessary to have German language skills at level B2 or higher. MediNurse offers Online German Classes, when there is interest in studying the german classes on an online portal, click on the Online German Class.
  • What are the requirements for the Nursing Apprenticeship Program?
    German language certificate of at least B2 level. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including place and country of birth, dates and locations of attended institutions, acquired qualifications, and, if applicable, employers. A high school diploma, showcasing grades ranging from excellent to satisfactoy and it should reflect a minimum of 12 consecutive years of education. If applicable, a university degree Anerkennungsbescheid, if available
  • Where do i learn the German Language?
    At the Goethe Institute - when you are not in Germany Any accreddited german language school in Germany Our online German Class - MediNurse Online German Course MediNurse exclusively considers applicants who possess a B2 German language certification from the Goethe Institute.
  • Is there an Age Limit for this program?
    MediNurse has set an age limit of up to 35 years. It's important to note that Germany does not discriminate based on age; however, these are the requirements associated with our recruitment process.
  • How much do i earn during the apprenticeship course?
    Currently (2023/24), apprentices in their first year of training earn at least €1190 gross per month. The amount increases in the subsequent two years, with apprentices in the second and third year earning up to around €1450 gross per month. The actual allowance may vary depending on the employer and the city where the apprenticeship is undertaken.
  • How do i apply for the apprenticeship course?
    Applicants are required to submit a motivational letter a CV in table format high school certificate any other relevant educational certificates Send the application to the email address:
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