Health and Nurse

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The nurse is the right contact person for sick and needy people. The people are cared for and cared for and also assisted with treatments. The profession is taught through regulated training and can be found in different institutions. Nursing and care is carried out according to medical specifications, which also includes the documentation of patient data. Basically, the all-round care of the patients is taken care of. The nurses are the real link between the doctor and the patient.

Personal requirements at work

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Above all, you have to be willing to help other people. This includes not only the food, but also the basic care of the patients. You shouldn't be afraid of illnesses, as you can be confronted with different aspects every day. There should be an empathetic demeanor and also a social attitude. In order to be able to deal with the patient properly, you should have good language skills and good observation skills. Each individual patient has to be approached differently, so flexibility is required. There is shift work and a lot of stress that you have to be able to endure.

Prerequisites for the job / training / studies

A medium-level educational qualification is required for admission to training. As a secondary school graduate, you must also provide proof of one-year training as a nursing assistant. Before you start, you must also provide proof of your health suitability and prove this by means of a medical certificate. Technically, the focus and the ability to bring along are arithmetic and written skills. Reports have to be prepared, or drug doses have to be calculated. You should also be able to understand the text, as medical instructions often have to be read and followed.



The training takes place for a theoretical and also practical area in part by teaching at a nursing school. But also for the practical part through an internship in hospitals. Various experiences in dealing with people and patients must be gained. The training therefore lasts at least 3 years full-time and even 5 years part-time. Further degrees of full nursing training can be completed, these also last 3 to 3.5 years. The training period can be reduced by up to two thirds for certain equivalent training courses. The instruction in the theoretical and practical area is given at the nursing schools. These schools are usually attached to the relevant clinics and hospitals. School and company practice alternate either on a daily basis or in blocks. The practical part is taught in the various specialist medical departments of the hospitals.

The Qualification

The qualification to become a nurse is achieved by passing the final examination. You are admitted by successfully participating in the teaching units and operational practice. You qualify with a written, oral and practical part of the exam. Specializations take place after training in the respective departments of ward care, intensive care units or surgical preparation. You can also focus on some areas of medicine, such as gynecology, dermatology or, for example, internal medicine.


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The location of the nurse is either in the appropriate clinics or hospitals and their departments. But it can also be care bases such as old people's homes and nursing homes for old people or disabled people. In addition, jobs can be found in outpatient services. The employees are located in the specialist departments or specialist practices to support the patients in the rooms and treatment rooms. Support at home can also be implemented for patients.

career development opportunities

In the profession of health care worker, you have to keep yourself constantly up to date. Professional advancement can be made possible through additional further training. The next higher degree is training to become a specialist nurse for specific specialist areas. You can take the opportunity to take on various special functions or management tasks. Another further training is the advancement to the specialist in geriatric and nursing care. The course offers further opportunities to change and to go in other directions. These can be courses in human medicine or nursing management, for example.

The everyday life of health and nursing staff

Everyday life is colorful, there can be very different tasks and patients waiting. Early shifts, late shifts and also night shifts are worked in most facilities. Depending on the shift, the day begins with waking patients, preparing them for surgeries, and washing them. This is usually followed by a joint visit with the doctors and other nurses. The nurses are also responsible for providing the three meals a day. The individual patients have different needs and are more or less supported by the professionals. (Image source: Federal Employment Agency)

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