In everyday language, the designation for graduate health-. Nurses still nurse or nurse practitioner. When you start looking for job openings, you'll notice that this designation is outdated.
What does a nurse* do??
Tasks and daily work
Your responsibilities include nursing care on the one hand, and on the other hand, the care of patients of all ages with mental and physical illnesses. As a nurse, you will work with people with special needs, the seriously ill and the dying.
In addition to providing health advice, the promotion of health is also an essential part of this job description. Prevention is also part of this job.
Certified nurses work in all health care industries. You may be employed not only in nursing and therapy, but also in diagnosis and rehabilitation.
The nursing tasks of this job include assessing nursing needs and evaluating nursing dependency. You prepare expert opinions in this regard.
The nursing process includes planning, diagnosis, organization and implementation. In addition, you are responsible for the control and evaluation of the nursing measures in any care levels and forms of care.
Your duties in emergencies include recognizing and assessing on the one hand, and taking appropriate medical measures on the other hand. You will independently perform immediate life-saving procedures until the doctor arrives.
You know how to perform cardiac massage and ventilation.
Job-specific tasks include defibrillation with semi-automatic devices and the administration of oxygen.
When you pursue this profession, you work closely with physicians and you are their assistant. As an assistant, you will administer contrast media, injections and infusions in consultation with the medical specialist. The tasks of this job also include taking blood samples. The insertion of gastric tubes is as much a part of this job as the administration of blood components and whole blood.
You will work closely with representatives of other health care professions, such as physiotherapists, and be their assistant. Another role involves assisting with therapeutic. Medical-diagnostic measures.
Certified nurses use various work equipment for basic and treatment care. This includes kidney dishes, wash bowls and bed bowls. In addition to blood prere and blood glucose meters, fever thermometers and personal scales are also among the measuring instruments used. The operation of medical instruments. Devices characterize the daily work routine. You know how to handle X-ray equipment, monitors, syringes and infusions.
Office work is an important part of this varied job. Your employers will entrust you with maintaining patient forms, protocols, documents, card indexes and databases. In addition to computer work, you operate copying and fax machines, scanners and printers.
Where do nurses work?
Possible employers for these professions are health and social care facilities. When you do this job, you work in hospitals, clinics or medical offices. You will work as an in-house assistant-. Specialists employed.
Possible employers may include nursing homes or facilities for people with special needs. As a certified nurse, you can work in geriatric care or find a job in primary care.
As a nurse, you have the opportunity to work in the field of home health care. Numerous individuals post jobs as you need help from a professional.
Prerequisites: What training and skills do nurses and nursing need to have
Three years of vocational training in nursing is either at a technical college in the form of a bachelor's degree program or at a specialty school for health care and nursing.
If you pass the final exam, you will receive either a diploma or a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies.
If you aspire to professions such as nursing, it is required that you stay abreast of the latest science and meet the training requirement.
So that you can expand or deepen already acquired expertise and skills, further training is a good idea. You can specialize in home health care or palliative care. Alternatively, you may pursue advanced training with a focus on wound management. You have the option of specializing in aroma care or retraining as a diabetes counselor. Pain management is also an interesting area suitable for retraining.
If you acquire specialized knowledge in one of these professions, the choice of jobs is greater.
If you want to specialize in caring for young people, further training in child and adolescent care is an option.
You can advance your career with further training in the specialty of intensive care nursing. Likewise, in terms of medical teaching-. Further training in management tasks.
To be able to take on teaching, leadership and special tasks in intensive care units or operating rooms, you have to complete the appropriate special training.
If you would like to advance your career, you can consider training at the university to become a nursing service manager.
Medical work is subject to strict hygiene and work regulations. You should have no problem wearing appropriate protective clothing, such as disposable gloves, a gown or mouth guard, to protect your health.
Basic requirements of this job are sociability, patience and willingness to help. You should be responsible, able to work independently and be a team player. Another important requirement of this job is the ability to make small talk. You should not be afraid of injections. You should not mind the sight of blood.
As a nurse you have to cope with shift work, night work and working weekends and holidays.
The job as a nurse is physically and mentally very demanding. You should be trustworthy and resilient. If you're in this profession, you'll be in close contact with patients, doctors, medical professionals, physical therapists and colleagues. Thus, you should have high interpersonal skills. Demonstrate perfect German language skills.
Working environment: where do graduate nurses work?
Health care nurses work as part of a team with professional colleagues, physicians and specialists. You also maintain contact with occupational and physical therapists, medical-technical staff and ward assistants.
You will be employed in examination and treatment rooms and work in patient rooms. The job description includes caring for patients in emergency rooms of hospitals and clinics as well as in rehabilitation clinics.
You can also be employed in geriatric nursing in a nursing home.
Outpatient clinics and hospices are workplaces, as are residential homes and convalescent homes.
As a nurse, you can take a job in the blood donation center or you can practice this profession in counseling centers for health or in mobile nursing facilities.
Employers: who hires graduate nurses?
You can find vacancies from hospitals and clinics.
You can also submit your application to a nursing home. Possible employers are not only health resorts but also rehabilitation centers.
You can also find job offers from blood donation centers and health advice centers.
You can also send your application to general practitioners' practices. If you are looking for a job, you can apply to specialists.
In mobile nursing and geriatric care facilities, this profession is in greater demand than ever before, and you will always come across job openings.
Entry-level opportunities: What does the job market for nurses look like?? Nursing staff is rare in Germany. Thus, the prospects for the future are bright. You can submit your application free of charge to a job board. This offers the advantage that you will be sent vacancies. You can narrow down the region in Germany. For example, enter Berlin or North Rhine-Westphalia. Due to the narrowed search, you will only receive vacancies for Berlin or North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, you have the possibility at a job exchange to create an individual job profile and to have corresponding free job advertisements from Germany sent to you. Tips from professionals can be found in the career magazine. You are sure to find numerous advertisements for vacancies and can choose a job that fulfills you!
Do not give up the search for your dream job if the first applications are not successful!
Salary: What do nurses earn??
As a nurse, your salary averages 2873 euros gross per month. Salary differs depending on work experience, education and age. You don't earn in every city. Region equal. If you are looking for a job in Berlin, for example, you can expect to earn less than in some other regions of Germany.
In the lower salary range, you earn less than 2008 euros per month as a nurse, while the upper salary range is over 3900 euros.
Tips so that you can increase your salary are additional training or studies. Professions that pay better are always associated with higher qualifications.
*Note: For an easier reading experience, this text refers to "nurses", this of course includes all genders.
Author: Dr.Hans-Peter Luippold
Dr. Hans-Peter Luippold studied business administration in Freiburg and Cologne and gained experience as an executive at Daimler, Volkswagen, Lufthansa, Wella and Vorwerk in all major corporate divisions. Since April 2000 it is as a company-. Personnel consultants active in Frankfurt am Main. He regularly lectures and teaches on the topics of success and careers. Network with him on Xing and Facebook.