Training to become a nursing specialist in old health or nursing care

From January 2020, Germany will have a generalized nursing training program. It combines the previous training in geriatric, health and nursing care into one training course. The advantage: With the new degree, trained nursing staff can work in all three professions. Previously, this was only possible in the respective specialization (z.B. care for the elderly) possible. Another plus: The new degree is recognized throughout the European Union. This allows you to work in other EU countries as well. Here you will find all the information about the requirements, the training process and your prospects after the training.

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Facts about the training

Duration of training: 3 years

1. year: 1.165 € 2. Year: 1.227 € 3. year: 1.328 €

Requirements for the training

To be able to start training as a nurse, you need an intermediate school leaving certificate (z.B. from a secondary school). But even with a secondary school diploma, the door to training as a nursing specialist is not closed to you. With a 2 to 3 year training as a nursing assistant you can obtain the prerequisite for the training as a nursing specialist. The good thing about this is that if you have already completed training as a nursing assistant, the training to become a nursing specialist is shortened by one year. If you have already successfully completed another at least 2-year IHK training after your secondary school diploma, you also have access to the training as a nursing assistant.

Apart from the formal requirements, it is important that you can approach people with empathy and interest. You should also have a high degree of conscientiousness and diligence, as you will later have a great deal of responsibility in your profession. A good basic physical fitness is also helpful, as working with patients can also be physically demanding. The training to become a nursing specialist has a theoretical (2.500 hours). A practical part (2.100 hours).500 hours) and a practical part (2.100 hours). You will complete the theoretical part of your training at a nursing school, where you will z.B. You will learn the basics of diagnostics and nursing processes, communication, counseling, and many other things.

This serves as a basis for your practical training, which takes up a somewhat larger part of the course. Depending on which facility you choose, you will have a first practical assignment in the respective focus area. At Malteser International, you can complete your training in a geriatric care facility, a hospital or an outpatient care service. Important to know: No matter in which facility you complete your training – you will also gain practical experience in the other areas of operation to the extent of at least 400 hours. In addition, there are some smaller stations z.B. in a psychiatric clinic and in counseling centers. You are interested in the individual stations in detail? You can find the exact contents here. How the theoretical and practical parts are combined depends on the curriculum of the respective nursing school.

Assignments with the provider of the practical training

Orientation assignment (at the beginning): 400 hours Intensification assignment (at the end): 500 hours

Compulsory assignments

General acute care in an inpatient facility (e.g. B. Hospital): 400 hours of long-term care in inpatient facilities (z. B. Outpatient acute-. Long-term care (z. B. outpatient nursing service): 400 hours

Compulsory assignments in special areas

Pediatric Care z.B. in children's hospital: 60 to 120 hours general, geronto-, child- or adolescent psychiatric care z.B. in psychiatric clinics: 120 hours

Other assignments

Optional z.B. counseling centers or hospice: 2 x 80 hours

With the new training to the nursing specialist there is the possibility in the training contract a deepening to let specify. This can be done at the earliest six months before the start of the last third of the training, so that you can get to know all the wards beforehand.

If you decide on a specialization, you will complete the training in this specialization. You will then not obtain the degree "nursing specialist" but "geriatric nurse" or "health and pediatric nurse". -caregiver. But don't worry: Even with specialization, you are allowed to work in all nursing areas.

Development opportunities after training

With the training as a nursing specialist, all doors are open to you for a successful career in nursing at Malteser International. Depending on your experience during the training, you can decide in which area you would like to work. Your degree will enable you to start working in hospitals, geriatric care facilities, outpatient care services and other settings. And even abroad! Because your degree is recognized throughout the EU.

Even after the training you have many opportunities to develop yourself. In addition to professional training such as z.B. In addition to your further training as a specialist for intensive care and anesthesia, you will also have the opportunity to pass on your knowledge to future nursing specialists by training as a practice supervisor. A career as a nursing service manager or nursing director can also be a great development opportunity. On it you can z.B.

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