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What degree do I need to work as a nurse in Germany?

Nursing professions are "regulated professions" in Germany. Regulated professions are professions whose training is regulated by the state. In the federal state of Germany, professions are regulated either by the federal government or by the respective state. Anyone wishing to work in one of these professions in Germany must submit an application for professional licensing and provide proof of their qualifications - i.e. training. Only once professional licensing has been granted may one work as a nurse in Germany. Persons with a degree acquired abroad must therefore have it recognized in Germany. Only then can a professional license be applied for or granted.