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Foreign professional qualification Recognition of health professions

If you have obtained your degree in a healthcare professional abroad, you can have the equivalence of your degree checked with the German degree by the competent authority.

Health professions include the following occupations:

  • Elderly caregiver
  • Dietitian
  • Occupational therapist
  • Health and nurse
  • Health and paediatric nurses
  • Midwife/maternity nurse
  • Speech therapist/speech therapist
  • Masseur and medical bathattendant
  • Medical-technical/laboratory assistant
  • Medical-technical/radiology assistant
  • Medical-technical assistant in functional diagnostics
  • Orthoptist
  • Pharmaceutical-technical assistant
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podologist

And currently (until 31.12.2018) the following further training courses:

  • Specialist in intensive care and anaesthesia
  • Specialist in oncological care
  • Specialist in psychiatric care
  • Specialist for surgical and endoscopic care
  • Specialist in hygiene in care
  • Specialist for management tasks in nursing
  • Nursing service manager, nursing service manager
  • Specialist in social psychiatric care
  • Specialist Early Aids - Family Midwife or Specialist Early Aids - Family Maternity Caregiver, Specialist Early Help - Family Health and Child Nurse

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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