Welcome! Bun venit! Witamy!

We welcome applications from nursing personnel from other countries - from Romania, Bosnia or Serbia for example. We understand that it is a big step to move to a foreign country and start work as a nurse. We know it is not an easy decision. So we are happy to help.

Kursana puts your needs first. We have developed a concept for your induction and make existing personnel in the facilities aware of your special situation. We promote a work atmosphere of equality that makes no difference between nationality or age. We are happy to inform you about the processes and regulations that need to be observed when you start work as nurse in Germany. 

We provide: 

  • unlimited employment contracts, full or part time
  • additional pay for work on Sundays, public holidays and at night  
  • help in obtaining recognition of qualifications
  • individual support in helping you settle down in Germany
  • a good working atmosphere
  • modern equipment
  • opportunities for personal development
  • seminars specifically for staff from other countries at the Kursana Academy
  • financial subsidies for child care and meals



The following is important when you apply to work in nursing and care in Germany:

Do you have a work permit?

Please contact the German embassy or consulate in your country about the need for a work permit to work in Germany as a nurse.

Are your qualifications recognized in Germany?

Check if your qualifications are recognized in Germany (e.g. using the link at the bottom of this page to the Federal ministry of education and research)

The conditions for recognition as a geriatric nurse in Germany are

  •  a minimum of 3 years training in nursing with at least 2,300 hours of practice and 2,300 hours of theory
  • proof of language competence in German (Minimum B2) 

Your application should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A translation of your qualifications including the number of practical and theoretical hours
  • A work permit

Where would you like to work in Germany?

Kursana has facilities across Germany. Have a look at the vacancies on offer at present. We look forward to your application.  

These (German) links may help:

Kursana Human Resources

Fon +49 (0) 30 / 20 25 - 20 00
Fax +49 (0) 30 / 20 25 - 20 99
Mail: kursana-personal @dussmann.de

Hone your skills

Kursana provides a wide range of further training and qualifications as well as fitness courses at the Kursana-Akademie.