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Recognition of foreign professional qualifications following the nursing professions reform

Recognition of foreign professional qualifications following the nursing professions reform
Issue/Year (Volume) 2/2020 (49)
Pages 30-32
Language English

The numbers of applications for professional recognition in the healthcare professions are rising continually and have been heading up the statistics in this regard for years. This is highly welcome given the shortage of skilled nursing staff in Germany, but applicants seeking to negotiate the recognition procedure face a long route. This article clarifies the legal foundations underlying the process, looks at which challenges are being produced by the new Nursing Professions Act and presents possible ways towards a solution.