Working as a geriatric nurse is regulated in Germany. This means that in order to be able to work in Germany as a geriatric nurse without restriction, you need a state permit.
With this permit, you may use the professional title "geriatric nurse" and work in the profession without restriction.
Even with a professional qualification from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can obtain the state permit from the competent body (an authority) in Germany.
To obtain the permit, you must have your foreign professional qualification recognized.
In the recognition procedure, the competent body compares your professional qualification from abroad with the German professional qualification and checks the equivalence. The equivalence of the professional qualification is an important prerequisite for the granting of the state permit.
In addition to the equivalence of the professional qualification, you must meet other requirements for the full recognition of your professional qualification.
If your professional qualification is not from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, the procedure is different.
You can also submit the application for the procedure from abroad.