International nursing staff

Welcome to RKH Gesundheit, a major provider of healthcare services in southwest Germany with employees from more than 100 countries. We look forward to receiving your application!

Have you chosen your dream job as a nurse in your home country and would like to become part of our international team of doctors, nurses, therapists and service staff? We warmly invite you to start your career with us!

We have developed special courses for all international nursing staff that will prepare you optimally for the knowledge test as a nursing professional in Germany. Our unique qualification programmes not only include practical assignments, but also exciting theoretical lessons and an intensive language school (German B2 nursing). After successfully completing the language test (German B2 Nursing) and the knowledge test, you will receive your certificate of recognition from the Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (Stuttgart Regional Council).

We offer international nursing staff the choice between a contract as a recognised intern or an employment contract as a nursing assistant. Once you have been successfully recognised, you may even be offered permanent employment based on your residence and work permit. We are at your side throughout the entire process – from applications to correspondence – and will make your professional journey an unforgettable experience.

Requirements for an application to participate in the preparation course

  • completed vocational training/degree programme in nursing in your home country with licence/certificate
  • at least a B1 certificate for the German language, not older than 2 years, from an ALTE-certified language school (telc, Goethe-Institut, ÖSD)
  • proof of basic immunisation against measles and SARS-CoV-2 with a vaccine authorised in the EU
  • your Defizitbescheid (deficit assessment) from the Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (can be submitted later if accepted)
  • work permit.
  • residence permit.

If your participation is accepted

  • submit an application for recognition to the Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart.
  • submit all required documents together and in full. The processing time at the Regierungspräsidium can take 4 months or longer.

Your application

Apply electronically to our job advert. Or by email to: florian.friedrich(at)

Prepare the following documents for the consultation interview:

  • a chronologically complete curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • your testimonials/certificates.
  • the course overview of your degree programme/vocational training: Content, modules, credit points or number of hours.
  • Your application will be carefully checked by our team. If you are shortlisted, you can expect an exciting first video interview (WebEx).

We look forward to shaping the future of healthcare together with you. Become part of our RKH Gesundheit team!