Elderly care nurse

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What are my activities in this job?
Elderly care nurses plan, document and provide care. They also carry out doctors' orders unassisted and support people requiring care in everyday life e.g. by accompanying them to medical appointments or supporting them with bodily hygiene. In addition, they advise their caregivers about how to treat their dependents. Elderly care nurses are also responsible for organisational and administrative activities in care facilities.
Where can I work?
The field is diverse and jobs can be found in general and elderly care facilities, outpatient services, daytime and night time care facilities, short-term care facilities, geriatric stations in hospitals, gerontological-psychiatric centres and facilities for care of the disabled as well as rehabilitation centres.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Secondary school certificate; first general education school leaving certificate and a completed two-year course of training/education in healthcare and care assistance; successful completion of ten years of schooling that extends the first general education school certificate; another general course of schooling.
How much will the training cost?
There are no costs.


More information on training


Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training: Academic and practical


3 years


Elderly care nurse


2,100 education/training hours as well as 2,500 practice hours with the training organisation

Student stipend/allowance

A training wage is paid that increases for each year of training.

State recognition