Nurse and paediatric nurse

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What are my activities in this job?

Nurse and paediatric nurses care for infants, children and adolescents who are ill or in need of care. They also advise parents regarding specific care for their children. They independently carry out doctors' orders, assist the doctor and are responsible for the documentation of patient data.

Where can I work?

Jobs can be found in hospital wards for children, adolescents or infants, as well as in special paediatric clinics. There are also jobs in specialised practices for paediatric and adolescent medicine, health centres, residential centres for children and adolescents with disabilities, outpatient nursing homes, children's homes and short-term care facilities.

What requirements must I meet?
  • Secondary school certificate; first general education school leaving certificate and a completed two-year course of training/education; successful completion of ten years of schooling that extends the first general education school leaving certificate; other general schooling.
  • General medical fitness and suitability

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


Nurse and paediatric nurse


2,100 theoretical and practical training/education hours as well as 2,500 practical hours with the training organisation.

Student stipend/allowance

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

State recognition