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Germany needs 400 Filipino nurses: POEA


By Samuel Medenilla

Four hundred job vacancies in Germany are now out for grabs for Filipino nurses after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) started anew its recruitment process for its Triple Win Project (TWP).

MB FILE - 2011 passers of the nursing board exam take their oath as professional nurses at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City (Photo by LJ Pasion) / MANILA BULLETIN

2011 passers of the nursing board exam (Credits: LJ Pasion) | Manila Bulletin file photo)

In an advisory, POEA said applicants must be Filipino citizen and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, active Philippine Nursing License and at least two years of professional experience as nurse in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and care institutions.

They will also be required to be proficient in the German language and must be willing to undergo German language training in the Philippines to attain Level B1 (to be paid by the employer) or with Bl or B2 language proficiency level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

POEA said qualified nurses should first register online at

They will then be required to personally submit the following requirements at the POEA main office in Mandaluyong City, with cover letter and curriculum vitae with colored passport size picture, in English and, if possible, in German High School Diploma (notarized copy); Diploma of nursing (notarized copy); Board Certificate from Professional Regulation Commission; Certificates of employment from former employers (notarized copy); Certificate of German language skills, if available; and Copy of valid Passport.

“The deadline of submission of application is on May 15, 2017,” POEA said.

Accepted applicants will be deployed to work in Intensive Care Units (ICU), general, and geriatric care wards of German medical facilities.

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