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Nursing Service

The nursing service gives you, as a medical student, an insight into the day-to-day processes in a hospital and the work of a nurse. Proof of the nursing service must be provided before the start of the 3rd year of study (see study regulations § 6, 2).

  • Before the start of studies, at the earliest from the date of obtaining the higher education entrance qualification, e.g. in the case of the German Abitur from the date noted on the "Certificate of general higher education entrance qualification",
  • in the lecture-free period during your studies. When planning your studies, please note that "lecture-free period" also means "examination-free period". This means that you can only start your nursing service after the 16th week of the semester ("exam week").
  • We recommend that you complete at least 30 and, if possible, up to 60 days before the start of your studies so that you only have to complete a further 30 days (or more) during the lecture-free period during your studies.
  • The nursing internship lasts a total of 90 days.
  • The nursing service can be split into units of at least 30 days.
  • Absences must be proven separately (e.g. by means of a certificate) and must be made up immediately after the original end of the internship.
  • Application for recognition,
  • Certificates of nursing service (for each internship period), Important: The certificate must be signed by the hospital's nursing management and bear the hospital's seal or stamp.
  • If a nursing activity (e.g. FSJ or completed training in the medical field) and a nursing service from abroad are recognized, additional documents (see LPA information sheet) must be submitted!
  • We recommend submitting certificates of nursing service for each internship period to the Student and Examination Administration so that any queries regarding recognition or missing documents can be made or requested in good time.
  • Please submit your proof of nursing service and certificates (if available) with the corresponding application for recognition by  to the Student and Examination Administration Office
  • All documents should be sent as a legible scan in PDF format
  • Please only use your HHU e-mail address for sending the documents
  • We are guided by the information on the nursing service provided on the LPA website (information sheet and FAQs).
  • Therefore, please inform yourself in good time
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