Not a job for everyone

You are interested in taking up a job in nursing and care and want to know if you are suited for it?

A job in nursing and care has many aspects. Completing a training programme in nursing and care offers you a large number of job and career opportunities. As there are many different jobs and training programmes in this field, formal admission requirements also differ greatly. But there is one thing all nursing and care jobs have in common: If you want to be happy and successful working in this field, you need a lot of know-how and professional expertise as well as diverse personal qualifications and human skills.

In general, different work settings also require different personal qualifications. The following checklist will give you a quick overview and help you find out what it takes to become a nursing and care expert and if you are suited for a job in this field:

  • Take on responsibility

  • Ability to work independently

  • Willingness to learn

  • Resistance to stress

  • Flexibility

  • Decisiveness

  • Organisational talent

  • Motor skills

  • Sociability

  • Empathy

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Ability of setting boundaries