Healthcare and Nursing School

Never before has it been more important for young people to lay a solid foundation for their own career future. With the three-year course of healthcare and nursing training at the School of the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens, you receive solid training in healthcare and a secure career future.

A wide range of additional career prospects is in store for those with an interest:

  • parallel to a course of training in our school, you can pursue the dual cooperative study programme leading to the B.A. in Nursing with our partner institution, the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
  • Following training, there are wide-ranging additional opportunities for further qualification and career advancement, including various degree programmes.

Alternatively, the one-year course of training as a nurse’s aide offers easier access to the healthcare field for a qualified degree and a secure career future.

Beyond the important considerations for one’s own professional future as described above, a primary requirement is that the candidate enjoys dealing with people in need of assistance.  Because graduates of the Healthcare and Nursing School of the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens do more: ‘Focus on the person’ is the motto right from the first day of training.

The Healthcare and Nursing School

  • is so large that it comprises all of the key departments,
  • is so small that it can provide individual assistance with learning processes,
  • designs the course of training in close cooperation between teachers and practical instructors,
  • promotes the formation of the personality and social learning,
  • places the emphasis on dedication and independent action.

The course of training is shaped by

  • a block system, i.e., theoretical and practical phases alternate at intervals of several weeks,
  • a system of course directors, i.e. a specific teacher is the responsible point of contact for the students in a particular course,
  • a varied teaching/learning methodology combining theoretical and practical content:
    • interactive instruction, group work, exercises
    • case study, project
    • role-playing and simulations, staged exercises
    • seminar, workshop among other things
  • a diverse selection of teachers:
    • teachers of nursing professions and nursing educators
    • central and local practical instructors
    • specialist nurses
    • doctors
    • psychologists and others
  • a systematic approach to the state examination


  • Secondary school qualification I or
  • School leaving certificate and
    • 1. successful completion of 2-year vocational training
    • 2. permission as a nurse’s aide or assistant or geriatric nurse’s aide
  • suitable state of health

Duration of training:

  • The course of training lasts 3 years.
  • Start of training: 1 October of each year
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Course contents:

2,100 hours of theoretical instruction

  • Theoretical instruction is subdivided into 30 learning modules based on the framework curriculum for Rhineland-Palatinate.

2,500 hours of practical instruction

  • Consistent with the plan of vocational training, practical training is offered with a specialised range of services in the various clinics of our hospital, and in other facilities in the area.
  • Deployments of trainees are supervised by pedagogically qualified practical instructors.

Fields of work and opportunities after training

  • Activities in inpatient, partially inpatient and outpatient facilities
  • Opportunities for further development in the form of specialist training, e.g. in anaesthesia and intensive care, oncology, endoscopy, community nursing and other fields
  • Courses of study, e.g. nursing education, nursing, healthcare sciences, healthcare management and others

Applicants with general matriculation standard or entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences have the opportunity of enrolling in a dual course of study at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences .For further information about the dual cooperative study programme in nursing, please consult the website of Univesity of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen or the Flyer entitled Dual Cooperative Study Programme in Nursing (Bachelor of Arts) of the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen.

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  • school leaving certificate
  • suitable state of health

Duration of training:

  • The course of training lasts 1 year.
  • Start of training: 1 September of each year
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Application documents:

  • letter of application
  • CV in bullet-point form
  • accredited school graduation certificate or semester report card
  • 2 passport photos
  • where appropriate, certificates of vocational qualifications
  • where appropriate, internship assessments and work references

The Google Maps Internet service offers an overview of the locations.

  • There are lots of parking spaces available around the Rheinberger building.
  • The entrance to the Training Centre is located on the back of the building, with access via the parking lot (Roland-Betsch-Straße) or from the car park (Fröhnstraße).
  • Access to the Training Centre is by stairs or lift to the 4th storey.

Contacting us

Municipal Hospital Training Centre in ‘Rheinberger’

Christine BoosSchool Director:
Christine Boos
Roland-Betsch-Straße 1b, 4. OG 
66954 Pirmasens