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Specialist nurses

Automatic recognition: No

Non-automatic recognition

If there are major differences between the qualifications you have from your home country and the qualifications required to work as a specialised nurse in the EU country where you want to work, you may be asked to:

  • sit an aptitude test to check that you have the skills required in your chosen country
  • or complete an adaptation period


  • Directive on recognition of professional qualifications (2005/36/EC)
  • Automatically recognised qualifications - recent additions