It doesn't matter whether you are still in training and completing a practical placement at the DHZB, whether you start working for us as a health and nursing nurse after passing your exam, or whether you join our team as an experienced nurse: We want to make your training and familiarization as pleasant and effective as possible.

No, we don't want to promise you the blue sky here: We also have emergencies and personnel bottlenecks, so that in individual cases there is less time left than planned for intensive support of trainees or job starters.

But nobody is thrown into the deep end here. Because we know: Cardiac medicine at the highest level needs top care. They are the future of care at the DHZB. And that's why we take your training and induction very, very seriously - even if we like to be happy!  

The training

1. Nursing school

The German Heart Centre Berlin has its own nursing school, officially: training and further education centre for nursing professions. The first exams were taken here in 1995. The school is not far from the DHZB.
You can find further information here.

2. Practical assignments at the DHZB

The DHZB is a specialist hospital in the fields of cardiac surgery, cardiology, paediatrics and functional care with regard to nursing training.

During the three years of training, 3-4 practical assignments are possible at the DHZB:


Each student is assigned to a permanent member of our staff, usually from the team of our practice instructors. In an initial discussion, the level of knowledge and learning goals are discussed together. At "half time" there is an intermediate discussion: Is the trainee on the right track and satisfied? What can get better? At the final interview, the internship is then assessed together.

Especially in the intensive area, regular and numerous practical exercises are carried out. Pupils have to do theoretical preparatory work, which is then discussed in detail and put into practice right next to the bed.

"Make, make, make": Of course, our trainees are employed in the duty roster in addition to and not instead of the certified nursing staff. But we want you to be able to work as much as possible and as independently as possible as quickly as possible. Of course, an instructor will always be at your side with help and advice.

Respect - yes. Fear - no! Training on the intensive care unit for children

A few days of young infants with severe congenital heart defects, immediately after many hours of highly complex heart surgery: Pediatric intensive care at the DHZB in one of the world's leading children's heart centers sets the highest standards.

You are fascinated, but don't dare to take on this challenge as a beginner?

We understand that very well. For this reason, we have developed an induction concept especially for the area of intensive child care that introduces graduates of the nursing school to this area individually, carefully and personally.

The concept has a modular structure, i.e. it comprises individual blocks of theory and practice that can be put together according to the previous knowledge of the new colleagues.

Training = Continuing education

Our practice instructor team

"With every induction of a new colleague, I also grow myself. Because what I want to explain well, I have to understand exactly. I have to keep questioning my views and putting my skills to the test."

This is how our practice instructors at the DHZB see it. And that's why they are proud and happy to carry out this task.