Anyone who has obtained a vocational qualification as a nurse can have their qualification recognised in Germany (a process called Anerkennung). One of the prerequisites for this is knowledge of the German language. In most German federal states (Bundesland), the B2 level is required (Goethe-Zertifikat, telc Deutsch, TestDaF, etc.).
The earning potential for care assistants and nurses in Germany lies roughly between €11 gross per hour for a care assistant and about €22 - €25 gross for a nurse with additional qualification in the field of surgical or intensive care. A general nurse or geriatric nurse earn between €15 and €20 gross, which amounts to a net monthly salary between €1.200 and €2.500 (depending on work experience, taxation classes etc.).
Those who have not yet had their qualification recognised in Germany, or have not yet reached the B2 level of language knowledge, may initially work as a care assistant and earn about €11 gross per hour.