Mariana also came to Slovakia with her daughter due to the war. In Ukraine, before the war, she worked as a senior nurse. According to Ukrainian legislation, she has a lower high education degree in the field of nursing and had a suitable job. In Slovakia, she wanted to work and not just rely on state benefits. That's why she applied to have her education recognized. Her practical nursing education was recognized, even though she had two years of training in a nursing school and two and a half years of university education as a junior specialist (bachelor's degree). According to our standards, she is just an assistant to the doctor, not an actual nurse (see the scheme below). As a practical nurse, she cannot even register at the Chamber of Nurses or the medical technical workers. Her current salary is around 600 euros net, which does not even cover her basic needs. "If the goal was to obtain a position similar to the one I held in Ukraine, I would definitely fight for the recognition of my qualifications, even if it took me three years. However, I find it illogical to engage in a process that would not allow me to perform the work which I am qualified and experienced for. I would like to work as a professional nurse, not a medical assistant."