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- Feb 17, '09 by vampiresfluffI was wondering- you can't work in sweden with an associate US degree? Sweden only accepts B.S?? confused.
- Feb 17, '09 by vampiresfluffDid you ever find out if the associate degree from US works in sweden? I might end up moving to sweden at some point and am intending to get an associate 1 year accelerated nursing degree in US. Any info that is useful and relevant you have discovered is most appreciated!
- Feb 17, '09 by suzanne4The accelerated programs in the US will not meet the immigration requirements for any other country. If that is your goal, then you need to rethink what you are going to be doing.
The two year degree does not meet the requirements for licensure in most of the EU countries either. The specific requirements are that you have been actually enrolled in an approved school of nursing for at least a specific amount of time that is the length of the programs in that country.
Other issue is that if you do not have at least a EU passport, then it is going to be almost impossible for you to get hired there as well, nor get a visa to work there.
- Jul 15, '09 by Klohmann330If I have a 4 year BA in nursing can I get hired in Sweden? Are there any nursing jobs that also require English? or do I have to speak Swedish fluently as well? My boyfriend is from Sweden and he is not having any luck finding a job here so we thought we might try it the other way around....
- Jul 15, '09 by Silverdragon102I do think you will have to be fluent in Swedish to nurse in Sweden
This link may help to how to get registered in Sweden but I haven't looked properly at the link http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/en/Lic...leginfoeng.htm
- Jul 16, '09 by aelsa3A couple of years ago when I worked at a nursing home here in Sweden we hired an American girl. She had a nursing education from the US and quite an impressive CV with many years of work experience. BUT she was hired as a nursing assistant since her education didn't meet Swedish nursing standards..
As for the language..she couldn't speak Swedish and that was a big problem at the nursing home since older Swedish citizens often don't speak English..
So in order to work as a nurse in Sweden you most definetly need to be able to speak Swedish.
If you're not a EU citizen and don't have relatives/family in Sweden it is almost impossible to get a work visa.
- Jul 16, '09 by Klohmann330I don't have any relatives living in Sweden but I would be filing for a residence visa under the "cohabitating" or "intend to marry" visa... my boyfriend is a Swedish citizen and he would be my contact. You said the American gir had a lot of nursing experience, do you happen to know what her education level was? I have a 4 year BAN (bachelor of arts in nursing), would that transfer to a nursing liscense in Sweden at all?
- Jul 16, '09 by aelsa3I think you should try to contact Socialstyrelsen regarding your education level or maybe your boyfriend could help you with that. They are the ones that issues nursing licenses in Sweden.
Here's a link..hope you find more information.
- Jul 17, '09 by Klohmann330Thanks so much for your help! TACK!
- Jul 17, '09 by NurseCubanitaRN2bI like to hear about nursing in other countries. What does one need to do in order to get a BSN in Sweden? How long is the program? What's the focus? How are clinical rotations?