czech nurse

  1. :roll we need help, the NMC are not accepting the qualifications of a czech nurse we have working with us and will not register her despite having a degree from her country and many years experience. has any one else had this problem and was there a positive outcome
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  3. by   mageean
    I understood that all nurses registered in another country had to register with NMC to ensure some consistency re competencies. In my case, I came to England from. Nortern Ireland (part of UK) and had to Re Register with the General Nursing Council, at the time,and pay yet another fee. Do you know why NMC will not register her?
  4. by   the nun
    she applied to the nmc last sept and paid a fee to register, she was informed in march they would not accept her qualifications, no reason given, and she appealed against their decision, they will still not accept her. we are desperately trying to help her, but don't quite know what to do, any suggestions?
  5. by   homesick honey
    we have had Midwives come to us from Finland and poland and have had no problems getting them registered. Maybe if they are unhappy they would be prepared to allow her to do a back to nursing course here before registering. that way they can be certain of her capabilities. it would be worth asking the NMC.
    i am suprised considering that they accept a lot of nurses from the phillipines and other parts of the world. we are so desperate for nurses there must be some way around this. good luck!!
  6. by   Huq
    [PHP]any suggestions[/PHP]


    She could try writing to Tony Blair or even the Queen. Don't laugh. Stranger things have happened.

    New to Calif. I applied for State licensure.
    Sent all the required information. (I am a registered nurse, midwife, midwifery teaching diploma) I received an abrupt letter saying they were not interested in my midwifery. Weeks later I was denied because I did not have any ob experience. I could reapply after taking a six week midwifery course to bring me up to their standards! This went on and on until my husband, tired of my grumbling said "Hon forget it" then he laughed and said "You have tried everyone else,ha, ha you could write to the President" so I did.

    Guess what? Ten days later I received a letter from the White House and, soon after, a message from the State of California saying I was qualified.

    We still laugh about this and I have been nursing here for more years than I care to remember!
  7. by   NormanS
    Quote from the nun
    :roll we need help, the NMC are not accepting the qualifications of a czech nurse we have working with us and will not register her despite having a degree from her country and many years experience. has any one else had this problem and was there a positive outcome
    Just came across your message. Hopefully you have got a result from NMC by now but if not your Czech nurse should be entitled to automatic recognition of her qualifications after May 1st 2004 when the Czech Republic joins the EU. If of course her training satisfied the requirements of EU Directive 77/453. The Czech Association of nurses would have to issue a verification certificate if this is the case and NMC must accept it. If it did not but she has 3 years experience from the last 5 she is also entitled to automatic recognition.
    Hope this helps. I am working with the Polish Nurse Association on similar questions.
    Good luck.

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