Nursing in France - page 2

Hi Just wondered if anyone had experience of working in France? We are thinking about relocating to Brittany and need as much info to help with the decision. Any info abut nursing in France would be... Read More

  1. by   abhelle
    hi there.... Plz what is DDASS means? the address n telephone no. ill send this info to my husband for him to inquire for me..thanks
  2. by   seahiker627
    I have been reading with interest on nursing in France and would like to move there myself. I am currently finishing my Family nurse Practitioner courses ( I know I can't practice that scope in France.) Does anyone know how easy or difficult it has been for Americans to get jobs in France? The language will be very little barrier to me as i grew up speaking french in my home. But, I am American and not French by citizenship.

    Thanks!
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from seahiker627
    I have been reading with interest on nursing in France and would like to move there myself. I am currently finishing my Family nurse Practitioner courses ( I know I can't practice that scope in France.) Does anyone know how easy or difficult it has been for Americans to get jobs in France? The language will be very little barrier to me as i grew up speaking french in my home. But, I am American and not French by citizenship.

    Thanks!
    Welcome

    The issues you may have is finding an employer willing to petition you for a work permit as generally have to employ own citizen first then EU before anywhere else unless they can prove that they have tried and demand hasn't brought anyone forward, ie that your job experience is in an area of shortage
  4. by   Fred_IDE
    Quote from abhelle
    hi there.... Plz what is DDASS means? the address n telephone no. ill send this info to my husband for him to inquire for me..thanks
    Hi,
    DDASS means "Direction Departementale des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales" something like county management for medical and social department.

    One DDASS in each departement (division of local government).

    You can find address and telephone numbers here :

    http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/trouverles...nnels/index.do

    quoi, qui (what, who) : ddass or dass
    ou (where) : the city or departement

    But things are changing, next year the French board of registered nursing will be in place (ONI).

    I will say more later.
  5. by   FRmermaid
    hey, i'm a UK nurse living and working in France since a year. I wasn't aware that there will be a new Nursing board next year. What does ONI stand for? And could you please give me more info on it, merci!!!!
  6. by   Fred_IDE
    Quote from FRmermaid
    hey, i'm a UK nurse living and working in France since a year. I wasn't aware that there will be a new Nursing board next year. What does ONI stand for? And could you please give me more info on it, merci!!!!

    Hello,
    ONI was created by law N 2006-1668 December 21th 2006 :

    http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affich...tion=rechTexte

    (In French of course)

    ONI is already active in "departements" and "regions".
    The national council will be elected in November 25th.

    You can have many informations on the website "infirmiers.com" heading "ordre infirmier" (in French).

    ONI stands for (means) "Ordre National des Infirmiers"
    ONI stands for (represents) all nurses working in France.
    Last edit by Fred_IDE on Sep 22, '08
  7. by   abellam
    Hi,
    I am an experienced nurse in the California. Though we are one of the highest paid nurses in the US, most of us still have to work 2 jobs to keep up the standard of living here in the bay area. I have extensive cardiothoracic experience including heart & lung transplants. I am interested to work in France? How are the working conditions there in France and how is the pay? Thank you for your time.
  8. by   Fred_IDE
    Quote from abellam
    Hi,
    I am an experienced nurse in the California. Though we are one of the highest paid nurses in the US, most of us still have to work 2 jobs to keep up the standard of living here in the bay area. I have extensive cardiothoracic experience including heart & lung transplants. I am interested to work in France? How are the working conditions there in France and how is the pay? Thank you for your time.
    Hi! Abellam.
    Well, you live in the Bay area, one of the most beautifull place in the world, you are one of the highest paid nurses in the US and you want to work in France ! OK, OK ! :chuckle

    Firstly you must be fluent in French.
    Secondly read that :

    http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/..._france_en.pdf

    http://editions.campusfrance.org/fil...irmier2_en.pdf

    http://editions.campusfrance.org/fil...irmier1_en.pdf


    The working conditions are very varied, some places are good, some places are very bad, but generally not very good.


    The pay is not very enormous from 1500 to 2800 a month (2045 $ to 3800 $) .

    I think vacation in France is a better idea.

    Good luck.

    Fred
  9. by   FRmermaid
    Hi abellam,

    I'm a UK nurse and have been nursing in France since the last 6 months and am loving it. I work as a community nurse now (worked in hospitals before), but the conditions are similar: one works about every other weekend, one can't have more than 4 working days together, it's a 35-hour working week, 5 weeks paid holiday a year, and pay is about 1700-1900 euros net per month (including weekend bonus)... i still prefer working in the UK, but in general I'm loving the quality of life in France (food, people, culture, etc), but I guess one can't have everything, eh? I find nursing in the UK is a lot more modern and evidence-based than in France. Some of the things I've seen here are sooo out-dated, nurses in England would be shocked (e.g. manual handling, administration of medication, etc). But if you want an easy and nice life, it's great! Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! xx
  10. by   abhelle
    Hi everyone... I am now in my 4th level...Soon ill be taking my board exam if ever i dont oass my NLE (oh god forbid) can i still find work as aid-soignante or i have to undergo training for that. I also study Professional caregiver for 6 months here in the Philippines before i continue to study nursing and i have certificates for that too n experience of work. I hust want to have alternatives...

    And if ever i dont pass my NLE here in philippines, is there a possiblity for me to work as infirmier there and if they will make me study again?

    thank you so much...
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from abhelle
    Hi everyone... I am now in my 4th level...Soon ill be taking my board exam if ever i dont oass my NLE (oh god forbid) can i still find work as aid-soignante or i have to undergo training for that. I also study Professional caregiver for 6 months here in the Philippines before i continue to study nursing and i have certificates for that too n experience of work. I hust want to have alternatives...

    And if ever i dont pass my NLE here in philippines, is there a possiblity for me to work as infirmier there and if they will make me study again?

    thank you so much...
    To work as a nurse you will need a local license, it is as far as I am aware the same through out the EU. They will decide on seeing your transcripts to whether you need any further training
  12. by   FRmermaid
    hey there! i know an algerian doctor who came to france, and he was only able to become an aide-soignante... i also know a croatian doctor who came, and was only able to become an aide-soignante, too... she later then had to study for 2 years in order to become an infirmiere... i don't know how it is for philippino nurses, but i think you could definitely be an aide-soignante in france.. and if not, you would probably have to study for 2-3 years and then be an infirmiere.. why don't you try england? i'm a UK nurse (living and working in france) and worked with loads of philippino nurses in england... you don't have to do your studies all over again, just an adaptation programme for 6 months... have a look at the Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC) webpage for more information for foreign nurses wishing to work in the UK... hope this helps! feel free to message me if you have any more questions...
  13. by   5cats
    They cannot go to England, borders are closed, no visas available, due to the fact that there is no nurses shortage here. Hiring freezes in most places, english(british) newgrads have difficulties to find a job!!!
    Requirements for working visas in the whole European Community are getting tighter almost daily.
    There are only very few countries that are activley recruiting foreign nurses, definetly not EU countries.

    5cats

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