Quote from weetziebat
Yeah, Rep, this was in 2002, so could have changed a lot. Just remember they had Saudi nursing licenses and talked about taking the exam.
Could you clarify something? If a Filipino nurse is a muslim, they do not require a Philippine nursing license to work in the Kingdom? What - do they just graduate and go? I can't imagine not wanting to take the exam and get my license, despite the fact it can be difficult. Weird, no?
Yes, a nursing graduate who is a Muslim can work in Saudi with out a license. Before I left the Philippines early this year.. I lived in the southern part fo the country where there is a considerably muslim population and I saw ads inviting muslim nursing graduates with no license to work as nurses in the kingdom.
In my batch in 1991, several Muslim clasmates of mine went to work without a license and this practice continues up to now.
You can see ads in the newspapers that say " Wanted: Nurses to work in Saudi Arabia. Christian nurses must have current license, Muslim nurses no license required. " In a sense , Muslims can just graduate from nursing schools and go to the kingdom.
And one thing, I know one in my batch who did not pass the local nursing exam even she tried several times.. She was a christian and converted to Islam when she married her muslim boyfriend. She immediate went to work in Saudi Arabia as a nurse.
But I think this practice is common to small hospitals not the type like the King Fhad Military Hospital where they conduct nursing examinations to job applicants there. I say this related to what is happening there in my city. I just don't know if they have this thing in Manila or in some other cities in the Phils.