USA to Italy. Possible?

  1. Just wondering if anyone knew how to go about working as a nurse in Italy (other than joining the Navy and getting stationed over there). I'm not fluent in Italian so any pointers on immersion type courses would be useful, too. I am American so I don't have the EU advantage, but would still be interested in hearing from anyone who has worked themselves or knows someone who has worked in Italy.
    Have tried to research this some on my own, but can't really find any info.
    Thanks
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Unfortunately for you, all of the information for the Nursing Council is in Italian. You will definitely need to be fluent in the language as usually you will be expected to pass an exam in that language, same as any foreign nurse coming to the US.

    There are several immersion programs available for Italian. I would highly recommend one of those first.

    Good luck................
  4. by   OriginalWmn
    Thanks Suzanne. You don't know of any programs you would recommend?
    How is Thailand? I saw the pictures you posted a while back...very nice!
    Can I ask how you ended up in Thailand? Are you working as a nurse there?
  5. by   suzanne4
    As far as studying Italian in the US, Berlitz has some excellent immersion type programs. check with the office near you. Or there are quite a few in Italy.
    Which part are you considering moving to? I usually try to get over there about every year or so.

    I actually own a school over here, so this is now my home. Not working as a nurse over here in a hospital, but I am teaching nurses every day.........literally ... seven days per week.
  6. by   OriginalWmn
    Wow! How did you end up in Thailand? Are you Thai? I have some friends that are Thai. They're twins, one is a dentist, and the other is in research. Thanks for the advice. I'd like to learn Italian anyway, even if I don't ever get to work in Italy. It's a beautiful place. I love Florence, but I know it's a popular place that a lot of people would like to live in. I imagine it would be pretty competetive to get a position there. I also liked Rome, but wonder if I could handle the big city vibe on a 24/7 basis.
    Good luck to you, too Sounds as if you are busy!
  7. by   suzanne4
    Just an American RN, originally from Detroit, trying to make a difference in some lives over here.
  8. by   podol168
    hello,
    i know that you posted this message long time ago, but i just saw it today. i'm interested to move to italy and work as a nurse there. my first step would be studying italian there. i have read that you have school there. please let me know if you have any more info about italian classes.
    thank you,
    galyna

    e-mail addresses not permitted here for your safety.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Mar 8, '07
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  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from podol168
    hello,
    i know that you posted this message long time ago, but i just saw it today. i'm interested to move to italy and work as a nurse there. my first step would be studying italian there. i have read that you have school there. please let me know if you have any more info about italian classes.
    thank you,
    galyna

    e-mail addresses not permitted here for your safety.
    few requirements for working there. able to function at the high schol level or higher in italian. language exams in italian. passing of their nursing exam in italian. to go there on a student visa, you would not be permitted to work during that time. and you cannot apply for a visa to work until you have passed their nursing exam, and language exam.

    my school did not teach italian.............and was located in asia.
  11. by   golfermyluv
    Quote from suzanne4
    As far as studying Italian in the US, Berlitz has some excellent immersion type programs. check with the office near you. Or there are quite a few in Italy.
    Which part are you considering moving to? I usually try to get over there about every year or so.

    I actually own a school over here, so this is now my home. Not working as a nurse over here in a hospital, but I am teaching nurses every day.........literally ... seven days per week.
    Suzanne!

    You have helped thousands of Filipinos in this forum and we will forever be grateful! You may want to put up a training school in Manila as well and call it another home away from home.... Just a thought

    Just dropping by...coz I was given an offer to work in St Marks in Greece but i knew it was a scam because they were asking me money to process the papers and Ive googled it and I cant find anything about the hospital
  12. by   suzanne4
    Thank you for the very nice note.
    Until the government there cleans up their act and closes the programs there that are taking advantage of people and closes those review centers that are still open, there is no way that I would consider it.

    And after that wonderful politician there essentially threatened any American that travels there. Not at this time, that is for sure.
  13. by   skyes
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    Im Italian. I am an Italy Nurse.

    I have never been in USA.

    What kind of info do you need about Italy??

    It is very simple come and work in Italy.

    I am waiting for you!!:wink2::wink2:
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