Applying as a nurse in Norway,anyone else? - page 32

Hi, was just wondering if anyone else here is applying as a nurse in Norway?? I am leaving on sept 8 and want to get in touch with other nurses who is planning/hoping to work in Norway.. Please... Read More

  1. Visit  eymee_tee profile page
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    Quote from pfb85
    Hi, was just wondering if anyone else here is applying as a nurse in Norway??I am leaving on sept 8 and want to get in touch with other nurses who is planning/hoping to work in Norway.. Please send me an email or pm Thanks :-)
    Hei everyone I was amazed when I read the queries and interests of all those who would like to know about working in norway as a nurse or auxiliary nurse. Im currently working here in Norway as an Auxiliary nurse in the elderly home. A piece of advice guys, learn the norwegian language by heart first. Certificates, license, etc are all nothing if one cannot communicate. Patients here are old people who never learned english and will never speak english, so how can one deliver care and function well in their workplace? takk for meg
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  3. Visit  khent profile page
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    Hi everyone! I would just like to ask, for all of you here who are already in norway, what are the exit clearances that I must secure from the Philippine government before travelling to norway?
  4. Visit  khrisrhymes profile page
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    HI all,

    i'm new to this and i have read this http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-fi...orway-not-easy and now i'm not that quite sure about leaving. i have applied for a resident visa in Dec 2012, got my visa in Jan 2013, it was really fast, given that it were the holidays when i applied for it. got my safh this month. im gonna start my norwegian language class in next week.

    question is, is it really hard finding a job in norway? back reading... i thought it does not. but i just wanted to make sure. might be leaving in mid March.

    thanks all!
  5. Visit  katana_kb profile page
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    Hi! I know that there is a large number of filipino nurses who are very interested in coming here in norway and work as a nurse. Pls read this statement from the phil embassy here in oslo. ADVISORY: FILIPINO NURSES & HEALTHCARE WORKERS SHOULD BE WARY OF ADVERTISEMENTS & CONSULTANCY FIRMS THAT PEDDLE MISLEADING INFORMATION ABOUT NURSING JOBS IN NORWAY | Embassy of the Philippines

    To tell you the truth, it is not so easy to find a job here in norway first bec of the language barrier. Even if you are studying the language in the phils if you are not practicing or using it still it is not enough when you use it here esp when you talk to a norwegian.they talk fast and the way they say it is unlike the way our language teachers say it. You really need to be exposed to the real norwegian envt to be well-versed with the language. Not too many people here speak english even your bosses in the nursing homes.it is not that they dont know the language but they value much their culture.
    second, there are many job vacancies here but mostly what they offer do not meet what the UDI requires esp to us filipino nurses.we must at least get a 80% job or equivalent to 120hrs/mo or a 100%/full-time(154hrs/mo) to be given a working visa by the udi.otherwise you will be sent home upon the expiration of your student visa(max 1yr non-renewable). But mostly what they offer is only a 20-50 or 60% job and if they offer a job 80% or more, they usually give it to the norwegians or to those who could really communicate and write well. third, it is very expensive to live here in norway. so you must bring with you a lot of money. the public schools where you'll have your cost aroung 1500 for the once a week class and 3500 to 4500 for the 3x/week and 5x/week classes. and you have to pay every after 2 or 3mos for the whole school year.(aug-oct,nov-dec,jan-march,april-june). house rents are also expensive.if you are lucky enouch to find filipinos who own apartments, then you could 1500/for a bedspace.but i tell you those are illegal.
    Last edit by sirI on Feb 23, '13
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  6. Visit  katana_kb profile page
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    documents needed before you leave the country, poea papers and the like, none. you applied for a temporary residence permit to study the language or in short student visa, so you need not to secure a poea clearance or oec overseas employment clearance because in the first place you are not an overseas employee but just a student. Other people from airport offices like the immigration might question your purpose of leaving the country and ask you documents from the poea,just insist that you dont need those.

    REMEMBER:
    it is never good to ask someone about his/her salary.you'll get to know when you get your own job. but i tell you, you will be grateful you left the phils or mid east or any other country.
  7. Visit  katana_kb profile page
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    i guess as of 2010 or 11, a non-registered nurse ph could no longer apply for hjelpepleier or helsefagarbeider. lucky are those who applied before and now working here.
  8. Visit  katana_kb profile page
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    lastly, we are not allowed to work here as nurses until we passed the nursing exam or nasjonalefag.We also need to pass the norsk prve 3(language test level3 ) and theres a new rule from hgskole or university where we take nursing course that we must also take and pass the highest language exam which is the bergens test.and then after that,the nasjonalefag or nursing exam. they give examination 3x/year only for the norsk prve and nursing exam and 2x for bergens same.

    Another warning, there are many filipino nurses here who dreamt big and left their careers in the philippines and abroad and were helped by agencies just to get visa and leave the coountry hoping to get a better job here.mostly with student visa but some did not go to school because of high tuition fees.others work as janitors in hotels,schools or houses just to earn money for daily needs.others also are on the streets or parks looking for empty bottles to sell. if you got the student visa,you are allowed to work any king of job but limited to 20hrs/week only. so you are lucky if you can work max 20hrs/week. do not be so enticed by the good words from the agencies because employers here hire workers directly and do not negotiate with agencies esp in the phils. recently, before the phil embassy here in oslo released their statement concerning agencies in the philippines, we called the attention of a certain agency called Global Pinoy Consultancy because they were misleading and misinforming our fellow filipino nurses.
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  9. Visit  katana_kb profile page
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    I got lazy to do a backread because of the lenght of the page on the thread but ill just answer the basic questions here. let me clear all the questions re: autorisasjon som hjelpepleier and helsefagarbeider. anyone who has an autorisasjon som hjelpepleier could notice that the expiration is after 2 or 3 years and you need to renew the autorisasjon while the ones with autorisasjon som helsefagarbeider will expire during their retirement age of 65 as calculated by safh. my friends who have autorisasjon som hjelpepleier applied for the helsefagarbeider bec of its expiration. With regards to type of work, the item helsefagarbeider is higher than a hjelpepleier and is paid higher than a hjelpepleier. Anybody from norway or from EU could work as hjelpepleier even without any education in medical course but they can not work as helsefagarbeider unless they undergo a 2yr helsefagarbeider study. A helsefagarbeider could administer medicines but not the hjelpepleier.Case is, a hjelpepleier can not apply for the item as helsefagarbeider but the helsefagarbeider can apply for a hjelpepleier item.

    one thing more.re: norwegian schools sa philippines are not acknowledged by the norwegian govt regardless of how good they are or how much youve learned from them.still you need to prove you are good by passing the norwegian language exam3. take it as your advantage in learning the language but i guess these schools charge you so much and is really a pain in the pocket.and beware to these schools without business operation permits they might collect your money and just might just leave you without you knowing it.still be cautious especially they know that this is an easy money.

    Last edit by sirI on Feb 24, '13
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  10. Visit  Jeffyanne profile page
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    I'm planning to work in Norway. I'm an RN and was wondering if it's possible to work there without any hospital experience? what position in the health care sector should I apply?
    Last edit by Jeffyanne on Mar 1, '13
  11. Visit  Jeffyanne profile page
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    Quote from katana_kb
    I got lazy to do a backread because of the lenght of the page on the thread but ill just answer the basic questions here. let me clear all the questions re: autorisasjon som hjelpepleier and helsefagarbeider. anyone who has an autorisasjon som hjelpepleier could notice that the expiration is after 2 or 3 years and you need to renew the autorisasjon while the ones with autorisasjon som helsefagarbeider will expire during their retirement age of 65 as calculated by safh. my friends who have autorisasjon som hjelpepleier applied for the helsefagarbeider bec of its expiration. With regards to type of work, the item helsefagarbeider is higher than a hjelpepleier and is paid higher than a hjelpepleier. Anybody from norway or from EU could work as hjelpepleier even without any education in medical course but they can not work as helsefagarbeider unless they undergo a 2yr helsefagarbeider study. A helsefagarbeider could administer medicines but not the hjelpepleier.Case is, a hjelpepleier can not apply for the item as helsefagarbeider but the helsefagarbeider can apply for a hjelpepleier item.

    one thing more.re: norwegian schools sa philippines are not acknowledged by the norwegian govt regardless of how good they are or how much youve learned from them.still you need to prove you are good by passing the norwegian language exam3. take it as your advantage in learning the language but i guess these schools charge you so much and is really a pain in the pocket.and beware to these schools without business operation permits they might collect your money and just might just leave you without you knowing it.still be cautious especially they know that this is an easy money.

    oh I see.. Is it easier for me to work there especially that I know someone who lives there and offered me housing? and Is it possible to work as a helsefagarbeider without any hospital experience?? pls reply~
  12. Visit  katana_kb profile page
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    I cant say that it is easy for you to find a job here even if you know someone here because of many factors(pls refer to my first post on the previois page). I can say that it is an andvantage to you because you wont be spending much for your house rent. Re: experience, they dont really require hospital experience but still and I it is better if you have an experience there in the Phils. It is more likely that the employers will hire you if you have an experience than the ones without any, unless that person is a newly grad cum laude or an educator.
  13. Visit  jbaxter profile page
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    hello. just want to know if someone here applied for a visa to learn norwegian... mid february 2013? and do u have any updates? do u have it approved already? thank you in advance.
  14. Visit  charamae profile page
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    hi everyone..im bound to go to norway by april..does anyone know room share/rent preferably stavanger or alesund area?thank u.


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