Applying as a nurse in Norway,anyone else? - page 45

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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 ... Read More


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    Hi guys can you help me? I already received my giro/invoice from safh last week. How and where can I send my payment for my invoice here in Philippines? Thanks in advance!
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    Quote from acebrianverallo
    Hi Katana!
    It's me again. Would you, by any chance, have the slightest of idea if that 1 year of nursing practice being required by SAK for foreign nurses before being able to take the nasjonalefag, paid or not; or if within that particular period of time, can we also work as auxilliary nurses then take that exam? Btw, I hope you don't mind me asking, but what does that text do again, exactly? WIll that enable us to be Norway RNs? I was also just thinking that the 1-year would even be beneficial to those who have had clinical gaps or those who haven't had extensive clinical nursing practice, ONLY provided that it can still somehow be paid so that we can support that year wherein we're still gathering experience. Thank you so much in advance for answering my questions. Take care always & God Bless you. I appreciate your tips here for aspirants like myself.

    Hi!
    Here is the link from SAK regarding the new rule for foreign nurses and note that our country is specifically mentioned there.
    Endring i praksis for sykepleiere utdannet utenfor EU/EØS – sak.no

    I really don't know what will happen once you are taking the 1yr practice. But i believe and i hope that those who will take the practice will be paid but I would say that it would only be limited to those who are currently working and are planning to take the nursing practice and exam.But do not qoute me on this because I am not really sure. You might be asking how could I say that. It is because here in norway, when you take an opplring or a practice, one must be approved first by the NAV before they could take the practice. Then the NAV will be the one to pay that person who will take the practice. Then why would NAV support them and why are they supporting (maybe) those who have jobs at present? Well, NAV is the one making sure that everyone especially those who are working (and those who are supported by the govt) that they are financially stable and gets the right incentives. Here in norway, when a person stopped working because of illness, pregnancy, accidents, or company bankruptcy or any other cause that resulted him/her to stop, it is NAV who supports him/her financially and makes sure that he/she gets the average salary that he normally gets. And during those periods that he is in between jobs, NAV is the one that arranges or looks for other work where that person could work. So basically, the financial support that they get is based on what they were normally getting.

    Before, jobseekers and students also get support from NAV when they go to a training or practice at hospitals or nursing homes but everything has changed. They only do that now to those mentioned previously. That is the reason why I have said that statement.

    I believe you could not work apart from the training that you are having because this is already considered as your work. But again, this is not yet verified.

    Btw, I talked to my friend who is on the waiting list for the nasjonale *** and he said that he received a letter from SAK informing him that the evaluation that he previously acquired from them is no longer valid because the evaluation will now be coming from the school/university where he will take the review and the exam. The school/university will also be the one to tell you where you need to take your practice or training.

    I may also say that this is not possible to those who are holding student visas.Why? Because a one-year visa is too short for one to be able to complete the prerequisites to nasjonalefag.You will need to go to school, secure a place for the language examination, and most especially you need to pass the prve3(not sure if schools/universities that will evaluate your nursing credentials will require you to pass also the Bergens test before you could take the practice/training, review and nasjonalefag). And you will also have to wait for the evaluation of your credentials from the school/university and secure a place in the school/university for your review(nasjonalefag) and to where you are going take the 1yr practice. So, I might say about atleast 1yr stay here is not enough. It is safer to say that those who already have their working visas are most likely the ones who could accomplish these.

    Yes, it might be an advantage to those who dont have enough nursing experience but it is also UNFAIR to those who came here first, now working and waiting for their place in the schools and suddenly being told that they are no longer qualified due to the changes in rules.

    Dont be troubled about becoming a nurse here in norway yet because this will come once you have established yourself. First thing that you need to do is pass the language exam, find a job and convert your student visa into a working visa. Then everything else will follow.

    Hope this helps. Ill get you updated.
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    Quote from steppybay
    Wow, now these scammers and greedy PH students and nurses have gone there too, so desperate. There's been such a problem in the USA also and with CA finding over a 100 applicants sending and using falsied documents.

    It also lead to mass denials and rejections (in CA and about 12-13 other States) of recent new PH applicants and nurses who have worked and studied honestly as it exposed a flaw in the PH educational system with not having our clinical and theory section being taught together in the same semester.
    Yes you are right. Illegal recruiters, cheaters, and abusers have diverted their focus here already. Imagine, during the late 80s upto late 90s/early2000s, nurses from the Philippines are not required to take the Nursing examination and could work immediately as a nurse here. Then few years later after finding out that not everyone is a licensed nurse, then that was the time that they required those who are coming to take the exam before they could become as nurses. Before, you dont need to be a licensed nurse to be certified as a health care personnel. But that changed 2-3 years ago when SAFH found out that documents and diplomas were falsified just to get a certification. And now, this new rule that holds the aspiring Filipino nurses back to become a registered nurse here in norway. I may also mention that language education was free a couple of years back even for Filipinos(jobseekers,students,workers). But now you have to pay your tuition because those who had the chance to get a free education chose not to go to. And lastly, a philippine driver's license before could be automatically be changed to a norwegian/intl driver's license after a few driving session. But due to rampant usage of falsified license coming from asia, the road and transportation authority demanded all foreign citizens except from eu and other selected countries are required to take the driving lesson just like what the beginners are taking.

    So, every now and then policies, rules and regulations change because of these cheaters and abusive people.

    Well, we can not do anything but to follor these new rules and policies.
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    Hi katana!

    can you help me? I already received my giro/invoice from safh last week. How and where can I send my payment for my invoice here in Philippines? Thanks in advance!
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    thank you fiona and katana for the enlightenment and advice...
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    Hi Katana!

    thank you so much for the infos! it's very useful I'm planning to work in norway in the future, probably by next year I'll take up language lessons here in Cebu. I'm planning to have experience here in the Philippine first just to have plus points of increasing a chance of being hired. what do you think is a suitable visa for me to get while being in norway?? is it skilled worker visa or just the student visa? cause i heard you need to be enrolled in a university and take the language exam.
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    hi everyone!

    I just wanna ask, is there an expiration for the authorization coming from SAFH? Do I have to apply for a visa imidiately after receiving that authorization? Or it is ok to resume my application on the coming year..Your answer will be highly appreciated. Thank you very much.
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    Quote from andy429
    Hi katana!

    can you help me? I already received my giro/invoice from safh last week. How and where can I send my payment for my invoice here in Philippines? Thanks in advance!
    andy429!

    I apologize but i have no knowledge regarding that. Pls check DAK's website if they have any info re: payment outside norway. I think there is also a post here on previous pages regarding payments. I am sorry again.
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    Quote from yvonnegabriel.sb
    hi everyone!

    I just wanna ask, is there an expiration for the authorization coming from SAFH? Do I have to apply for a visa imidiately after receiving that authorization? Or it is ok to resume my application on the coming year..Your answer will be highly appreciated. Thank you very much.
    Hi!

    It depends on which authorisasjon you are applying for. Pls refer to my previous post regarding authorisasjon and expirations.
    Thanks!
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    hi everyone,
    i am intending to go to norway but then i have problem obtaining about housing info that the embassy is requiring and please help me with letter of intent to study (the language) it is also a requirement.
    thanks a lot. it will be a great help.


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