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- Apr 2, '06 by StackyI too am interested in working abroad, specifically Western Europe (husband really wants Germany). I have some competancy in Spanish and the Czech language. I have my BSN and am not having much luck searching on-line, most is for UK nurses. Any info about the military as civilian route? If anyone has any links/info regarding good agencies or employment I would appreciate it, anything helps! Thanks.
- Apr 2, '06 by suzanne4You are not going to find much posted, you will need to be fluent in the language of the country where you wish to work, take a language exam for that, as well as pass their nursing exam. The only way around that is working for the US Military base as a civilian. There are bases in Spain.
Otherwise, you are also looking about 18 months total for the immigration process to give you a visa that permits you to work. If you were a citizen of the EU, most of this other stuff gets waived. That is why you say so many postings for UK nurses.
You essentially have to complete the same things that a foreign nurse does that wishes to work in the US.
You can try posting this on the Military Forum, someone there may have some contact numbers for you.
- Apr 2, '06 by StackyThanks Suzanne4, very helpful info. I'll get over to the Military forum. Thanks again.
- Apr 6, '06 by fbmrnI am interested in obtaining a Mexico nursing license. Does anyone have any information on the process of doing so?
- Apr 11, '06 by kteoHi Suzanne, my husband is relocating to Geneva for work, and his company will provide a Geneva work permit for me. I currently have an RN-diploma, as well as a BS in biology. What do you think my employment options look like in Geneva? Thanks in advance for your help!
- Apr 11, '06 by suzanne4Rule of thumb, you need to have at least the equivalent of schooling equal to the number of years that they have to qualify for a license to practice there. And you will need fluency for their English exams, as well as their nursing exam. The U license is not accpeted there.
You may find it easier to find work with an American or International company, rather than in a hospital. And then you would not need to go thru the licensing process. There is still quite a bit that you can do without actually having a license to practice there.
- Apr 14, '06 by kteoThanks for the information Suzanne, your insight is much appreciated.
- May 28, '06 by thowse13Is the job market in Ireland similar to that in the UK? And is the process to get licenced similar?
- May 29, '06 by Silverdragon102Quote from thowse13Depends if northern or southern Ireland. Northern Ireland comes under NMC. Her is the southern ireland linkIs the job market in Ireland similar to that in the UK? And is the process to get licenced similar?
- May 31, '06 by love4nursingI am a nursing student and will be graduating May 2007 with BS degree in nursing. Last year I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for six months and finished my other major, Spanish. I would like to move back to Madrid for a few years to work after graduation. I understand that there really isn't a shortage of nurses in Spain, that you must pass a language test and nursing exam in Spanish to legally work in Spain, and that acquiring a work permit/residency card can be a challenge in itself. I am also aware of the fact that American nurses can work on the US bases located in Seville and Rota, Spain, but I really have a strong desire to go back to Madrid. Does anyone know if it is possible to work as a nurse in an English speaking clinic of some sort? Or can anyone give me advice or suggestions for how I can go about working over there if that is at all possible?! Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks