Norway needs more Pinoy nurses, other skilled workers - page 3

another door open for filipino nurses. even with the communication barrier Filipino can adapt to it. goodluck to nurses who wnat to pursue in norway.... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from crewl
    i didn't know that.. because like i said i am a norwegian citizen but i took my board exam in the philippines.. so i have a nursing license there.. i even worked for a short period in one of the gov't hospitals... wow.... well, i remember we talked about the laws in being allowed to be licensed in the philippines.. 1. the educational system should be similar. 2. if you're a volunteer RN from another country then you can practice for as long as the volunteer work is valid.. 3. if you're a foreigner you should be a permanent resident or you should have stayed in the philippines minimum 5 years.. we talked about that at school while i was still in the philippines..

    hmmm.. but you have a point.. a reason maybe why it's so hard to become a RN here in norway.. they have sooo many different rules.. but their rules in medicine is not updated..
    If you were able to sit for the NLE, then it means that you have dual citizenship or it would have not been permitted there. They are not permitting foreign students that trained there to write the NLE, even if they have lived there most of their lives. Even for those that have been there for their entire schooling, if they do not hold citizenship, then they cannot write the NLE.

    Volunteers are only there for a specific time and then they practice under the license from their country, but there is strict approval needed for this; we see it when someone goes over on a medical mission for a couple of weeks.
  2. by   wemon211
    That's true. I had a classmate that was a US citizen and up to the last week of the deadline to submit requirements for the NLE, he was going to the embassy to get his dual citizenship to write for the exam. Another way for you to have taken the NLE is if you were first a Filipino citizen when you took the NLE and then became a Norwegian citizen and abandoned your Philippine citizenship. You definitely have to be a Filipino citizen to take the NLE.
  3. by   gorgeous77
    that's the problem with the philippines, they always show on tv, that this country needs nurses, so everyone encourages their children to take up nursing.they think that after graduating you can go to this country and earn so much money.but the reality is before they even become registered nurses, they have a lot of obstacles. language, culture, fees for registering with the BON, english exams and so on. they say japan is open - but the nurses won't be working as nurses yet, they have to pass the japanese nursing exams, learn the language and culture and i don't think that you can learn all this in a couple of months.
    the govt is very misleading
  4. by   precy
    Quote from gorgeous77
    that's the problem with the philippines, they always show on tv, that this country needs nurses, so everyone encourages their children to take up nursing.they think that after graduating you can go to this country and earn so much money.but the reality is before they even become registered nurses, they have a lot of obstacles. language, culture, fees for registering with the BON, english exams and so on. they say japan is open - but the nurses won't be working as nurses yet, they have to pass the japanese nursing exams, learn the language and culture and i don't think that you can learn all this in a couple of months.
    the govt is very misleading
    I agree to that. It would even take years to read and write japanese characters....probably more years than taking up nursing. Not a wise idea.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from gorgeous77
    that's the problem with the philippines, they always show on tv, that this country needs nurses, so everyone encourages their children to take up nursing.they think that after graduating you can go to this country and earn so much money.but the reality is before they even become registered nurses, they have a lot of obstacles. language, culture, fees for registering with the BON, english exams and so on. they say japan is open - but the nurses won't be working as nurses yet, they have to pass the japanese nursing exams, learn the language and culture and i don't think that you can learn all this in a couple of months.
    the govt is very misleading
    As far as I am aware if trained outside Japan and not a national you can't sit their nursing exam
  6. by   Daly City RN
    Norway isn't in the EU as they have twice rejected joining but they are in the EEA which ensures access to the EU internal market

    The Norwegian electorate has twice rejected treaties of accession to the European Union (EU). Most legislation made by the EU is however implemented in the country due to Norway's membership in the European Economic Area (EEA). This ensures Norway's access to the EU's internal market.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway[/quote]
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>

    I stand corrected. I have mistaken E.U. with the military alliance, NATO, in which Norway belongs with.

    I am well aware that E.U. is originally composed of Western European countries but has since expanded its memberships to other countries in Europe mainly the former Soviet Block countries..

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
  7. by   gorgeous77
    a bit off topic but.. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/pinoy-mig...rs%E2%80%99the Philippines Senate ratified JPEPA, which will allow, among others, nurses and caregivers to work in Japan after getting language training.

    For nurses, they will first work and get paid as trainees while preparing for the nursing licensure exam in the Japanese language. If they fail to pass the exam within a three-year period, they will have to return to the Philippines.
  8. by   penicillin8
    Quote from dave787
    i was just trying at least theres a work. at ths time that economy is low,wether your a caregiver at least you hve something that can feed the family.
    wait up! if one wants to take a risk, he must gamble wisely. calculate the odds...the chances before gambling. the wise gamblers are the ones who gamble according to their skills and what they are adept in.

    gosh! it took me months before i got used to the kiwi and british accent and understand them well without difficulty. until now, there are times i can't quite get it right when they're talking to me. i need to make them repeat what they have said, especially the british people coming from north england. take note of some kiwi slangs they even throw at me. sometimes, i need to pronounce some words in british accent (coz filipinos have a kinda american accent, they said) before my patient or colleagues can understand me.

    and, man! this is english language. i'm talking about english and not a total out of my world norwegian language.

    even as a caregiver, how can one be an effective caregiver if he cannot communicate well with the patients. a caregiver is part of the team in nursing home. he is also expected to think and act in certain decisive way. who else will cover his back but himself, right?
    keep up with the beat, no matter what happens!
  9. by   psychonaut
    Scenario #3: It's the end your shift. You sit down in the report room. There are seven blond Norwegian nurses waiting for you to give DETAILED report about all of your patients...in Norwegian of course.
    What do you do?
    Have you been reading my diary again?


    .... I kid, I kid...
  10. by   mon2x_RN
    well,norway needs filipino nurses.what's next?rwanda?it would be better if the government will open nursing jobs to us and allow nursing grads even without work experience to work abroad.
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from mon2x_RN
    well,norway needs filipino nurses.what's next?rwanda?it would be better if the government will open nursing jobs to us and allow nursing grads even without work experience to work abroad.
    Takes time and money when bringing in foreign nurses and then you are asking them to spend more money on training you because you have no experience. For a lot of employers it is to help ease shortfalls in staff numbers so would expect to have some experience
  12. by   marslarks
    i just want to comment bout this issue you know because your kind of degrading Filipinos too much..yes i admit that filipinos have limitations, we cannot speak norwegian but i think filipinos are not that stupid to actually venture norway without proper preparations..they are professional nurses..give them some credit for petes sake..moreover just because filipinos easily jumps job offerings from different countries that have diffirent languages doesnt mean that we cannot learn the language..i have an aunt in switzerland who studied all her life here in the philippines and she speaks french well..in fact she is one of the head of the UN..it depends on the persons will and abilities..if she really is a fast learner and is committed well, i think anyone can learn one's language..
  13. by   5cats
    About the language issue...everybody has to learn a foreign language when you want to move, and I would say if you want to do this go for it.
    I'm just not sure if Norway is still accepting applicants without any knowledge of the language. They recruited many german nurses, but those were offered a language course at the baltic center in Germany for preparation prior to deployment.

    5cats

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