[QUOTE=NRSKarenRN;5726657]moved to our international nursing
experiencing nursing in france - nursezone
That is NOT how nursing school and certification occurs in France and it was never like that.
Ten months of training is to become a CNA.
Nursing school in France covers the same coursework as in BSN in the US (I know, I've spoken to professors in US and also asked to be a guest student to see how different it might be in clinical). The only differences:
Rather than spend much time learning nursing care in labs with dummies there is more clinical hours (2100 hours to be exact). There are roughly equal number of hours spent in lectures. It is a full time study (not a few hours here and there) for the entire period.
Undergrads do original research, a step like in the MSN although I have not seen the MSN research. Qualitative, quantitative original research combined with document research to produce a "thesis" of sorts on an individually chosen subject. There is an advisor. A written portion that then has to be argued to a jury.
The drop out plus fail rate is between 1/3 and 1/2 1st year versus last.
I am shocked to read this. Perhaps a language problem caused the blogger to generate a confusing description?
Also, promotion within hospital can be done without specialization (1-2 years additional coursework) however that is rare for the higher posts. To become an operating room nurse or an anesthetist nurse, like in the US additional schooling is required.
Additional degree is also required for pediatric specialty. They used to have addition for psychiatric however much has long been deleted.
One can become specialized in wound care/ emergency/ cardiac/ pain/ etc through a short schooling, so it is more formal than the AACN certifications in the US.