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- by lisag4517 Dec 13, '11I am 44 yrs old, just started my RN program and want to go back to spain to work as an RN, my family is from Spain, and I also lived there for some years, I am a spanish resident, but a USA citizen.. what steps do I take? who do I speak to about informing me of revalidating license once I finish?
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- Jan 4, '12 by jasmine33Hi Lisa, I'm from Ireland and also trying to move to spain to work as a nurse, I have already validated my license and am just looking for a job now. To validate your license you need to get in touch with "departmento de homologación y reconocemiento de títulos" in the ministerio de sanidad in Madrid, and to validate your license, you'll need a copy of your degree and official translation, copy of your american license and official translation, and a copy of your passport or DNI if you have one. It's better to in in person and hand in the documents, but if you're sending them by post, make sure the copies of your originals are convalidated by the spanish embassy, they won't accept photocopies convalidated by the police.
They got back to me pretty quickly, I got my license within a couple of weeks.
Getting a job is another issue, I've just entered into the "bolsa" to get a job in Madrid, there's a different one I think for every city, depends where you want to work, to get a job in the public health system, which is apparantly next to impossible. Still haven't heard anything from them, am looking at private hospitals now trying to find something.
Would love to hear how you get on, if you get any information about getting a job in Spain I would love to hear about it!
- Jan 4, '12 by jasmine33oh also, I forgot 1 thing, you have to send a copy of your transcipt from your university, and an official translation of it.. good luck!
- Jan 10, '12 by neonstonegood luck!