Nursing in France - page 10

by bambi007

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Is there anyone who can fill me in on RN jobs in France. I prefer the city hospiitals, I work in ICU currently. I have many years exp in Med Surg also. Would like to hear from someone. If you know about pay scale and such... Read More


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    Im sorry. Will do that thanks for letting us know.
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    hello alexk49,
    you were surprised too. that was according to the DDASS employee i spoke to. what i really don't understand is this. they would accept a filipino nurse if she or he is married to a french national or here in france on a refuge status but they won't accept if we are not on either of the two requirements but the fact still remains that the diploma of the accepted candidate & that of the unaccepted candidate are the same no matter where in the philippines he or she graduated from. according to the DDASS philippine diploma does not qualify in their country oh well what can we do there are a lot of filipino nurses here in france & if only given the opportunity to work as a nurse we can help fill up vacant nursing positions here.
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    hello abhelle good luck on your nursing studies i'd be very glad to help you if you need inquiries do email me if you have time. best regards:wink2:
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    I think if already in France with a work permit you shouldn't have any problems. Issue will arise if wanting a work permit because EU states have to employ someone from own country first then EU before the rest of the world and employer has to prove that you are the right one for the job
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    Hello Silverdragon102 i have been living legally in france for about 15 years now the possibility of not being able to work here in a hospital is only applicable for those that come from asian countries otherwise with other nationals its ok:wink2:
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    Quote from arcenciel32
    Hello Silverdragon102 i have been living legally in france for about 15 years now the possibility of not being able to work here in a hospital is only applicable for those that come from asian countries otherwise with other nationals its ok:wink2:
    Am surprised, have you tried with your transcripts translated into French? I know sometimes it is a case of who you know
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    Hi,
    yes I did have them translated but you know sometimes what you said is true its not what you know nowadays its who you know. thank you but my problem is this now. i work with somebody in very high places i don't think they would even consider recommending me i've been with them for about 13 years now .
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    Hi guys,

    I'm an americaine licensed RN in CA and been living in Paris since February 2008. I'm actually going through the french requirements to get my licence here in France and is willing to go back to school to obtain it. I have applied for a nursing school here (IFSI) and I have an written exam in 2 weeks f (culture generale domaine sanitaire et sociale). Has any foreigners like myself has taken these entrance exam and can give me some info? Will my exam be exactly the same as with a french citizens taking it? Is it graded exactly the same as they would for a french native? Any tips at all? The subject is so broad and I have no idea what topics I must concentrate on. Any help is appreciated.

    And for those that have questions about how to apply to a nursing school here and the requirements, feel free to ask me.

    Thanks!!
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    Quote from roe8
    Hi guys,

    I'm an americaine licensed RN in CA and been living in Paris since February 2008. I'm actually going through the french requirements to get my licence here in France and is willing to go back to school to obtain it. I have applied for a nursing school here (IFSI) and I have an written exam in 2 weeks f (culture generale domaine sanitaire et sociale). Has any foreigners like myself has taken these entrance exam and can give me some info? Will my exam be exactly the same as with a french citizens taking it? Is it graded exactly the same as they would for a french native? Any tips at all? The subject is so broad and I have no idea what topics I must concentrate on. Any help is appreciated.

    And for those that have questions about how to apply to a nursing school here and the requirements, feel free to ask me.

    Thanks!!

    You may already know about this site, but I'd guess you'd be more likely to reach others who've been through the exam here: http://www.infirmiers.com/

    Bon courage et bonne chance!
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    This is a great website for info. Thanks Fred_Ide for your info. One more question though, I got my BSN in the Philippines and have worked here in the US for 18 years. Did a masteral level as a nurse anesthesia student but with 3 hrs of sleep Monday to Friday (& I had to stop working from my job with no income for 18 months and moved to Connecticut) and with small children, I lasted for 18 months out of the 29 months program and moved back to the SF bay area. I was wondering if I will get a UK license if they will give me an RN license in France or probably go to nurse anesthesia school (but I doubt if they will let me do that either, huh?) but my biggest hurdle would be to speak francaise. I am working in the 2 of the top 10 best hospitals in the US (on the west coast) and my clinical skills are excellent - patients with continuous hemo-hemo filtration (CVVH), intra-aortic balloon pump, ventricular assist devices and ECMO (external end-organ machine similar to bypass but continuous). Free education for your kids, good health insurance and good retirement would be better to high pay. :wink2:


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