Nursing in France - page 3

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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    Quote from patrickfr
    Hi Im Pat and I am relatively new to theis web site!

    I have read with interest the information on Nursing in France. I am looking to move to the South of France soon and was wondering if you know of any english speaking agencies. I am in the process of learning French but at the moment it is very poor. I am also interested in work with research compamies as I understand that research in France is conducted in English. Do you know if this information is correct?

    Any help or information that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    What part of France are you in?

    Kind regards

    Pat
    Hi Pat,

    I took some time to answer you because I had not the answer to your question. Having a friend who is a researcher for the CNRS, I asked her. So yes, the research is made in english. Now I don't know any english speaking agency. I am working with an agency too. I am living by Perpignan, in the Pyrénées Orientales. You might have more choice in Montpellier.
    Hope this will help you.

    Dudette
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    hi! i really find your thread very informative. i'm a nursing student here in the philippines and i'm planning to practice my job there in france. Is it hard to look for a job especially i'm not from there?
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    Bonjour,

    I am a fluently bilingual Canadian nurse who has fallen in love with the french culture and have since been desperately trying to fulfill my desire to work there. I was wondering if any of you have worked with or know of any Canadian registered nurses presently in France. And if so, would it be possible for you to forward me the details of how they begun this process. Also, does anyone know if it's possible for me to register my license without being present at the DDASS?

    Susie
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    Hopefully someone who lives there will give you the heads up. I think you must present yourself on application, and you might look at taking the french language exam just to have the paper in front of you that you speak well ( it helped me get a hospital job)

    I met a canadian nurse in France who immigrated with a work visa, so I know its possible. Sure wish I had her contact info for you. Good luck.
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    Quote from germain
    Hopefully someone who lives there will give you the heads up. I think you must present yourself on application, and you might look at taking the french language exam just to have the paper in front of you that you speak well ( it helped me get a hospital job)

    I met a canadian nurse in France who immigrated with a work visa, so I know its possible. Sure wish I had her contact info for you. Good luck.
    Thank you for the encouragement. I realize that my move to France won't happen overnight. I am presently moving to California and will be working there for approx. 6mos on a travelling assignment. From there I might try to get an overseas contract in London as I hear it is easily (easier anyways) transferable to any EU countries. But in my quest I'm hoping to find some extra guidance.
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    The language tests are called the Deflt,
    Diplome des Etudes Langue Etranger , or something like that I FORGET. sorry, sleep deprived. A google search should help.
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    Hi Dudette or anyone out there

    Great website, very informative. This is my first posting.

    I moved from the UK to France 3 years ago and have just left a management post in the tourist industry. I wish to return to nursing. Having looked at this forum, I contacted the DDASS and It took them 4 months before they would see me. My comprehension and spoken French is good, but I am not fluent. Whilst acknowledging that my diploma is valid, the personnel at the DDASS now insist that I spend 6 months familiarising myself with French medical terms and pharmacology before they will let me nurse here. However they tell me that there are no 'return to nursing' courses in France and have offered no help. I am trying to find work experience at my local hospital, but wondered if any one knows if there is in fact a nursing course anywhere in France for returners to the profession.
    I have purchased French nursing books and am studying these in the meantime.

    Thanks,
    Al
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    Quote from DNAl
    Hi Dudette or anyone out there

    Great website, very informative. This is my first posting.

    I moved from the UK to France 3 years ago and have just left a management post in the tourist industry. I wish to return to nursing. Having looked at this forum, I contacted the DDASS and It took them 4 months before they would see me. My comprehension and spoken French is good, but I am not fluent. Whilst acknowledging that my diploma is valid, the personnel at the DDASS now insist that I spend 6 months familiarising myself with French medical terms and pharmacology before they will let me nurse here. However they tell me that there are no 'return to nursing' courses in France and have offered no help. I am trying to find work experience at my local hospital, but wondered if any one knows if there is in fact a nursing course anywhere in France for returners to the profession.
    I have purchased French nursing books and am studying these in the meantime.

    Thanks,
    Al
    Take the language test, above, with a specialty in science- there should be a course near you. Afterwards, with that in hand, see if a specific hospital willtrain you in the medical language ( you can maybe work as an aide soignant( nurses aide) in the mean time. I am told foreign nurses can waive the education requirements for that). There are 1000's of spanish and foreign nurses in France, and there will be lots of vacancies to fill just like here! Just do NOT expect the DRASS to help you. Good Luck
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    "So, I am 4 years of service, and when I was working full time in surgery in clinic, I was making 1500 euros per month. When you work at night, you earn 10 more %. As a "intérimaire" (agency nurse) at night, I am making 1950 euros per month for surgery."

    1950 euros = $2327 US dollars (ie. about the same amt I make in Seattle)

    1500 euros = $1790 US dollars

    website:
    http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html

    **** are taxes taken out of base pay? if so, what %?
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    Quote from lady_jezebel
    "So, I am 4 years of service, and when I was working full time in surgery in clinic, I was making 1500 euros per month. When you work at night, you earn 10 more %. As a "intérimaire" (agency nurse) at night, I am making 1950 euros per month for surgery."

    1950 euros = $2327 US dollars (ie. about the same amt I make in Seattle)

    1500 euros = $1790 US dollars

    website:
    http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html

    **** are taxes taken out of base pay? if so, what %?
    WOW- I work at a hospital in Seattle as an AIDE and I make that much- Nurses make quite a bit more than I do here. My impression and research was that nurses in France make significantly less than nurses here- hospital nurses, anyhow. However, the cost of living is not nearly as high, depending on where you are.


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