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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... Read More

  1. Visit  NoemiF profile page
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    Hi,
    That's all very helpful, I'm a student nurse facing the job shortages next year when I qualify so I was thinking about going to france instead:

    a) does anybody know if there are similar problems in France? b) How easy would it be for me to get a job with no experience as a qualified nurse?

    Also, I speak fluent french but I trained in the UK, so I have very little medical vocab- has anybody ever found a course teaching specialist medical jargon?

    Thanks very much :spin:
  2. Visit  caillou profile page
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    I think that you're not going have any trouble finding a job in France because there's a big shortage!! As you're licensed from UK, you 're supposed to be able to work everywhere in the EU but you will have to take a French language test (and if you're already fluent, everything is going to be just fine for you)
    You should be able to find all the information you need at the beginning of this post!
    Hyacinthe
  3. Visit  Fred_IDE profile page
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    Nurse in France : new informations

    Firstly you must speak French.

    EU national who have a nurse diploma recognized in EU state can have an authorization to work as nurse in France.

    For example Spanish who have diploma from recognized Latin America state in Spain can work in France.

    It is the same thing for English or Irish who have recognized diploma in United Kingdom (Canada, USA, Australia, New-Zeland ...).

    So if you can have EU nationality ... and your diploma is recognized in EU state, you can work in France (or in another EU state if you speak German, Spanish, Italian ...)
    Silverdragon102 likes this.
  4. Visit  ErikaMarie profile page
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    Quote from Fred_IDE
    Nurse in France : new informations

    Firstly you must speak French.

    EU national who have a nurse diploma recognized in EU state can have an authorization to work as nurse in France.

    For example Spanish who have diploma from recognized Latin America state in Spain can work in France.

    It is the same thing for English or Irish who have recognized diploma in United Kingdom (Canada, USA, Australia, New-Zeland ...).

    So if you can have EU nationality ... and your diploma is recognized in EU state, you can work in France (or in another EU state if you speak German, Spanish, Italian ...)
    So are you saying an American RN is recognized by the UK & if fluent in french can work in France?
  5. Visit  Fred_IDE profile page
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    Quote from ErikaMarie
    So are you saying an American RN is recognized by the UK & if fluent in french can work in France?

    Yes if you have EU nationality (ie : if you can have Irish or UK passeport).
  6. Visit  angelique777 profile page
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    Question: Some have said if from Spain can work in France. Does anyone know how to get work in Spain. I know French can read and understand but I have no practice speaking. I am fluent in Spanish. Maybe in my case I can get work first in Spain. If so does any one know how to go about getting work in Spain and what the pay is like there. It seems that someone posted that many nurses come from Spain to France to work.

    Does any one know or if from France can ask one of the Spanish nurses about the system in Spain.

    Maybe I can start in Spain and make my way to France.

    Thanks Angela
  7. Visit  sugarfairy profile page
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    Hey,
    I really want to work in a french ski resort preferably with trauma victims from ski acidents etc but also minor stuff aswell. Does anyone know how to get into this field or any contacts that may be able to offer this experience. I have working french but was hoping to improve on the job. I can ski to intermediate level, have been qualified 16 months with experience in burns, general surgery and trauma and currentl work in ITU. Any sugestions?
  8. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    If one is not from the European Union, it is almost impossible to get a visa that will permit you to work there, unless you have a skill that they have a shortage in.

    Language requirements for France are quite strict and they will not issue a license if you cannot pass their lanugage exam.

    And to the American RN that was asking in one of the earleir threads here: It will not be easy for you to work in France at this time, you will need to pass their language exam, as well as their licensing exam; and then have to jump thru all sorts of hoops to get a visa to work there.

    Notice that it was also mentioned by Fred about having EU citizenship, as an American, you do not have that.

    The EU essentially has a hiring freeze in effect, jobs first go to their own countrymen, then to others that hold a EU passport, then those that hold a visa to work in the EU, and then to Americans and others.
    Unless again there is significant work experience in an area that they have a shortage in, there is not going to be any visa issued.
  9. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from angelique777
    Question: Some have said if from Spain can work in France. Does anyone know how to get work in Spain. I know French can read and understand but I have no practice speaking. I am fluent in Spanish. Maybe in my case I can get work first in Spain. If so does any one know how to go about getting work in Spain and what the pay is like there. It seems that someone posted that many nurses come from Spain to France to work.

    Does any one know or if from France can ask one of the Spanish nurses about the system in Spain.

    Maybe I can start in Spain and make my way to France.

    Thanks Angela
    You have to hold at least a EU passport, this is what was meant by being from Spain and then working in France. Work in Spain will not be any easier, as they have the same requirements that the other EU countries have.

    You will have to pass their language exam, and their Spanish is not the same as the one that is spoken in the US, as well as their licensing exam in Spanish as a start.
  10. Visit  ZippyGBR profile page
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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 "intrimaire" (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 %?
    and a reasonably experienced RN in the UK working a rotating shift pattern will make 1500 GBP / month , and at the top of band 5 you are making just short of 1500 gbp/ month on plain time rates
  11. Visit  coffy25 profile page
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    Hi I am a nursing student here in the US. By the end of this year (DEC 2008), i will have taken the NCLEX. and soon after work in the US as a nurse. However, my long term plan is to try working in france as a nurse. I started studying french 1 year ago and will visit next month for 2 weeks. I will again visit longer (possibly 3 months) next year and I am in search for an internship where I can experience working along side a nurse in france at the same time being immersed in the are to know if I would like to live and work there. Anybody know any internships like this available? I plan to also enroll in french courses on the side. Currently my level is elementary-intermediate and I will continue course until the time I go there. I searched for internships/schooling for my situation but nothing has come up for nurses. pls help!
  12. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Welcome

    Unless you have some EU relationship you will find it hard to get work permit. Much has already been written about this. We also have a couple of threads on France and their requirments
  13. Visit  abhelle profile page
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    Hi..... nice to know some facts abt france n work... Im currently studying Nursing now here in the Philippines im on my 4th level. Married with a french man il be joining him nxt year after i finish my studies and after ill take my local board exam to get my license. And i ill pass that ill take the enclex exam... Im damn scared to work in france, i dnt know what future on work that i have there. After finishing my scchool here do i have to do refresher course there or do training before to be able to work? and if ever i cant pass the 2 exams is there a work instill for for me like nursing aid etc? plzzzz enlighten me with this matter....

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