Nursing in France - page 6

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 sexys27
    do they have lvns in germany
    considering that this is a post on nursing in France you may be better of starting a new thread and ask this question. Mainly for immigration you will be looking at RN not LVN's
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    hello Dudette!

    I am in Chelsea in Manhattan. I work for a city hospital, I also work in Brooklyn in a hospital and I go to the University. I can give you information on the hospitals and their process if you would like. I sent you a personal email with information.

    Good Luck!
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    Bon soir!

    This thread is so good!! It has already helped me alot!! I would still like to know few more things... I'm a finnish RN qualified in finland and i've worked in operating theatres the whole of my 4,5 year experience. At the moment living in Ireland so i have a good english. I've started to learn french now and hope that i'm able to learn it during the summer.
    My boyfriend moved in Paris, so i would like to follow... I heard there is an American hospital in paris.

    So my questions are.... Does anybody know the salary that the theatre nurses get in that hospital? How long approx. will it take to get registered in the french health care system when I come from another EU country and have the EU qualified degree? And do you think I have to start as a nursing assistant? I won't even mind that as long as I can get some job from that hospital...

    A big thanks to everybody who have been giving so usefull information this far!!! :icon_hug:

    Piia
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    Hi, I am an RN here in the phil, and currently studying french language.My aunt is also a nurse in Switzerland and she asked me to study french so that I can work in France because she has a friend which is a doctor and is willing to help me find a job there. I want to ask you if that is possible, what documents do I need,what is the process.Is it also good to come first in Switzerland then transfer to France.Thanks a lot.Please reply.Thanks.
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    Quote from bambou
    Reading your online discussion is very helpful.
    I am a french citizen living in California since 6 years. I earned a Bachelors in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and want to get my Masters in Nursing at UC San Francisco. They have a special program called MEPN (Bachelors in 1 year + Masters in 2 years). I would love to go back to my country after school and have some questions in mind regarding the equivalence of diplomas. For example I heard that American nursing diplomas are not recognized in France and that I will have to got back to school in France if I want to work there? Is it true? Do anybody has a Californian Masters degree in nursing and know about the process? Is the American diploma recognized in the UK, Switzerland, or Belgium? Should I go there first then go back to France?
    Also if anybody did the MEPN program in nursing I would be interested to know a little more about their experiences? How challenging was it? Did you like it?

    Merci beaucoup.
    :Melody:
    Hi...I just joined this group and was following this thread....did you ever apply to UCSF? I graduated from there 7 years ago. I was in the FNP program. We had MEPN students who did quite well and all got jobs as I recall. I am grateful, though that I was already an RN...it really is the "bread and butter" job here in the US.

    Good Luck!
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    Hello everybody!
    Can someone give me some information regarding nursing in france. I have a Canadian diploma (BScN), also speak fluent french and english, have both candian and USA licenses. I would like to go work in Paris but have no idea if there is such a thing as an agency, just like the travel nurses in USA. I've been reading some of the comments on this forum and Im wondering if there is another way of organising the visa, job, requirements..from Canada, and not in person in France. I need help please...
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    Hi everybody,
    I am a male nurse in France (I am French, excuse me for my English but I try to become better), so, since 2004 I think it is not so easy to work in France as a nurse if you come from outside the EU.

    This is the law (in French) which define how to do for nurses with not a French diploma http://www.admi.net/jo/20040221/SANP0420013A.html

    Here an explanation in English http://www.edufrance.net/adm/docs/fi...irmier2-GB.pdf

    And here informations from American Hospital of Paris (It is the only bilingual hospital in France)
    https://www.american-hospital.org/Fo...acf4f16.0.html

    I hope that can help you if you are interesting to come in France.

    Fred
    Last edit by Fred_IDE on Mar 13, '07
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    Hi Fred and welcome to the site

    thanks for posting this info
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    Quote from nursenadia
    Hello everybody!
    Can someone give me some information regarding nursing in france. I have a Canadian diploma (BScN), also speak fluent french and english, have both candian and USA licenses. I would like to go work in Paris but have no idea if there is such a thing as an agency, just like the travel nurses in USA. I've been reading some of the comments on this forum and Im wondering if there is another way of organising the visa, job, requirements..from Canada, and not in person in France. I need help please...
    You will need to start with their licensing process before doing anything. You will have to write their nursing exam, as well as take the French exams, if you did not train in Montreal. They do not use travel agencies the way that we do in the US.

    If you get thru the licensing process, then it should not be an issue to get a job there. But the licensing will need to come first and they are not fast at getting that done.

    And just looking a Fred's post above, issues with jobs due to not coming from the EU will be at the top of your list. We are seeign that in many other coutries right now in the EU.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Mar 12, '07
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    Quote from Fred_IDE
    Hi everybody,
    I am a male nurse in France (I am French, excuse me for my English but I try to become better), so, since 2004 I think it is not so easy to work in France as a nurse if you come from outside the EU.

    This is the law (in French) witch define how to do for nurses with not a French diploma http://www.admi.net/jo/20040221/SANP0420013A.html

    Here an explanation in English http://www.edufrance.net/adm/docs/fi...irmier2-GB.pdf

    And here informations from American Hospital of Paris (It is the only bilingual hospital in France)
    https://www.american-hospital.org/Fo...acf4f16.0.html

    I hope that can help you if you are interesting to come in France.

    Fred

    Glad to meet you. I am sure that you will have much to offer to the nurses here.
    :spin:


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