I just found out about this wonderful forum. I am speaking in behalf of my girlfriend who is an American citizen and that wants to finish up her nursing degree in Europe, preferably Spain (madrid). Can anybody speak from their own experiences? How does she become a nurse in another country? What are the requirements? Are there financial aid options? Is she able to work?
I know it is a difficult process living in another country, especially with the language barrier but we are up for the challenge! She has taken Spanish in high-school so she has her basics down.
- She finished all her college classes
- She wants to start nursing school in Europe and not in the USA.
- She has always had between a 3.8 and 4.0 GPA (Does this help for potential scholarships/loans?)
- She picks up language quickly (Her boyfriend is Dutch and has forced her to adapt quickly)
Any information would be so helpful for us. We need to make our decisions in the next months. Thanks again for your time and effort
Courtney and Jonathan
Jul 24, '12
Is your friend planning to take Post Grad classes or does she wants to finish her Bachelor's degree? Classes are done in Spanish so firstly she should be aBLE to write and speak Spanish fluently. If she's done with her college nursing degree then she needs to process the degree accreditation in the Ministry of Education and it will take around 7 months to one year. All of the documents needed for the accreditation have to be translated in Spanish as well.