if you apply to england for a license and then go to france your only obligation is to speak and understand french you will not have to take any exam. you will only have an interview in french to test you on your language skills pass that and they give you your license because england is part of the european community. contact the DDASS and they will send you a document in english telling you what you need they did for me.if you come here with an american diploma you must take a nursing exam then depending on what you make on the exam go to nursing school for a minimum of one year maximum of three years. you can work as a aide only in private facilities not public with an american diploma i start work in about two weeks. i will pass a small exam for the aide in december given at the DDASS you speak with a doctor who test your skills and language then if they give the ok you work one week for the red cross and three weeks for a hospital then you can be a nurse aide at any facility you want.
Quote from Regina H.
I have wanted to move to France since my first visit in 1987. The language barrier intimidated me, life happened and I never moved or learned French.
I understand that the nursing boards need to taken in French. Is there a guide for studying? Thirty three years have passed since my last nursing course. At present, I am working in dialysis with a background in Critical Care. Perhaps it is possible to contact a hospital recruiter, express interest in a job and, as Carcha and Joun have mentioned, work as an aide until I take the boards?
Many thanks to all who have contributed to this timely thread.