RN with DOH and MOH license in Dubai, UAE - page 2

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Hello to all nurses... dis is just helpful info 4 those hu r planning to go to Dubai..Please b4 u plan make sure u have the ff qualifications: prc license 2 yrs exp attested cert(school credentials) u must have these 3... Read More


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    Quote from ShanRN07
    Thank you so much for the information. I had actually found that information after some searching a couple of days ago. A few more questions though. I only plan to nurse in Dubai....so I still have to register and do the exam with the MOH as well even though Dubai doesn't recognize the MOH standards? And should I get a job first before sending all those papers in and getting my license in Dubai? Or do people go through the licensing process first and then get a job?
    You may or may not take the MOH if you have passed the DOH test. It actually depends on you and the hospital you are aiming for. and as per getting a job first or taking the test, I believe, hospitals here in the UAE cannot hire you if and when you do not have your license yet. If they do, they are only taking risks on you. The Health authorities here are very strict now - well, it only started early this year though. But they are strict on unlicensed nurses working nurses' jobs. Only last night, the hospital where i am working with got an impromptu visit from the Health Authority of AbuDhabi (HAAD) and has interviewed some of the Philippine licensed nurses who cannot get a license here yet is working in clinics. Today, our nursing director is calling for an emergency meeting again.
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    So just to be sure, an ADN does not qualify?
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    Quote from myonee
    Most Dubai hospital require DOH test passers.
    MOH is for the government hospitals. There are a few in Dubai but mostly are in other emirates like Sharjah and Fujeirah.

    I would advise nurses to really check each's emirates' requirement on being a licensed nurse here in the UAE. They differ in several aspects. I am a nurse in Abu Dhabi. And I took the HAAD test instead. It is very important to note though that almost if not all of the health authorities in the UAE require that a foreign nurse must have at least 2 years hospital experience from his/her country of origin. Working as a nursing assistant here will get you nowhere, unfortunately. Well, unless you are way too lucky to be married with your bosses. And i think that is what the thread/topic starter meant with nightmare.
    There is no room for promotions and wage increases for non-license nurses in this country. :zzzzz

    Thanks myonee but which one will go first: find a job then apply for a license or apply a license then find a job? Is it any good if you just want to be registered in UAE without a job offer? How long will the license last or is there a periodic renewal?
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    How much does a nurse in Dubai earn? What is the average salary?

    Will a US Licensed Filipino nurse with 2 years US hospital experience be exempted from sitting their nursing exam?

    I am asking this because I am currently in the US on an H1c visa and there is a probability that I might have to leave US in Feb 2011 when my working visa expires. Im exploring my options such as Canada,Australia and probably Dubai. As you know there is still Immigrant visa retrogression in the US
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    is it possible to take the DOH exam without any employer? cause im planning to go to dubai next year through fathers visa i have completed all the requirements and i hope i can take the exam by next year..
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    hi! i am currently in ras al khaima. im planning to take the moh exam but im wondering if they really mean 1000hrs experience needed? or do i actually need 2yrS? do you know what emirate,if there is, doesnt require an experience for the exam? thanks very much.
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    Quote from miztahcool
    Thanks myonee but which one will go first: find a job then apply for a license or apply a license then find a job? Is it any good if you just want to be registered in UAE without a job offer? How long will the license last or is there a periodic renewal?
    Hi miztahcool! sorry for the late reply.

    You actually do not need to have an employer to take the DOH nor HAAD nor MOH exam. Once you get licensed, all the good employers will be calling you up. :spin:
    I do not know what "good" can that bring if you are registered but is not working here in the UAE. It will help boost your self esteem maybe But if you have other choices than the middle east, go, choose them. The middle east, I believe, is not for long term plans.

    Once you get licensed, it is good for one year. You may renew it after with the use of CNE/CME credits from trainings and seminars. Your employer usually arranges them. your license will be renewed for another 2 years.
    Please do not get me wrong, I am basing things here as per my license which is HAAD (Health Authority of Abu Dhabi). It is similar with DOH (in Dubai) and the MOH (for most big government hospitals in sharjah and Fujeirah) but they are not completely the same.

    Quote from chengzz_1110
    is it possible to take the DOH exam without any employer? cause im planning to go to dubai next year through fathers visa i have completed all the requirements and i hope i can take the exam by next year..
    Yes, it is possible.

    Quote from warlavoo10
    hi! i am currently in ras al khaima. im planning to take the moh exam but im wondering if they really mean 1000hrs experience needed? or do i actually need 2yrS? do you know what emirate,if there is, doesnt require an experience for the exam? thanks very much.
    As far as I know, all Health Authorites of each's Emirate here in the UAE need at least 2 years experience. The MOH, 2 years ago, did not ask for any hospital experience. It was only mid of 2009, I believe that they asked for stricter requirements.
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    Dear Sir/Madam:

    I'm an international graduate and i would like to inquire regarding my future application for licensure as registered nurse in dubai. Do i need to have an employer to be able to take the DOH exam or i can just take it as an individual, because one of the requirements for licensure is to fill up the application form specifically the Health Professionals Licensure form by the facility, if ever i found an employer who will fill up this form? is it the facility or the person who is applying for the licensure? And one more question where and how can i get the recent good standing certificate from the medical council? please enlightened me. Thank you very much an i hope to hear from you soon.
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    With regard to the experience required prior to taking the examination (DOHMS and MOH)...Would clinical experience as a 'Company Nurse' be sufficient to take the exam?
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    I passed the moh exam conducted by moh uae here in the philippines last week. does that mean am already a licensed nurse in uae? I have only 1 year and 2mos hospital experience but they allowed me to take the exam, some has no hospital experience. The employer is from fujairah, uae and my interview is tomorrow (January 25), hope I can make it....
    Btw, if I'll go in uae as tourist, what is my chance of getting a nursing job? thank you


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