I am a U.S. nurse in the process of getting her Nurse Practitioner degree.
Eventually, I want to work as a nurse practitioner in France, yet I have not heard of such positions.
How would I go about
a.) working as a RN in France?
b.) working as a nurse practitioner in France?
c.) the term of employment since I am a U.S. citizen?
Nov 2, '09
I would suggest you do a search on France and you will see a few US nurses are having problems registering with France as a RN. You may also find it hard to get a work permit if not from the EU
Nov 20, '09
Unfortunately, there are no nurse practitioner in France. Only doctors are allowed to prescribe medications.
Jan 17, '10
I am new here and I would like to know if someone can help me. I am a RN, BSN, educated in USA but originally from Spain. I would like to comeback to Europa next year and work there as a nurse. I am debating between Barcelona, Spain (where I am from) or the South of France (since it is close to my city and family). But I am reading that some people are having problems getting jobs and working in France as nurses with American degrees. I know I do not have any problem to work because I belong to the European Union, but I would like to know if there is anything I can do about my RN degree. Definitely I am not going to go back to school again to get my RN.
Thank you in advance,
Jan 19, '10
Every country has it's own board exam for nurses, like NCLEX in US, France has a board exam for RNs which you need to pass, then you have to apply for your work permit. I suppose you know how to read and write in french right? because the documentation is going to be in french and you're going to communicate with patients in french. I agree with elodiecolin
you won't be able to prescribe any meds because MDs only have that privilege there.
May 13, '10
Just wanted to post this address : http://www.infirmiers.com/votre-carr...en-france.html
You will find every answer to you questions on how to be a nurse in France. It sure seems to be quite hard when you are not from EU.
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