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5cats has 17 years experience and specializes in intensive care, recovery, anesthetics.

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    rn job in germany

    You need to contact the health authorities in the Bundesland where you want to work to find out if they accept your US training and what tests or papers they need. Normally you will have to have the same amount of hours in theory and practical nursin...
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    German Nurses anywhere?

    Urkunde= Diploma, so yes it's the RN (good old fashioned diploma), 2 years further training used to get you a certificate, that would state your further training. I heard there are some university based courses now available, but I'm not uptodate any...
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    anyone registering for SRNA or in Saskatchewan?

    You can only practice as an RN in the Province where you are registered. So if you want to practice in Ontario you have to apply there. While CRNE is Canada wide, registration is not. And it's not an easy transfer either, costs a lot of money and tak...
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    SEC assessment ? A JOKE !!

    I don't know how high I scored, good enough not to need any upgrading, that's all I know. 5cats
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    Nursing in Switzerland

    First of all you need to make sure that your education will be recognized. You need to contact the Swiss Red Cross and find out, plus your language depending on where you plan to live and work in Switzerland has to be sufficient (just be aware in the...
  6. I would not even consider nursing school there if your language is not sufficient, you could still write them an email and figure their answer out (dictionary). Another issue in Switzerland: they speak dialect= swiss german there, tricky to understan...
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    Pinoy care visa center

    check Welcome Page | Page d'accueil You can only apply without the experience in case you have arranged employment. No other way around it, and it has to be full time PAID experience or the equivalent in part time. 5cats
  8. There are several threads discussing your problem here. Biggest issue is that LPN programs are not recognized in the Philippines and so you cannot get a licence, what leads to the question of quality. The main reason why people are considering it any...
  9. Try to contact the swiss nursing association http://www.sbk-asi.ch they should have all the info you need. There used to be a master and I believe a bachelor program, but just keep in mind that the system is different compared to the US. When I left ...
  10. LOL 5cats
  11. We had a unit clerk during the day (8-4) and sometime assistants who would stock up and do vitals and stuff (for the HDU high dependy unit), or the floater would do that. I found it easier to work with RN's only in that unit, but maybe we also had ba...
  12. Everybody is interviewed though, no? So then the employer can find out if your english is sufficient enough, plus many people do speak dialect depending on where they are from, so even if your english is fluent you might have trouble understanding so...
  13. I worked in an ICU in England and our ratio was 1:1 for ventilated Patients, and 1:2 for non ventilated. I think in many ICU's in the US you have a much harder workload, but I must also say, in England the ICU nurse does everything, no RT's and whats...
  14. Only in the north, lol In Switzerland you will hear swiss german and Austria also has it's dialects. You could look at www.krankenschwester.de - Online Community und Forum für Pflegeberufe for information It's a german site where you could pra...
  15. 5 years is a long time, hard to make plans for such a long timeframe, but... I loved England, who knows, if the payment would have been better compared to the extremely high costs of living, maybe I would have stayed, the weather sucks though, all th...
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    Nursing schools in Germany

    No, nonsense, nursing education in Germany is in german, nothing else would make sense. You pay nothing to go to nursing school. it's hospital affiliated, so you find an employer who is willing to invest in your training, it's a paid apprenticeship...