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  1. NorwegianNurse

    Applying as a nurse in Norway, anyone else?

    We have two official Norwegian languages, but they're very similar, so you need only one of them (bokmål) to understand the other one (nynorsk). All Norwegians learn English in school, and some of us learn German, French and Spanish too. Most Norwegians speak and understand some English, so if you speak English, it's easier to live here. There are a lot of courses to learn Norwegian all over Norway.
  2. NorwegianNurse

    Applying as a nurse in Norway, anyone else?

    We have two different types of nurses in Norway. Through high school (two years in school, two years as an apprentice), you can be a what we call a help nurse. To work as a nurse, you need a bachelor in nursing. There are a few jobs as help nurses in hospitals, but it's mostly nurses who work at hospital now. But in nursing homes, they need both a lot of help nurses and nurses. In more rural places (and in the north), they need a lot of nurses too, and some work places you get a lot of perks. If you are from a country outside the EU, you need to fill in an application form to get the authorization and licence to work as a nurse/help nurse. If you want to work as a nurse, you need higher education and they have to compare your education with the Norwegian education. The agency is called The State's Office of Authorization for Health Personnel (SAFH). http://www.safh.no/english/index.html Good luck :)
  3. NorwegianNurse

    How to get an American license as a BSN?

    Ok, thanks for the answers :) I guess getting a visa will be difficult then.. I've heard they needed nurses in the US, so I thought I would give it a try. But it's a while ago, before your financial crisis. Then I should be trying to get a student visa.. But what could I study? I think I would have problems writing a master thesis before I get used to the language. And I should learn the professional terms in nursing before working as one.. Is it something else than a master's degree I can study? I don't prefer any state, and I've only traveled to a few of them. But someplace warmer than my country.. One of the southern states would be nice :)
  4. Hi everyone :) I'm a nurse from Norway, Europe. I finished my bachelor in nursing last spring, and I now work full time in a nursing home in Norway. I would love to go to school or work in the USA to improve my English, get to know another country and to get an American license. I know I need a visa, so I'm wondering about start studying English or taking some courses to get a student visa. How many ECTS is an American bachelor? I have 180 ECTS for my bachelor. Does anyone know where to start? And how much do nurses in the USA earn? I now earn 60.000 (plus the extra money for evenings and weekends), so I hope it's about the same? All knowledge is welcome :)