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Nursing Shortage in Italy

Posted on March 24, 2010 | 5 Comments on Nursing Shortage in Italy

According to former Philippine Ambassador to Italy Philippe Lhuillier, Italy suffers from a shortage of nurses and may soon start getting foreign nurses, including Filipinos.

They really need nurses. There are hospitals, at least five of them near our embassy, that have closed shop because of the shortage in nurses. Italians love Filipinos because they are clean, and they work well

Filipino nurses are now allowed to work in Italy if they pass the language exam administered by Italy’s Ministry of Health. Unlike previously that it required foreign nurses to attend 4,500 hours in Italian colleges and be fluent in speaking the native language.

Because of the shortage, there are Filipinos (whose employers are doctors) who double as nursing aide for their employers

Based on Philippine government records, 200,000 Filipinos live and work in Italy. Of this figure, 90 percent are legal since the government awards amnesty to illegal immigrants every year.

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Comments:5

  1. 10/03/26

    This is good news for the Filipino nurses who are looking for better opportunities out of the country.

  2. Fiona Kliendeinst Reply
    10/03/28

    What about Australian Nurses.
    I am a student nurse who is aiming at looking for work in Italy when I finish my Midwife course.

    Please help as this is my aim to relocate my family from Australia to Italy and work as a midwife
    Fiona

  3. Laura Romaine Mosiah Reply
    10/04/18

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am interested in working overseas as a registered nurse. I qualified in 2006 and I am currently working in a Maternity/Labour ward unit.

    Please reply as soon as possible.

    Thanks

    Yours faithfully
    Laura

  4. Laura Romaine Mosiah Reply
    10/04/18

    Dear Sir/Madam
    My name is Laura,I live in Durban,South Africa.I am 27 yrs old and not married.I am interested in working overseas as a registered nurse. I qualified in 2006 and I am currently working in a Maternity/Labour ward unit.

    Please reply as soon as possible.

    Thanks

    Yours faithfully
    Laura

  5. 10/11/17

    I am available immediately to work in Australia or UK. Please assist. I am a Diabetes nurse Educator who is also a qualified general nurse, midwife and a psychiatric nurse. I am a South african working in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. Other placements abroad may also be considered

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