To work as a nurse in another EU country, you must apply to the authority that oversees the nursing profession in that country, providing proof of your qualifications. The authority must:
- acknowledge your application within 1 month of receiving it, and ask you missing but necessary documents to process the application
- assess your qualifications and decide whether to grant your application within 3 months (or 4 months for certain complicated cases in the area of non automatic recognition)
If you do not accept their decision, you can appeal to the relevant court in that country. As to the type of documents an authority may ask, please see also the Code of conduct
Which qualifications are recognised?
Please distinguish between: