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yohoho
3/5/2014 16:48 EST

Hi for those who are looking to nurse in the Bahamas, there is an extensive process. I have been there and done that. I was a Canadian nurse with vast experience. The Nursing Council has an applicaton to fill out. With the application there are various things that they need including your college transcript, a detailed outline of each course you did in college, your consolidation hours and all these have to come directly from the college, not copies. Once they receive your application with the necessary documents then your application goes before an education committee who only meet quarterly. Based on your documentation, they will decide if you are eligible for licensing or, if you need further education to qualitfy for a nrusing license. After you get your license then you need to find an employer who will employee you and they in-turn will apply for your work permit which has to be renewed annually. I am a Canadian nurse. It took me nine months to find out that I would need to go to the College of the Bahamas for a course in Public Health nursing. I then had to do a clincical component with the community clinics for four months. In total it took me 1.5 years to get my license and be able to be employed in the Bahamas. The government hospital does not really want to employee anyone who is a "foreigner." I had an interview there but was told that they "did not think I would enjoy the work enviroment." I immediately went to the private hospital called Doctors Hospital. They interviewed me the same day and I started work the next week. I loved it and truly miss it. I worked there for 11 years before returning home to Canada.

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CASH39
3/11/2014 21:46 EST

Hi there,
if you don't mind to share about salary please will be very much appreciated. You can reach me at Thank you.

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Allie0318
3/11/2014 22:00 EST

Hi there!

Do you happen to have any connects in admin or insurance at Doctors? I'll have my spousal permit in June and I'm actively seeking employment. I reached out to Paul Haven and sent my resume but haven't heard anything additional :(

Thanks!
Allison

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joverbraxxton
1/5/2019 04:12 EST

Hi there!

If you don’t mind I would like to ask how long it takes the registration?I’m a registered nurse from Philippines. The nursing council received my complete documents last March 8,2018 via DHL.I’ m bothered because its almost 10 months,no update and reply for email .I just don’t know what is happening,Thank you and have a nice day.God bless

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dolfie
1/8/2019 00:37 EST

I suggest to contact them again by email or telephone.
They might have had other options or just "forgotten" you.
success

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joverbraxxton
1/8/2019 06:05 EST

Hi Dolfie!

Anyway thank you so much for the reply.

I called many times the telephone number provided in the application form but its just ringing only,nobody picked up the phone calls..since last year Month of September I do a follow up and telephone calls until now but no one answered the calls. I did also many times tru email but still no reply yet since last year. Any help please.
Thank you again and God bless us all.

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