Working in France
Working in France as a nurse anesthetist:
The nurse anesthesia practice in France is officially protected and regulated. Only the nurse educated in a French nurse anesthesia program and certified by the French National Diploma of Nurse Anesthetist is authorized and recognized for practicing.
A case by case special authorization for practicing can be delivered by the Health Authority or its regional official representative under certain conditions:
European Union (EU) and European Economical Agreement (EEA) member state Applicant:
The applicant from an EU or EEA country can apply for practicing as nurse anesthetist if:
The procedure is as following:
T o send to the Direction Régionale des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales (DRASS) (Regional Direction of Health and Social Affairs) of the region where the applicant is planning to move, a dossier properly translated into French including:
The dossier will be examined by an official specific jury composed of professionals.
In case of significant difference in the length of the program of education , or in the curriculum and /or the clinical training, it will be proposed to the applicant:
For all other applicants outside the EU or EEA, the application has to be sent to the Ministry of Health, and the authorisation for practicing will depend on a case by case examination by the Health Authorities.