FINAN'S REPRESENTATIVE TO NORWAY
"There needs to be a unity and official voice of Filipino Nurses representing in the Nordic Region to finally push through reforms in the qualification and credentialing system in the country."
Ian Faigones is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008 at the University of Perpetual Help where is a consistent Dean's Lister and completed her Master of Science in Nursing major in Medical-Surgical Nursing at Concordia College in 2013. He used to work as a Clinical Instructor at St. Dominic College of Asia in 2010 and then became a Charge Nurse at the Emergency Department of the Asian Hospital Medical Center in 2013.
Before gaining his qualification as a Registered Nurse In Norway in 2017, he worked as an Auxillary Nurse at the City of Oslo and Viken County for a few years. He completed his Master of Anesthesia Nursing at the University of Southeast Norway in 2021.
Ian is also a managing partner and administrator of a birthing center in the Philippines.
Part-time desentralised Bachelor of Nursing Programme to Foreign Nurses Educated Outside the EU/EEA countries.
The programme is primarily intended to foreign nurses who are already living and working in Norway. It is important that nurses have attained the required Norwegian Language level of B2 as mandated by the Helsedirektoratet (Licensing Authority in Norway).
The Filipino Nurses Association in the Nordic Region has an informal cooperation with Western University of Applied Sciences in terms of the programme. Associate Professor Terje Årsvoll Olsen would like to cooperate informally on research works regarding Internationally Educated Nurses and gerontology nursing as FiNAN's chairperson used to teach gerontology nursing to international nursing students.
Contact Person: Associate Professor Terje Årsvoll Olsen
Programme description for Supplementary education for nurses educated outside the EU/EEC
The programme is primarily intended for refugees or asylum seekers because of the funding system by the Norwegian Government. In case the quota system does not get enough students, the rest of the slots will be given to other foreign nurses without qualification to work as a Registered Nurse in Norway.
The Filipino Nurses Association in the Nordic Region has an informal cooperation with OsloMet University in terms of the programme. Associate Professor Line Nortvedt would like to cooperate informally on research works regarding Internationally Educated Nurses in the future.
Contact Person: Associate Professor Line Nortvedt
The Filipino Nurses Association in the Nordic Region reaches out to academicians and professors to address the needs and challenges of Filipino Internationally Educated Nurses in the possibility of producing evidence-based data.