Nursing opportunities abroad: work as a nurse in the Netherlands

Are you a nursing student from the EU and looking for some medical work experience abroad? Then Pleyade is just the right fit for you! At Pleyade we offer nursing students a lot of opportunities to contribute to their healthcare skills as well as learning about the praised healthcare system in the Netherlands. Great for your degree, even better for your nursing career.

After obtaining a lot of medical work experience abroad, specifically at Pleyade, you’ll be able to apply for a wide array of nursing jobs in Holland. Whether your dream job is working in a general hospital or a private clinic, you’ll always be working under great conditions and at the end of each month you’ll be paid a competing salary.

In order to do so, you’ll need to be able to communicate with your clients in Dutch. That’s why we’ve developed an educational program. To prepare you for a flourishing medical career in the Netherlands. Read more about the so-called Erasmus+ Internship Program for EU nursing students now and get inspired!

An introductory course

The Erasmus+ Internship Program is meant for nursing students residing in the EU (the program for already certified nurses is found here). It starts with an introductory course which is given in your own home country provided that there are enough participants. If there aren’t enough applicants, following the course elsewhere could be discussed. Anyway, in the introductory course you’ll get acquainted with the most basic and important Dutch words and phrases and costs you only the fee of the study app (a mere €25). We’ll pay for the rest.

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The internship

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Upon completing the introductory course, we’ll invite you over to the Netherlands to truly gain some medical work experience abroad. You’ll be performing ‘activities of daily living’ for our clients, while learning about our healthcare customs and getting to know your possible future colleagues. During this time, you’ll be granted a EU scholarship and free housing is arranged by Pleyade. That means you’ll have more than enough spare time to have fun with new friends and explore the Netherlands!

Follow-up

After a few months in your internship, you’ll decide whether you want to continue working at Pleyade. You can also quit with no strings attached if there’s an unhoped-for mismatch. However, continuing means you can sign up for the commitment program for extra benefits and roll into another course in which you’ll learn even more about the Dutch language and our healthcare protocols.

After this course you’ll be taking a state exam, so you can apply a Dutch nurse registration (which is required to apply for nursing jobs). And then you’ll be able to turn your medical work experience abroad into a rewarding career at Pleyade!

This is what you get

When applying for a place in the Pleyade program you are investing valuable time and effort into working at our organization. In return, we take care of the rest. Amongst great medical work experience abroad, we offer:

  • a free beginner’s course with an introductory period in which you get Erasmus scholarship
  • free living space in the Netherlands
  • dinner on internship days
  • contact person in your own native language

    And when you’ve been admitted to the commitment program:

  • contribution for expenses of medical checks up to €50) obligatory Erasmus insurances up to €65 and travel expenses up to €250 after successfully completing the 6 month internship
  • additional language training and opportunities to practice nursing procedures
  • free use of storage facilities for returning for the follow-up program
  • help during all periods of your study
  • a guaranteed job with good working conditions, a competitive salary and paid vacation days (approximately 7 weeks a year)
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About Pleyade’s medical work experience abroad

Medical work experience abroad can cover a lot of activities. At Pleyade it means that you’ll get skillful in providing care, support and assistance for clients in healthcare institutes such as nursing homes, general or psychiatric hospitals and rehabilitation or private clinics. Whatever floats your boat. Almost all of the available spots are located in and around Arnhem, a vibrant city at approximately an hour’s drive from the famous city of Amsterdam.

Are you an EU nursing student interested in gaining some medical work experience abroad and do you want to join Pleyade for doing so? Then read the full contents of the Erasmus+ Internship Program. Please contact us if you have any questions.