Registered Nurses of foreign origin are the largest group of foreign employees (14%) at Landspitali (February 2010). They are around 50 and come from 15 countries, mostly he Nordic countries (Denmark) and the Filippines. They are working in all divisions. This part of the website presents issues that are specific for foreign nurses but nurses need to consult the general pages as well. In 2003 there was a study conducted that explored the lived experience of foreign nurses from working at hospitals in Iceland. 2/3 of the nurses were from Landspitali. Please visit the site "Experience" for detailed information.
Nurse Associates are the 6,8% of foreign employees at Landspitali. They work with and are supervised by Registered Nurses.