ANTARTICA

  1. 0 One day, soon, I would like nurse down in Antartica. On a research trip or something similar. The US army/navy/airforce won't accept me as I am not a US citizen. I have a New Zealand & EEC Passport. Any advice?
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  3. Visit  wormily profile page

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    From 'Lake Tahoe, CA, USA'; Joined Jul '98; Posts: 8.

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  4. Visit  lpnstudentin2010 profile page
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    One day, soon, I would like nurse down in Antartica. On a research trip or something similar. The US army/navy/airforce won't accept me as I am not a US citizen. I have a New Zealand & EEC Passport. Any advice?


    become a citizen
  5. Visit  gwenith profile page
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    Australia has a research station. As a Kiwi you could very easily join our station - I am not too sure that they do have a nurse there though.
  6. Visit  ckh23 profile page
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    One day, soon, I would like nurse down in Antartica. On a research trip or something similar. The US army/navy/airforce won't accept me as I am not a US citizen. I have a New Zealand & EEC Passport. Any advice?

    You should check with a recruiter, there are ways to get in even if you are not a citizen. I think as long as your a legal immigrant and have the proper paper work, there are ways to get in.
  7. Visit  2ndCareerRN profile page
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    the us army/navy/airforce won't accept me as i am not a us citizen
    not quite true. there are many non us citizens serving in the us military. perhaps the requirement for nursing is to be a us citizen, but generally, it is not required for many us military positions.

    in fact, many non-citizens join the us military as a fast track to citizenship. a green card holder only needs to serve for 3 years before applying for citizenship. if in during a time of active hostilities, and having fought for the us military, the 3 year requirement may also be waived (along with the green card requirement).

    as an aside, joining the us military to get to antarctica is not a very good way to get there. there are very few actual military who live on the ice in the summer, even fewer get to winter over.

    here is a site for the us scientific recruiter....sort of.

    remember, the ongoing research on the ice is a multi-national effort. there will be more than one place to look for jobs. google is your friend!

    http://www.denverhispanic.com/html/s.../polarjobs.htm

    bob
  8. Visit  palesarah profile page
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    I I see that this thread originated in 1998; I wonder if the OP ever got to Antartica? It was something I looked into a few years ago (www.polar.org is a great place to start if anyone is curious)


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