New Grad: grunt work or unique abroad experience? - page 2

Hi All! I would love your input on this.... So I have a unique opportunity that presents some interesting pros and cons. I was curious what the nursing community would have to say about this... I graduate in Dec of this year... Read More

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    About 10 years ago, I had an opportunity to go on a medical/dental mission trip with my church. I have a B.A. in Spanish and was an exchange student in Mexico, so I went as am interpreter. Not only did I learn medical vocabulary in both English and Spanish, but I decided to become a nurse! Ever since then, all of
    my employers have been impressed with my knowledge of the Spanish language, the Mexican people and culture and the ability to use that knowledge to take care of patients. This is really useful here in Texas!

    So, go to Nicaragua!!! You won't regret it.

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    Thanks to everyone for your stellar advice! We shall see what the future holds...My partner is super supportive, and the loans repayments don' start for a while. I'll keep you all posted!
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    Hi New Grad,
    I have been a nurse for 19 years as an ICU nurse, nurse manager and manager of an outpatient department and think you have a great opportunity. Being a nurse is not just about the specific clinical experience you have but who you are and the ability to think critically is the most important skill. Anyone can learn to operate a piece of equipment or follow a specific protocol but the skills developed when everything isn't set are essential.
    To be honest, I found your post by accident as I searched the web for job opportunities in Nicaragua. So I joined allnurses to speak to you. My family and I are looking at moving to Nicaragua in the future and I would love to know how you found the organization that you previously worked for and who are now offering you the position. In that area you are more experienced than me. Any information you would like to share on that I would greatly appreciate.
    Last edit by Gardener5 on May 27, '10 : Reason: remove quote
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    follow your dream...
    I volunteer to Haiti, a week after the earthquake. It was an experience I will never forget for the rest of my life. Many people was impressed. As a matter of fact, the FNP school I got accepted to was so impressed. Go for it, it will look great in your resume... but most important of it all, follow your heart...follow your dreams...

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