Any experience going from the U.S to work in Europe?

  1. I wondered if any of you out there has had any kind of experience working as a nurse in Europe? I always seem to find info on non-American nurses coming to work here but not the other way around. My husband is from Europe and the plan is for us to move back there as soon as I graduate. I would like to have some idea of what to expect so any kind of experience (or even second hand stories) would be appreciated! Thanks!
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  3. by   Diana in Sweden
    just where in europe will you be going ? .. the difference between counties is considerable..... if you tell me more maybe I can help you ..
    Last edit by Diana in Sweden on May 31, '03
  4. by   Nurse Pickles
    Thanks for the reply!!

    He wants to go to Latvia (where he is from) but I don't speak the language, and won't be able to learn it in less than three years (if you have EVER heard that language, its impossible!). . . . so barring any sudden English speaking opportunities, most likely we will land in Ireland.
  5. by   Diana in Sweden
    ok yes that is not the most easy language to learn :uhoh21: ... I am afraid I can't help you then, I have no clue what the working conditions are in Latvia ... I think we have some Irsih here though .. I hope one of them can help you
    good luck :kiss
  6. by   Nurse Pickles
    Thanks again! I guess it will be an adventure!
  7. by   Dublin37
    You might check into Travel Nursing. I remember looking up jobs and that had them in english speaking countries. You will probably have to go through a little extra testing though. Heather
  8. by   Nurse Pickles
    I was looking in Travel Nursing once before but all I seemed to find was temporary, returning to the US eventually type jobs but I wasn't looking that closely to be honest so I will go back and take a another, better look! Thank you all for your help!
  9. by   divais
    For for god's sake don't come to Latvia. I'm from there, and i am looking to leave this country as soon as i will be possible.
  10. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from Nurse Pickles
    I wondered if any of you out there has had any kind of experience working as a nurse in Europe? I always seem to find info on non-American nurses coming to work here but not the other way around. My husband is from Europe and the plan is for us to move back there as soon as I graduate. I would like to have some idea of what to expect so any kind of experience (or even second hand stories) would be appreciated! Thanks!
    *** I know several nurses who have / do work in Europe. They work in American military hospitals. Mostly in Germany but some other areas as well. Kind of the best of both worlds. Work as an American nurse in the kind of hospital you have been trained to work in, reciving American pay, working with english speaking co-workers and patients, all while living in Europe. Been a while since I saw any job openings but I don't pay close attention. Search a USAjobs.com.

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