I'm an American nursing student graduating in May 2012 with my BSN and I want SO BADLY to start my nursing career abroad. I would love to go somewhere in Europe, ideally, but would be willing to go almost anywhere to get a job as a nurse. Does anyone have anywhere for me to start? Which are the best agencies to go through? Also, I should add that I don't speak any other languages other than English! So basically, I'm looking for somewhere that I could get a job at an English-speaking institution (whether that be a hospital, private practice, etc...) I would love some insight!
Just to few things for you to think about:
- In Europe in order to get a licence you have to speak the local language, wether you work in English or not.
- United Kingdom and Ireland are not hireing new nurses, since the economics sucks.
- Living and working in new enviroment may not be easy. I'd recomend you to learn the job before learning it in foreign language, in foreign culture and a way that can be very different that teached in American nursing institute.
I don't say, that it isn't realistic, but, I say that nursing is a difficult profesion and it'll be even more difficult when you don't have support net around you to listen about the bad days when you feel that you don't know thing, that you can't do a thing and when you feel that the biggest mistake you've ever done was taking up nursing (and believe me, those days will come).
Last edit by Savonian on Jan 8, '12
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