Nursing in Saudi Arabia

  1. Hi,

    I'm a Canadian RN interested in nursing in Saudi Arabia. However, I have some concerns about travelling there. All of the personal stories I've found about nursing in SA were from men. I'm wondering how life is for foreign women living there, especially when we leave the compound.

    I'd appreciate any personal stories or insight.


    Thanks!


    Michelle
    •  
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   michelle*rn*
    Sorry, I just found an older thread dealing with this. However, if anyone has anything to add, I'd love to hear it!


    The other question I had was if anyone knew of any good agencies for SA or UAE?

    Thanks.
  4. by   aussieshane
    Quote from michelle*rn*
    Sorry, I just found an older thread dealing with this. However, if anyone has anything to add, I'd love to hear it!


    The other question I had was if anyone knew of any good agencies for SA or UAE?

    Thanks.
    hi
    im living with a colleague (female) that just returned from saudi. women have to be fully clothed(head to toe) ina black burka?...she felt highly restricted as compared with her usual feedoms as a female in new zealand. i emphasize the word highly. you rely on having social gatherings indoors (apparently its easier to socialise with males).She was culture shocked beyond belief. The pay is 11000 rdals a mth.and the temp is hot hot hotter than hell 100 deg
  5. by   canadanurse
    I am a registered nurse in Ottawa. I am also looking to go to Saudi Arabia sometime this year, I am just in the process of filling out the papers. I actually work with a couple nurses that have been and really liked it. They were there for a year. One was there a few years ago and one just returned just over a year ago. It sounds as though that people who have been are really glad they went. You have so much opportunity to travel.
    The girls that I know that have been there have had no problems leaving the compound at all.

    Pernille
    Quote from michelle*rn*
    Hi,

    I'm a Canadian RN interested in nursing in Saudi Arabia. However, I have some concerns about travelling there. All of the personal stories I've found about nursing in SA were from men. I'm wondering how life is for foreign women living there, especially when we leave the compound.

    I'd appreciate any personal stories or insight.


    Thanks!


    Michelle

close