I have been a labor and delivery nurse for a year now. I also am trained to scrub in during c-sections, and able to care for my patient post-surgery (pacu capable). Our unit also has us trained to be an antepartum and postpartum nurse as needed. The hospital I work for is a tertiary hospital and we take care of the sickest pregnant patients. I plan on moving to Thailand next year which will make me a labor and delivery nurse for 2 years. I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of nursing is available in Thailand (specifically in Chiang Mai). I also just started to learn Thai and hope to at least know basic conversational stuff when I visit Thailand this summer.
If anyone has advice or any information on what I could possibly do to keep me current in my nursing skills (doesn't have to be labor and delivery), I would greatly appreciate it.
Feb 24, '14
Where are you currently? Omg we need to hook up. Like you I'm also L&D and 3 years in and been having a burninh desire to relocate to Thailand even if it's temporary.
Please let me know what you have found out.
Feb 24, '14
Thailand has many opportunities as it's a hotspot for med tourism at the moment. Let me know if I can help.
Feb 26, '14
Thailand is an awesome country, I actually looked into nursing there a little after I was there last winter backpacking. I imagine it is possible, they have a lot of medical tourism and a need for English language skills because of it, but the economy there is much different, and as a result wages are very low ($500 - $600 a month salary at a gov't hospital). Private sector may pay better, but I would imagine you could still make more teaching English there, while working less hours. If teaching would be an option for you, some companies will pay for your flight, and sometimes even housing for a 6 - 12 month contract (I had a friend who did this and loved it).
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