Hi, I am currently a sophomore in college and will graduate with my BSN and take the NCLEX in 2015. It is my goal to work internationally and I hope to ultimately work for Doctors Without Borders or another NGO. I also plan to get my DNP in the coming years after I've gained a little experience and worked off my student loan. My questions concerns how to work I in another country as a RN before I am able to work for an NGO. I have heard you need to go through an agency, is this true? There isn't a place in the world I wouldn't mind working and I hope to work in many countries. I just need some advice or a guide on how to go about going after my passions and dreams. Anything helps, thanks!
Dec 24, '12
You would need local licensure in most other countries, as well as legal status to work in that country. It's somewhat complicated; they don't just automatically welcome US RNs (just as we don't automatically welcome RNs from other countries.