American or Swedish nursing education? - page 2
Hello, everyone! Long time reader, first time posting! :typing This is a bit long and winded, so please bear with me! Well, I am currently a pre-nursing student, and trying to navigate my way through my nursing education. ... Read More
- 0Sep 19, '09 by joyouterQuote from rainydaydreamYour choices are difficult especially as Sweden is so beautiful, particularly in summer. We have a home in Sweden but I work in North America. I have worked in Sweden, pending license. There are significant differences in nursing education between Sweden and the US, however the gaps are rapidly closing. University degrees for nursing exist at Stockholm university, Lund, Uppsala to name a few extremely reputable and research oriented universities all linked to the EU and to North America. Today, it is equally important to be pragmatic and develop multiple aspects and opportunities in career building.. Why turn down a Swedish university education and language building advantage? You don't know where you may choose to work in the future. Both countries offer supreme opportunities. Sweden has a wonderful quality of life, unique to that country. The US has benchmarked nursing in many unique and wonderful ways, for nursing education in other countries especially. Your degree can be evaluated in the US and any gaps addressed through nursing board exams / nursing schools. If finance is a concern, there is no reason to engage in debt accumulation, particularly in a time of global recession, when this can be strategically addressed through your unique opportunity as a Swedish citizen. A combination of both backgrounds holds significant strengths for a new nurse. Lycka till ( good luck to you),I would train where you want to live. The posters above gave good reasons, but it also seems less than ethical to receive a free education in nursing with no intention of using it in that country...