nursing in Peurto Rico

  1. Hi i've been a staff nurse in the same hosp for nine years. it's time for a change of pace so i want to travel. it seems that i've chosen an impossible place to go though. anyone know anything about nursing travel companies that have contracts in PR, or, for that matter whay there wouldn't be any?
    Last edit by llbtfeet on Nov 5, '05
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   GrnHonu99
    let me know when you find out. I have heard of nurses in London and AUstraila but not PR...Im sure you can find one though, there are millions of agencies. Do a search on the internet, google it, im sure you will find something.
  4. by   Thunderwolf
    Moving thread to Travel Nursing forum.
  5. by   suzanne4
    I doubt if you will find anything at all for there, as their salaries are much less than on the mainland.
  6. by   Murse901
    Not to burst your bubble, but if I'm not mistaken, Puerto Rico has an overabundance of nurses, many of which are trying to work in the U.S. just to have a job (aside from the other obvious benefits).
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    I have 3 aunts who are RN's in Puerto Rico. The salary is less A LOT less there.
  8. by   llbtfeet
    thank you so much for your responses. this is the only source I've been able to get any information from; good, bad, or indifferent. Thanx again!
  9. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from llbtfeet
    thank you so much for your responses. this is the only source I've been able to get any information from; good, bad, or indifferent. Thanx again!
    Best wishes to you.
  10. by   cariad
    try st thomas or st croix if you want something different......its a us territory and there are travel agencys here, we are not very far from peurto rico........20 minutes flying time
  11. by   thorRN
    Diddo on the St. Thomas, or other US Virgin island jobs. When I worked on St. Thomas there ALOT of travel nurses. The surroundings are beautiful of course, but the pay is very low compared to the cost of living($5.00 gallon of milk+). Once you get on St. Thomas, it is very easy to get around to the other islands, also Puerto Rico. About the PR nurses. I did meet a few nurses on St. Thomas from PR--sometimes practicing as nursing assistants just to have a job.

    Good luck and have fun. Better off not going to St.Croix though.
    Also take some extra cash for the great shopping.
    Another option is Bermuda...

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