It seems that there are a many people who have had some bad expereinces whilst nursing abroad.
It was very different for me. I spent six months in Melbourne, Australia working in A+E and then 6 months in New Zealand. It was without a doubt the best 12 months of my career. The work was very different - in Australia, nurses are given more freedom to do what their clinical instinct tells them and also there is less scrapping between doctors and nurses. I would wholeheartedly reccommend working in Australia or NZ to any nurses who have thought about it but have been afraid to go there.
I went through an agency that organised my visa, registration, flight and accommodation. It is possible to go it alone but the agency charges nothing and sorts out all the paperwork for you.
International Medical Recruitment was the one I went through www.international-medical-recruitment.com
Hope this inspires others to travel and find adventure