- 0Feb 2, '08 by JbeachgrlWhen I first began nursing school my biggest motivator was the idea that eventually I would be able to travel overseas and share my skills/knowledge with others. I've been working as a critical care RN for a year now and realize that in order to pursue this goal, I need to be proactive about it.
I have begun researching various organizations online and attended a couple fundraisers for various groups however I am not sure exactly how to get involved. Could any of you provide information about how you became involved with medical mission work, the costs/fees involved, the organizations you traveled with or just share your experience with me?
I am most interested in this point in traveling to Africa however I would go wherever there is a need.
- 0Feb 17, '08 by suzanne4Be aware that most NGOs require two years of experience before they will accept you.
There are missions available from churches as well that may not require as much experience, but it will be more beneficial to the people that are being served if you have adequate experience.
Make sure that you find out everything about the agency before you sign up with them.