Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not - page 24

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As seen by a Registered Nurse from the United States, who is now on assignment, it can be hard to adjust to hospital nursing in Saudi Arabia. That is particularly true in the hospital complex that serves the Saudi Royal Family.... Read More


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    Quote from katherine100
    that is so funny. We go there we are restricted. Muslims come here and can do as they please....how funny
    Ahem. Muslims were brought here as well...as slaves from Africa, several generations ago. Others are born here to parents who came here by choice. Believe it or not, it is possible to be Muslim AND American.

    KSA isn't on my bucket list either, but punishing Muslims in the US just because the Saudi government hasn't got its crap together sounds petty.
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    //hem. Muslims were brought here as well...as slaves from Africa, several generations ago. Others are born here to parents who came here by choice. //

    That has no connection to my comment. Christians cannot build churches. Women still do not have basic rights in many muslims countries. Some still stone women. How odd that someone says ' you can read a bible '. It is laughable.
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    Quote from katherine100
    //hem. Muslims were brought here as well...as slaves from Africa, several generations ago. Others are born here to parents who came here by choice. //

    That has no connection to my comment. Christians cannot build churches. Women still do not have basic rights in many muslims countries. Some still stone women. How odd that someone says ' you can read a bible '. It is laughable.
    I was addressing your comment that Muslims COME here and can do as they please. Many many Muslims do not have to come here because their families have already been here for generations and have every bit the respect for the same ideals as you and I.

    There are plenty of places in the world where women are treated as second-class citizens (or worse) and where people's rights aren't respected. Saudi is just one of many, sad to say. But you cannot equate every single Muslim with that backward mentality.
    Last edit by Elvish on Feb 26, '13
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    Hi californianurse1974, I am a newly qualified adult nurse (March, 2013) and would love to work in Saudi Arabia for a year, purely for the financial benefits me and my boyfriend would reep at the end of it, also all nursing experience is good. But, I spoke to Geneva Health Agency, PULSE and CCM and they have all stated that you need a minimum of 2 years experience. I have secured a 3 month post in my local A&E and would love to go to Saudi after that (but within 6 months of finishing there preferably). I have no idea where to go next and what steps to take. If you (or anyone else) couldsend me as much info or help as possible, it would be greatly appreciated. My email address is 'sammy_pascoe_7@hotmail.com'. Thanks guys, Sam x
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    ok. i got ur point.. ur just telling the readers,nurses about the pros and cons of working here in KSA and there's nothing wrong about it because it's true..i dont have to write it here again coz its all stated above. Its a true story, but remember that it's their culture. The patient may all have his/her family in her/his unit so what's the problem about that? they've been doing that hundred years ago,even other muslims in many countries are doing that..ok, my point here is we,as a nurse should not judge muslims by what we see.. we have to learn their cultures,beliefs, and what's in their society.. u just have to do is your obligation as a nurse.. you can educate them anyway,at least u have done ur job..

    so if ur not a muslim and you have decided to work here, prepare urself.. u know arabs, u know the rules of islams, and u should respect it.. think more than twice before coming here so u cant complain anymore and u cant judge our law.. For you,our Sharia Law is without mercy, or whatsoever that u hate about Islam law but we love it.. Respect it.. Learn the values and ethics of a nurse.. We should not be judgmental, we were trained to be open minded and accept all cultures and beliefs that we may encounter during our career journey!
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    NURSING is NURSING, where ever you go if u are a NURSE you are a NURSE...no need to compare...learn to accept and be flexible to the people, place, culture and beliefs of the people you choose to be with......because NURSING is a vocation and a NOBLE PROFESSION!!!!
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    being a NURSE, we can be of example to the people of the world...NOT to criticize, the people, the place, the culture we choose to practice our profession....we are NURSES to serve the PEOPLE.....whatever reward we can get...the feeling of being involve in someone's life we don't even know...MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!! it's not just about MONEY!!!!!
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    SAUDI ARABIA is full of life....love working here...been here for almost 20 years....
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    Hello fellow nurses, I am brand new to allnurses.com. I enjoyed this blog a lot and learned ton of valuable information regarding S.A. culture differences. All in all I think this would be a possibility down the road for my family. I have been doing a quick research regarding work in Saudi Arabia or other countries with substantial financial reward. I am ICU / ER nurse here in the US with experience in Med/surg as well.

    Does anybody work or have an idea what other countries around the world have lucrative opportunities for RNs ? Specifically to Saudi Arabia, do RNs work 12 hour shifts 3 times a week or is the work schedule routine different? How easy / hard is it to work over time and is there overtime 1 1/2 times more of regular pay or just extra hours? Thank you for all comments and suggestions!!
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    I am a dialysis nurse with experience, do they accept dialysis nurses to travel? Also is over time available to work, or only your allowed hours? Thinking about it


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