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Hi, everyone!

I'm currently working as an NP in pediatric primary care. I love my job and feel like I'm able to practice pretty independently. However, I may be moving abroad in the next few years (to Europe). I'm struggling to find any countries where the scope of APNs is similar to the scope we have in the U. S. and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or insights as to how or where I may be able to continue practicing clinically. I'm very open to doing any bridge programs that may be available and totally understand that I will have to learn a new language (I do speak English and Spanish and will be learning French). I'll also have my DNP soon, not sure that will make a difference but again would love to know what opportunities I might have outside the U. S.

Hope everyone is staying safe!

Numenor, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

1 hour ago, ap9378 said:

Hi, everyone!

I'm currently working as an NP in pediatric primary care. I love my job and feel like I'm able to practice pretty independently. However, I may be moving abroad in the next few years (to Europe). I'm struggling to find any countries where the scope of APNs is similar to the scope we have in the U. S. and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or insights as to how or where I may be able to continue practicing clinically. I'm very open to doing any bridge programs that may be available and totally understand that I will have to learn a new language (I do speak English and Spanish and will be learning French). I'll also have my DNP soon, not sure that will make a difference but again would love to know what opportunities I might have outside the U. S.

Hope everyone is staying safe!

As far as I know NPs are used in the UK but their pay is ABYSMAL (like 30-40k). For the rest of the European countries they really have no large scale role like in the US/Canada. You will likely need to work as a RN.