Any advice about A and E in New Zealand

  1. Hi All,

    I'm hoping to spend a year in New Zealand and don't know whether to go through an agency or not. I need to find out what my options are as I am 33 and too old for a working holiday visa.

    I don't want to spend my whole year working in one place, as I would like to spend some time travelling in both islands.

    I would love to hear if anyone has any top tips or advice for me.

    I have been working in A and E for 3 years in one of the teaching hospitals in London, and would Ideally hope to work in A and E in New Zealand.

    Cheers and Beers

    Wee bonnie lass
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    Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 2
    Staff nurse A and E, London


  3. by   Franca
    Hi, I don't know if this will be helpful, but I found on a journal "Accident and Emergency Nursing," and I wondered if it would have, in the classifieds perhaps (if it carries those), info about New Zealand, as to contacts. I know you want personal experience/viewpoints, but perhaps the journal would give you some leads as to folks who could help, in addition to the nurses here.

    Here's a quote from the Web page for the journal that mentions New Zealand, which is why I thought of you, having seen your post earlier today:

    "Members of the Emergency Nurses' Section (New Zealand) and the Queensland Emergency Nurses' Association are eligible for a reduced subscription rate to Accident & Emergency Nursing. Please visit the Subscribe page for further details."

    I don't know if the "Emergency Nurses' Section" would be a helpful contact.

    You might already know about any or all of the above, but just in case, I thought I'd mention it to you.