I really need someone to help me here.My wife is a fantastic ER nurse, and she loves being an ER Nurse. If she were to die today, she would be on her headstone.But there is a problem. She is married to an Australian (me!)For a long, long, long time we looked at moving back to Australia from the US and everything fine to do so and we were both happy to. Mainly so we could start a family here. We have spent some time in both of each other's countries to know that we both prefer Australia for the people and lifestyle. However she has put the brakes on this as she had read somewhere that Australian Nursing is like America in the 1950's. On her last visit here she spoke to "some guy" who's wife was an ER Nurse and because of the conditions she ended up being a sales rep.Now I am an IT guy, I the only think I know about medicine is from what I have seen watching B grade horror movies. To me this doesn't feel right, I would love to try to work this out, but I am none the wiser.Now she has not worked in Australia, but she was worked in the US for 4 years.She has her 4 year degree, she finished from a Top University, Top of her Class and Class President.She is chairman of the nurses board at her hospital, and she is certified like mad (she does a new course every 2 weeks it feels like) but out of the mass of acronyms I remember her recently renewing her PALS, and ACLS courses.She also volunteers for on the ambulance as well as the helicopters in the US. So she is basically a diehard-ER-Nurse. And I love her so much for it. But she has it somehow gotten into it, that if we came back to Australia, that she will have to basically, "wipe butt" and will not be allow to do even anything remotely like her old job. And it will be 1950's get-me-a-coffee-woman kind of job. Now I don't know any nurses in Australia. I have never seen anything that would indicate this at all. But I can't find anything that shows what nursing in Australia Vs USAI am trying to figure this out and I am hoping that a US nurse that has worked in the US in the ER and is now living in Aust could assist on what the experience is like.I am hearing things like:Australian nurses don't use stethoscopesAustralian nurses don't give IV'sAnd to me it just doesn't feel right. I have been trying to contact some groups on the phone with little success, and looking on line and search a lot through these forums these last few days, I see a lot of people asking what are the differences are, and yet it all somehow comes back to money and lifestyle.I am just trying to see what someone who has worked in the US as a 4 year nurse, who made the move to Australia and what are the differences. I know there is a difference with the med names but that's all I know.This is my last chance to try to see if I can make it back home. And she has it in her mind so she has stopped looking to work in Australia. Please, anyone, a little help here?