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by jeremy z jeremy z (New Member) New Member

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hello,

iam a 20 year old guy looking into a nursing career. it sounds great and i think ill love it, but iam wondering how hard would it be to travel out of country and help other people in less fortunate areas of the world. i dont know where to look or who to contact. so if anybody out there can help iam all ears....

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Doctors Without Borders is a place to start, they go to different countries and help people with things like congenital defects. There are US nurses wh otake travel assignments to different countries.

Keep in mind that you will not be able to do this straight out of nursing school, they will all require a certain amount of experience first.

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Contact the embassy of the country you want to work in to see about VISA and other employment info.

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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Check out http://www.mercyships.org

They are old cruise ships modified into hospital ships & go to various ports in impoverished nations- mostly Africa, Caribbean, & Central/South America - very cool!

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iam a 20 year old guy looking into a nursing career. it sounds great and i think ill love it, but iam wondering how hard would it be to travel out of country and help other people in less fortunate areas of the world. i dont know where to look or who to contact. so if anybody out there can help iam all ears....

My reply is off topic to your request, but anyway we had a couple of students who wanted to do that but they didn't last. I tried to figure it out. The nearest guess I have, and I may be wrong, is that maybe they didn't have a basic burning desire to be a nurse. Maybe they just wanted to help others, and that can be done in any walk of life wherever you are. One of them went on to become a teacher, and she will go to underdeveloped countries as a volunteer, as she wanted when she was a nursing student. One of the things about nursing school is there will be some dark and tough times for everyone, when the only thing that will get you through is being so hungry to be a nurse that there is no acceptable alternative but to succeed. It might be worth some thought.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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Send your resume to Doctor Without Border...they will hire you!!

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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Send your resume to Doctor Without Border...they will hire you!!

Actually- they probably WON'T hire the OP, who is a new grad- They require a minimum 2 years experience, as do most other medical volunteer organizations. I would work for a couple years & get some experience, then you'll be more prepared to travel & volunteer abroad.

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awsome guys, thanks thats more info than i was expecting. i start school in the fall, and i cant wait to join you guys in the trenches.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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Actually- they probably WON'T hire the OP, who is a new grad- They require a minimum 2 years experience, as do most other medical volunteer organizations. I would work for a couple years & get some experience, then you'll be more prepared to travel & volunteer abroad.

Actually, he is a pre-nursing student.

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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Actually, he is a pre-nursing student.

either way, they won't hire him until he's got a couple years of expeience.....

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