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Is moving out the country a solution to job finding difficulties?

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by cogath cogath (Member) Member

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Just wondering if moving to another country would make it easier to find employment. Any country, even less desirable ones.

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RNlvn has 7 years experience.

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No. Just search on allnurses.com every other nurse in other countries are having problems finding job. Hard to get licensed in others.

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Flo. has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Developmental Disabilites,.

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Before you move to a new country try a new state.

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I think you'd be better off working a minimum wage job for 2 years here while searching for nursing employment than moving your entire life to another country for a "better" job market.

It's fun to romanticize about, but I'd never do it... that's just me though.

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CC-RN-EMTP specializes in ICU, EMS.

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two words: Saudi Arabia

been there, done that....DON'T DO IT!

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canoehead has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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I moved to the USA from Canada for a job, stayed ten years and moved back. It was worthwhile professionally and a wash personally. Yes, I would do it again. I would try to stay within driving distance of my original home/country, but I wanted to visit home regularly.

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caroladybelle is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

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First, serious problem obtaining licensure. In most places, you will have to be completely fluent in the language and deal with a different scope of practice.

Second, serious problems trying to get working papers. Most nations protect professionL citizens within their borders by limiting immigration, especially during a recession. And right now the World is in recession. Getting a licensure elsewhere is useless unless you can legally work there. Though the ME is a possibility, it would require seriously lifestyle changes. And they usually will not accept nurses with less than 2-5 years experience.

Third, most places that still need nurses are undesirable for a reason. Rape, murder, holding people hostage, civil war, etc. They also rarely pay anything close to a living wage. NGOs may be a option, but still quite dangerous and require experience.

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DogWmn specializes in LTC Family Practice.

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My suggestion is start looking a rural areas in the USA, from what I gather they still need nurses and will take new grads.

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resilientnurse has 8 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, International Health, Psych.

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Give it a try!

Someone suggested Saudi Arabia, try Abu Dhabi instead. The Cleveland Clinic Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio is opening up a new hospital there in 2012. That this a long time to wait though, but also try Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and the UK. You may need to take an English test for NZ and the UK, even though you may be a native English speaker. Why limit yourself? Search for UK nursing recruiting agencies and let them do the most of the legwork for you.

You can also consider international development and relief work with international organizations, e.g. UN, Care, Doctors Without Borders, etc. I am an American nurse who has worked in Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Europe and Africa. Feel free to PM me if you need any further assistance.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Yes, UAE is definitely an option, as the previous poster suggested.

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All I can say is there will be a point where things will get ugly in every nation not just this one. In Australia for instance the med schools have way way too many applicants because they just don't need the doctors....the population is too small.

While nursing will always be needed with the amount of schools popping up everywhere it makes you wonder when the whole nation will be saturated.

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