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43RN20

OB, ER, M/S, Supervision - Acute care
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43RN20 specializes in OB, ER, M/S, Supervision - Acute care.

*Mother of 8, *Grandmother of many more,*13 yrs as CEO/Owner of Medical Staffing Co.*Active member of multiple professional org. & Board Member of several.*Have deep convictions that RNs need practical, physical support from their state nursing assoc

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  1. 43RN20

    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    sad to say, the world is full of envy, greed, & pride, among many other evils. as members of the human family, we could all use an extra dose of generosity & humility.
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    just the reading of all of the comments that have been posted is an education in itself. glad to hear from you!
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    now i see what you mean about your experience with american nursing. doing a full head to toe assessment on a person with a sore finger does seem greatly excessive. in the u.s. each state has its own nurse practice acts, but they are all quite similar. all american nurses are expected to use a carefully spelled out nursing process & are required to show competency by delivering the same quality nursing care as any other nurse would usually & ordinarily provide in similar settings. failer to do so, can result in a nurse becoming unemployable, losing her license, & even being sued for negligence or malpractice. there is an underlying current of stress that may make some nurses overzealous, but hopefully, that is not all bad. your suggested reading materials are excellent. i agree that anyone leaving the safety of their own homeland, needs to make a study of the area & the people where they intent to go. the u.s. government issues travel advisories intended to keep its citizens as safe as possible when they travel abroad.
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    of special interest to me is the remark about "american style nursing". since i know of no other, maybe you could id some of the differences between australian vs american nursing. i wonder if both styles undergo a significant change as nurses try to minister to the saudi population with all of its wondrous differences.
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    The Day My Bucket List Changed

    indeed, we must always be prepared to expect the unexpected. life is full of challenges, along with good & bad experiences that go into producing who we are. just reading all of the stories on this nursing site goes to prove it. if you & your husband are able to take on a new adventure in s.a., more power to you. just the ability to travel & experience other cultures, together, could be something to remember for a lifetime. i expect that it would be a lot safer than that last medi-vac flight that you were on.
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    The Day My Bucket List Changed

    what an adventure story you had to tell ! i am so glad that you shared it. if you hadn't sent a note about my saudi arabia story, i would probably have missed reading your story. double thanks ! it was especially interesting, because @ one time i had a private pilot's license. after my husband died while @ the controls during one of our flights, i decided not to renew the license. but, that is another story & i understand why you now keep your feet on the ground. good luck in the writing contest.---
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    too bad that well trained professionals have not all been treated well in s.a. i recently read an article that could have some bearing on the ill treatment that sometimes happens. in the past, nursing was viewed much the same as prostitution. if that kind of thinking still exists, in the middle east, i can understand why aus4471 described the job as "the worst job ever". it has been observed that treatment often depends on gender, & country of origin, which may have added to the bullying & dumping . for some, the great travel opportunities outweigh the poor nursing experiences during the assignment. hopefully, aus4471 was able to take advantage of this.
  8. saudi arabia-good idea or not is an article that has drawn responses from many nurses who have or are now serving in saudi. did you check it out ? some of the responses came from nurses who are from the philippines. good luck!
  9. 43RN20

    The Truth About Nurse Recruiters - Bonus or Bogus

    you got it right ! remember the old saying, "buyer beware" that applies to job seekers also.
  10. 43RN20

    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    Well said. Thanks.
  11. 43RN20

    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    your comments offer a reality check for those who are contemplating taking an assignment in this exotic place.
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    if everyone in the world felt the way you do in the filipines, there would be an end to war, poverty, & famine. please continue to speak & minister. people will know you by your actions. you can't change the world by yourself, but keep planting seeds of love through your care-giving. i wish you long life & many blessings.
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    thank you so much for taking the time to send the note. we need to hear from other muslims if we are to ever to loose our suspicions about their motives & their culture. are they friend or foe ? all of us should be talking to each other much more.
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    there have been a lot of questions r/t s.a. assignments. you will find excellent info by just doing a couple of searches. just type nursing jobs in saudi arabia into your favorite search engine. from there you can refine your search. good luck !
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    it would be great if you would come back to the allnurses.com website while on your s.a. assignment and give the rest of us some more answers. many of us identify with your usa experiences. good luck.
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    Saudi Arabia - Good Idea or Not

    I don't have 1st hand knowledge about what it takes to directly apply for a nursing position after entering S.A. But, you can access job openings at various S.A. locations that are posted on the Internet. Just do a regular Search ie nursing jobs in Saudi Arabia. Nurses do have the option of either directly contracting with the facility or contracting with an agency. It seems that the agency rate of pay is higher. If a nurse is in S.A. & wants to apply for a position, the nurse should be prepared to have lots of credentials & copies of work evaluations, & references in order to establish credibility. Some facilities will decline the services of a male nurse. An agency is most helpful in taking care of the details & teaching the nurse how to deal with the culture & the customs. Best of luck to you as you go forward in your own career.
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