What is it like to be a nurse in France? What is it like to be a nurse in Italy? I have been an RN in California for 3 years. I have My BSN. I have a good job here, however have a passion for French and Italian culture.. could see my self living there. I wanted to talk to nurses who have some knowledge, advice.. from my current knowledge I understand the income is quite less compared to the states, especially California - are nurses still able to get by? what is the patient population like? what are pros/cons of nursing in Europe? Any input at all is appreciated. Thank you!