found this black and white photo gallery by peter chou today during my internet travels. had to share with my colleagues. nursing shines through in these pictures. karen
photographer peter chou thoughts:
nurses of singapore are the backbone of its healthcare system. during the sars outbreak of 2003, the nurses stoodfast and did not abandon their posts. all the photos in this gallery were taken 4 months after the outbreak. hence the presence of the anti-viral n95 masks in the photos. i am proud to serve with such courageous professionals. this is my humble tribute to all the nurses who suffered and died during the terrible 4 months of 2003. rest in peace. you will not be forgotten.
Oct 17, '05
[quote=suzanne4]To work in any of the countries over there, you need to be fluent in their language, as well as pass the nursing boards in their language. And then you have immigration issues to deal with. It is goign to be much harder than you think to work at one of the local hospitals in any of the countries there.Singapore is actually one of the more expensive places to live in SE Asia, and the nursing salaries are nothing like the US.
I have taken the exam myself and it is in English and will always be in English. Singapore is an ENglish speaking country which is also an ex-British colony. Pay is not very rewarding and when compared in US$, it is way way behind. Starting basic pay for nurses in SIngapore is only about 1400 SIngapore dollars, therefore it is only about 940 USD. Considering the cost of living there. The pay is just almost enough only to thrive.
Last edit by elnski on Oct 17, '05