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iwannabeanurse06 specializes in Bring on the babies!.

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Hello,

Background: My husband is a Tanzanian citizen, US green card holder & is in education. In about 3yrs we would like to go to Tanzania so that we can expose our kids to their TZ culture and family. I have been 3 times, twice with our children, so I know a little about living standards and language. My husband speaks swahili with our kids too. I am a US citizen and have a BA in english & spanish, and a BSN (accelerated). I have been employed as a RN since 2008 working in NICU. We will both need to work. Our plans are to go for 1 yr maybe 2 depending on how it goes.I'm in the information gathering stage early, so it won't sneak up on us.

Question: 1)I am curious about whether or not a masters degree is helpful to work with NGOs? I have been advised (from a friend that is currently working there as a CNS) that a masters and/or l&d experience would net me more jobs since there is such a focus on maternal health from WHO. The masters specialties I've seen locally to where i live are: international nursing, perinatal specialist, midwifery. Thoughts on whether or not a masters is helpful, and if so which one would be better general intl nursing or more maternal health, online program or No Cali reccomendations? Either way I have to do something...back to school or change specialities pronto.

2) Anybody here with experience in taking their kids abroad too? Mine will be 9, 4 and maybe 2 if we have another one 🙂

thanks for any and all advice/rhoughts.

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Did you ever find out any information on working in India? I am interested in the same situation!

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sunshine! specializes in OR.

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Hello Allnurses members out there !

My question refers to moving back to Europe: Uk or Ireland.

I will actually be eligible for US citizenship next year, then I would have double citizenship, because originally I am a Romanian national. Would love to practice as an RN in Europe. I have recently graduated an ADN program and passed the NCLEX on first try , so now i am licensed as an RN in CA. Are there any opportunities for nurses that have less than 2 years experience and want to practice overseas? Any advice, would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you :)

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ddv106 specializes in School, LTC, OB, LNC, Instructor, etc.

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I would like to know if anyone has information about working in Panama as a RN. Or the other prospect is opening a business to work as a RN and hiring local nurses

Thanks

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ddv106 specializes in School, LTC, OB, LNC, Instructor, etc.

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Hi I am trying to find out the same kind of info, I am a rn. Lets keep in touch, I am writing to a friend and a local in Panama.

They don't like to give the jobs away from their peoepl but they have opened some very big hospitals.

ddv106@aol.com dorothy

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I am an lpn for 2 years in august and really want to work. Overseas as a civilian nurse please help me with some info...who to contact and such really want this...:nurse:

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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confusedstuden said:
I am an lpn for 2 years in august and really want to work. Overseas as a civilian nurse please help me with some info...who to contact and such really want this...:nurse:

I doubt there are many countries that will accept LPN in regards to meeting requirements for a work/immigrant visa. Most countries will require RN to meet requirements. EU definitely will require RN and I think Australia and New Zealand is the same however Australia may accept LPN if you already have a immigrant/work visa allowing you to work in the country but if main applicant I believe LPN will not meet Australia requirements

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For Suzanne4 or Silverdragon102,

I have the accelerated BSN (I wish I would have known that it is basically unaccepted everywhere). I have a few questions that I would be SO grateful if you could take a moment to answer.

1) If someone with an acc. BSN has 10 years nursing experience (for example), would the UK consider that sufficient clinical time?

2) Is it correct to say that for the most part it is accepted by Canada? (One of my classmates who got the acc BSN is going to take the CRNE in Oct).

3) Have you ever heard of someone maybe going back to school in the US just to get more clinical hrs so it would work (Is that even possible)?

Thank you in advance for any advice you could give me!!

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Currently the NMC doesn't accept accelerated BSN however I do believe it is based individually and will depend on your transcripts. Years experience doesn't count towards clinical as generally clinical requirements are whilst in school.

Regarding Canada I am not sure and again I think will depend on the information you submit

Have not heard of anyone going back to school to get clinical or theory requirements

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how do I determine if an international agency is legit I am moving to Riyadh saudia Arabia with my husband and want to continue working as an RN

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Where would I apply to work overseas for the US embassy?

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