Nursing Jobs Abroad

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Job Placements with Knowledge Must in India

Secure a Nursing job abroad through Knowledge Must. The organization connects qualified individuals with placements in China and India, and offers essential services like visa procurement asssistance, orientation package, and professional staff assistance.

Nurse as Healthcare Counsellor at International Ski Camp

Responsibility for the health and well-being of a group of children, school chaperones and Viamonde staff in an international ski camp environment. Healthcare counsellors will assist with the daily ski and snowboard programme, treat minor injuries and health issues and coordinate treatment with local medical facilities for any more serious injuries. In addition, healthcare counselors will parti...

New Zealand Internships - Quality & Service

Best Service, Best Quality guaranteed! Being the first on the market, we have vast experience in finding qualitative placements and close relationships to businesses in every industry, reaching from agriculture to engineering and marketing to tourism. We are proud to say that we have successfully positioned more than 1,500 students in organizations throughout New Zealand. You think that...

Visit the Real Australia and Get Paid Doing It!

Experience down under first hand and get paid doing it through Visitoz programs available the year round. The programme starts with a 9-day introductory package that includes one night in Brisbane, three nights at Rainbow Beach for jet lag recovery, soak under the sun or surfing, half day for administration and shopping with meals. The next days are spend on farm training that involves fun and ...

Global Resource Bureau

From October 2014, we have a new process in place for overseas registration nurses. If you have trained outside the EU/EEA and are applying to register as a nurse or midwife in the UK, please read 'Registering as a nurse or midwife in the UK'. New Applicants Applicants must complete a self-assessment with the NMC of their eligibility to apply prior to beginning the application process. T...

USIT Travel

USIT Travel offers jobs to graduates and young professionals all year round. Work as a Nurse in Ireland and gain invaluable professional experience for up to two years. Program is available to Americans, Europeans, and Australians.

Language Job Spain

Language Job Spain is looking for au pairs, preferably native English speakers who are enthusiastic, active, and responsible. As an au pair, part of the responsibilities include looking after children, assisting in their learning of the English language, and playing with them. They have really nice families in Galicia looking for au pairs for academic year 2014- 2015. Placements are for a minim...

Au-Pair / Nanny in Canada - ABC Nannies Canada

Employees will be required to live in the employers home. Families are looking for au pairs who can care for children while parents work and take care of the things as mother would. This including light housekeeping, cooking, taking care and driving kids to their activities. Flexibility in terms of location will help you get a placement easily. A drivers license is also an advantage.

Work in Australia

X-Plore offers the opportunity to work in Australia in a select number of occupations or industries. Placements include Specialist Physicians, General Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses, and Medical Radiation Technologists. The organization assists applicants through the whole process, from job search to visa application. Applicants must hold a bachelor'...

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Nursing Jobs Abroad

Nurses are in high demand worldwide, but especially in underserved nations where disease and poverty rates are high, and where the educational system is not strong enough to supply the local demand for nurses. More than 50 percent of healthcare workers abroad are nurses, and in some countries, where the need is great and the access to medical treatment is low, nurses are the frontline providers and first lifeline for patients. A nursing jobs abroad is an opportunity to expand your knowledge, gain an appreciation of new cultures and ideas, enhance your technical experience, and add a new perspective to your nursing skills.

Why Work Abroad

Treating patients whose background, life experiences, and culture are different than your own will expose you to different types of medical treatments and procedures, teach you a new way of approaching problems, and help you communicate better with patients from all walks of life.

Jobs abroad are a great experience for people who want a little adventure in their lives, and like to travel independently. International nursing jobs provide personal and professional growth to every nurse, through providing care, administering medicine and treatments, working on language skills, and supplying education to patients in a foreign country.

Locations

New Zealand has a shortage of registered nurses that is projected to increase over the next two decades as nearly half of its current nursing workforce is approaching retirement age. The country is small, about 4.4 million, and employers may recruit workers for nursing jobs in New Zealand under the country’s skilled migrant immigration policy.

Australia, though much larger, diverse, and more populated than New Zealand has a similar shortage, and a medical recruitment process with a fast-track visa certification process for available nursing jobs.

China has a shortage in nurses due to its rapidly expanding economy, and its failure to keep its brightest nursing minds at home. There are about 500,000 nursing students in China, but many switch occupations or emigrate to work because of the lack of competitive nursing opportunities at home. As a result, China has only about one nurse per 1,000 people, still salaries for nursing jobs in China can be low and working conditions often challenging.

The Middle East. The need for skilled nurses is great in the Middle East, the salaries are the highest – and tax free – and the benefits most lucrative, though many people, especially women, can find the social environment challenging, and restrictive. The length of commitment needed for nursing jobs in the Middle East is usually two years minimum. Saudi Arabia has a large expat community – more than 5 million – and most of its healthcare workers live in hospitals or employer provided housing, grouped in gated compounds where the social life mimics that of their home countries. There is plenty of opportunity to travel and explore, but there are restrictions on single women and unmarried couples can’t travel together without being accompanied by family or a married couple.

The United Arab Emirates has shorter nursing contracts available, more in the range of a year, and though many international nurses also live in compounds, the lifestyle is a bit more relaxed and “Westernized” in the UAE. Compact (about the size of Connecticut) and booming, Qatar is also on the relaxed side socially, and it is rapidly expanding and improving its infrastructure and healthcare facilities. For nurses with distinct specialties, especially pediatric and high-risk obstetric patient work, Qatar is a good choice for nursing jobs abroad. Although English is used in hospitals and translators are available, some knowledge of Arabic is helpful.

Nursing Jobs Abroad

Once you’ve graduated nursing school, you must take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX–RN) in order to practice as a RN in the U.S. or Canada. Other countries also have similar requirements for nursing school graduates. To fulfill an international nursing job, you will probably also have to pass an additional licensing exam in order to practice locally in whatever country you have chosen. Once you have the appropriate licensing figured out, nursing jobs abroad are plentiful and varied; but often fall into one of the following categories.

Hospitals & Research Centers. Many countries are constructing hospitals that double as research centers or specialty clinics devoted to certain diseases, conditions, or therapies. It’s here that nurses with specialties (surgical, obstetrics, physical therapy, etc.) can find the best paying nursing jobs abroad with the most benefits. International nursing jobs in hospitals or research centers vary widely, but opportunities are most prevalent in Western Europe, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

Travel Nursing. Travel nurses work as temporary fill-ins for people on sick or maternity leave, or help out during local emergencies or nursing staff shortages. Since travel nurses are often hired for critical needs, a travel nurse can negotiate benefits, such as housing, subsidized meals and living expenses, and are guarantee a certain number of hours. Salaries for travel nursing jobs abroad are often significantly more than the average. International nursing jobs are most commonly positions for specialty nurses, which are usually in higher demand.

International nursing jobs may include work with a variety of patient populations, from low-income clinics to state of the art hospital facilities, and caring for children and young people to adults and elderly.

Salary & Affordability

The best and most lucrative nursing jobs abroad go to those with the most education and experience (particularly previous international experience, professional or volunteer), and those who are fluent in the local language. In many cases, perks and benefits greatly enhance the value of your salary package for an international nursing job.

Except in a few highly specialized fields, working in nursing abroad is not an exceptionally high-paid profession. Salaries vary widely depending on the country, location (rural, major city, mid-sized city), and need, but in most places, the starting salary for a nursing job will range from $27,000 to $32,000 a year. In some places, such as in Europe, a liberal and generous vacation policy sweetens most nursing job opportunities. In the Middle East, starting salaries for nursing jobs are more in the $36,000 to $42,000 range.

Benefits

A skilled nurse is always in demand, and working in nursing abroad can increase your competitiveness and desirability in almost any field of nursing. International nursing jobs give nurses experience working in locations where techniques, medical challenges, diseases, and methods of treatment are different than what they learned in school. Sometimes international nurses will even have the chance to work with medical treatments still in the experimental stage. Working in nursing abroad will teach you new ways of communicating cross-culturally, as well as alternative cultural approaches to the treatment of health issues.

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