Archive for March, 2010

Considering International Travel Nursing

Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Whether you are looking to visit for a few months or a couple of years, you can find something that will suit you to a tee.  All specialties are needed, plus the benefits are wonderful Рhigh pay, free housing, paid licensing fees, health insurance and travel expenses are generally covered.
Most hospitals and travel nurse recruiters want you to have at least one year of nursing in your specialty. They want you to be comfortable, not only with being a nurse but with the equipment, terminology and cares as well.
The Middle East
You will be required to work for 1-2 years and will be given the opportunity to fly home, free of charge, for a visit between the first and second year. Depending on your home country, your wages are also tax-free.
Most jobs require a two-year commitment and there are English language requirements that will need to be met. If your ultimate goal is to work in the US, this is a great interim step. You can apply for residency after a two-year assignment.
Canada has almost as many choices as the US. Canada can also be a great interim step to entering the US.
There are many opportunities for international travel nursing in England and Ireland. If Europe appeals to you, this may be a good option, though you may have some visa issues to deal with before starting an assignment.