My apologies if this topic has already been broached.
The South (well, and North, eventually) Pacific are in my up and coming cruising plans. Probably within the next two years. Because we are not independently wealthy (dang!) I would like to work here and there as we cruise
, in an effort to make this trip more of a lifestyle than a prolonged vacation
. I was hoping to get some input from other nurses that have worked abroad, and I know you cruising nurses are out there! Or is that nursing cruisers? Hm. Anyway...
I do NOT have a Bachelor's degree; I have a "two year" or associate RN degree. Obviously I know I can work in US territories/states: Hawaii
, the Marshalls, US Samoa
, etc, without needing to go through immigration and reciprocation/licensure. What other countries have relatively easy immigrations processes to get work? And where is it NICE to work? Because we'll never be anywhere more than 6 months or so, I'll mainly be looking at temp and per diem positions.
From what I understand, it's fairly difficult to get licensed in New Zealand
, and I think I understand that US RNs there must have bachelor's degrees? I believe the same is true in Australia
? I'd love someone to correct me on this if I'm wrong.
Thanks in advance for your help,