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Old 07-05-2015, 06:09   #1
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Nursing in the Caribbean

My wife and I are planning our retirement next year and looking to spend the winter months sailing in the Caribbean away from the cold harsh winters of the northeast US coast.
I can easily detach from the working world and spend my time on our Gulfstar 44, my wife an RN for 40 years will find it hard to give up her career and wants to be able to continue medically helping people in more depressed areas. We have heard of groups that travel the area putting on clinics but haven't found a contact.
Does anyone have any experience with areas in need, countries acceptable to foreign volunteers providing medical care and nursing license reciprocity.
Thanks for your input.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:17   #2
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Re: Nursing in the Caribbean

Doctors Without Borders. The Red Cross.
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Re: Nursing in the Caribbean

nurses without borders and any travel nurse company--there are many-look em up.
maxim is one, or was one, has hq i believe in fla.. there are others.. google travel nurse companies, or ask your local rn registry about travel gigs.
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Re: Nursing in the Caribbean

Coincidentally, my wife is a nurse of a certain age, and we just purchased a Gulfstar 44 that is a new boat for us. I would love to be able you a couple of questions about the boat if you don't mind.

We also have plans to do the part time work thing once I finish up with my current position.

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Re: Nursing in the Caribbean

@ Windwalker44, The hospital on St. Thomas. Schneider Regional Medical Center has many problems with employing locals, and instead uses a group of nursing staff that rotates in and out every 6mos to 1 yr. Of course some nurses stay longer, but most nursing staff here is from the States.
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