Nowadays, with the world as accessible as it is, securing a nursing job abroad has become a much easier task. If there seems to be little room for manoeuvre in your current workplace, then why not head somewhere where your skills will be more valued.
The current disillusionment clouding the NHS is prompting many professional nurses to do just that. Thousands of nurses have begun to look for jobs overseas, where working conditions and pay tend to be better. Whilst the move might not be the ideal solution for everyone, for those looking for a change of pace, a nursing career in Europe or beyond could be the perfect way to avoid career stagnation.
But which direction should you head in? Nurses are in high demand in countries all across the globe, though not all these places will offer you the exact workplace culture you’re looking for. Some provide challenges that are rarely faced in the UK and others can prove to be even more demanding. So, before you hang up your uniform and book the next flight out of the country, take a look at a few of the most highly rated nursing environments on the planet.
5. United Arab Emirates
The UAE’s health service has been expanding
for a while now, with qualified nurses in high demand in major cities such as Dubai. The Dubai Health Authority is still looking for foreign nurses to fill their quota, especially those specialising in a particular field.
3. New Zealand
The southern hemisphere provides some of the best working conditions for nursing jobs in the world. With a smaller population than many many countries on this list, New Zealand is always in need of highly skilled nurses from abroad. In fact the country is currently looking to recruit around 380 specialists
every year to reach its government targets.
A registered nurse can expect to earn between $42,000 - $65,000 (£19,000 - £30000), a very respectable wage for any worker. Whilst you might find higher salaries in other countries, you won’t find a much better workplace culture.
Denmark also offers some of the best wages for nursing staff in Europe. The average wage is around £38,000 a year, in a modern, well organised healthcare system.
How does a nursing job down under sound? The Australian Healthcare System takes the best aspects of both private and free healthcare and combines them to create a service that manages to avoid the pitfalls of both. Whilst a large chunk is funded by both the taxpayer and the government, some GP expenses must be covered privately. For expats looking to launch a nursing career there, this means that pay and conditions are always exemplary.
The average wage is between $45,000 - $78,000
(£24,000 - £41,000), depending on experience and training. Nurses at the top of the field are often headhunted by the Australian government, but there are also plenty of opportunities for those who don’t have a job offer before they move.
Jobs4Medical can help you find nursing jobs all across the globe. We receive hundreds of new vacancies from healthcare providers each week, from the UK to the UAE. For more information on the services we provide, give us a call on 01256 336632 or get in touch through our contact page