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NPO Volunteer Nursing work abroad

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Kristen Wilson


I would commit 1-2 years of travelling in Central and South America, visiting different countries' clinics and hospitals through organizations, such as International Medical Corps or Cape Cares. I am looking into non-denominational programs that would provide an array of basic or intensive health care services. My ideal environment would be in providing emergency care at one or more of these programs which last from weeks to months.

In order to return to the U.S. and pursue a new grad RN program in a hospital for paid work, I would need less than a year of experience. These short-term commitments are ideal for a person like me who is eager to travel, live and work in a foreign country that speaks Spanish. Many nursing trips are currently offered by NPOs and require substantial financial resources from volunteer workers. Once the fees are paid, these organizations are able to provide medical supplies for the trip and also arrange for volunteer transportation and housing needs.

Because I am aiming to spend close to a year of my life with health clinics and outreach programs, I am not planning on generating an income while volunteering.

I would like to pursue as many of these outreach trips as possible, and would travel from one to another. I have decided to live in this area of the world while gaining my initial experiences as a licensed professional.



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