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International Nurse

An International Nurse travels the world, taking care of patients in other countries and working in nations where their skills are needed most.
Required education
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll work with people of many different cultures and be exposed to a variety of medical treatments and procedures.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do


You’ll teach patients and communities about wellbeing and good health practices.


You’ll examine, diagnose, give medications, and create treatment plans for patients.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Outpatient care clinics
How to become an International Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, meeting the requirements of the country you want to work in.


You’re ready to work as an International Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of an International Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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