One of the biggest benefits of living in Saudi is that, for most people, the accommodation is free, fully furnished and includes electricity/utilities. There are a few different options available depending on the hospital that has employed you and the type of contract you have taken. For the most part, nurses and AHPs are housed […]
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So much to be said about Saudi Arabia – where do we begin! An ancient country in a modern world, it’s perfect for those with a sense of adventure and people wanting to experience a rich culture at its most authentic. It often receives mixed reviews in the media however for those who have travelled […]
One of the joys of being a nurse is that your job allows you to travel anywhere in the world. However in order for you to practice overseas, you will need to be registered with the Nursing Board of that particular country. You’ll find that overseas registration can be a lengthy process. But we’re here […]
You’ve now received your decision letter, however the NMBI has stated, before you can be fully licensed, you’ll need to undertake a period of adaptation & assessment also known as the Adaptation Program or Aptitude Test. So what is the Adaptation Program & Aptitude Test? Why do you need to take this & how do you organise it? […]
Nursing here in Saudi was definitely not what I had expected. The culture and the working life, is so much better than what I had anticipated. I personally decided on Saudi for the sunshine which is something I have grown very accustom to even though I am still white as a ghost. When I arrived […]
The Application Process – Step 5 By now, you would have submitted the overseas registration application pack to the NMBI and have patiently waited for that 90 day assessment period to be completed. With some luck and a bit of help from CCM, you’ve also managed to secure yourself employment in Ireland during this time. […]
International Nurses’ Day is dedicated to celebrating the work and contribution of nurses in society. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated International Nurses day since 1965. In January 1974, the decision was made to celebrate the day on 12 May as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is […]
Completing the Overseas Registration Application Pack So, you’ve received the Overseas Registration Application Pack – now you need to complete it! If you haven’t applied for this pack yet – go back to our previous blog and find out how to apply. Before you start the pack there’s a few main points we’d like to highlight: You […]
Can you give us a snapshot of your nursing career thus far? I am qualified since November 2016. I trained in the UK and worked in the NHS for 2 years. 6 months on a surgical ward, 1 year in Interventional Radiology and 6 months in Emergency Department. I have been in Saudi Arabia working […]
Q&A – Ireland Where are you from? I’m from India (Chennai). Can you give us a snapshot of your nursing career thus far? I gained my nursing degree from Dr. MGR medical university India in 2011, started to work as a staff nurse in MMM hospital Chennai and moved to Riyadh King Faisal hospital and research centre […]