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The Best Countries to Work in as a Nurse

Nursing happens to be an emotionally fulfilling and a self-rewarding career. And as a Registered Nurse (RN) you can work at a variety of places. So, if you are dreaming about where you should work and settle as a nurse, then here is a list of top countries offering a great lifestyle overseas, where nurses are rewarded well for their hard work.


Luxembourg happens to be the highest-paid country for nurses. It’s a country in Western Europe, but because of its tiny size and tax haven laws it is very difficult to get a nursing job. The salary can usually go from $60,000 to $125,000per year, but you might have to wait for months before any job openings pop up. And it is important to note that you must have the linguistic skills including proficiency in, German, French or Luxembourgish if you are planning to work here as a nurse.


Home of the Great Barrier Reef, Koala and kangaroos, Australia is becoming a key destination for those who wish to work while travelling abroad. The average salary of a nurse in Australia is $56,000 per year. And in order to work in Australia, foreigners are required to apply for:

  • A visa with full working rights

  • A valid registration with AHPRA (Australia’s Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). There is non-existent language barrier as the national language is English, so you can simply go there and start working easily.


The salary of a registered nurse in US happens to be well above the average income. An RN earns around $75,000 per year. The lowest pay is around $45,000, while the top 10% of nurses can more than $94,000 per year. Each state in America has its own rules, so if you are considering moving stateside then it is important to research the individual conditions of your dream state.


Are you looking for that laid back island vibe with a tropical climate, which is far away from the scorching heat and harsh winters? Then Virgin Islands happen to be the perfect location for you to work as a nurse. The average salary of a nurse varies from $58,000 to $70,000 per year. But for that you need first you need to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools Exams.

Furthermore, you also have to contact the Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure and send them application packet with all the required documents.


The average salary of a nurse in Canada is $51,000 per year. Also, English happens to be the primary language in Canada and because of its close proximity to US, Canada happens to be the perfect destination for nursing. To work in this country you need to submit an online form which you can take anywhere from 3 to 18 months, depending on your particular case. You may even note that the required examination to secure your board of certification from the College of Ontario costs $340.

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