Nursing abroad?

A question from Yahoo! Answers:

Why is it that nursing is an in demand work abroad?and what countries are nurses in demand at this time?

Population is aging worldwide. As a result, more people are needed to care for the elderly. This includes nurses.

Healthcare providers in many industrialized countries hire nurses from abroad. Even Germany, which is usually very restrictive on labor-based immigration, caved in when it came to nurses. Typically, though, you cannot start working as a nurse in a foreign country right away, because you need to pass the local certification exams. So foreign nurses are usually hired as nursing assistants until they pass certification exams, and then promoted to nurses.

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