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WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
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Becoming a Nurse in the Dominican Republic

Nursing in the Dominican Republic is in great demand. There are thousands of people studying to become nurses there and the competition for employment is rife. The nursing sector is regarded with high esteem by the country’s government, who have placed significant funds into the sector in order to ensure that it is well supplied and maintained. There are also numerous benefits offered to nurses, which is one of the many reasons why so many individuals train to become nurses.

If you are interested in becoming a nurse in the Dominican Republic, the following is a useful informational resource that will take you one step closer to your career aspirations:

Requirements for becoming a nurse

Individuals training to become nurses are required to complete 4 ½ years of college in order to qualify for the federal licensing exam. Upon completion of college, the final examination can be taken, which enables nurses to obtain their license. Without a license, nurses cannot legally operate within the medical industry.

In addition to the above, if you wish to become a nurse there, it is fundamental that you are proficient in the Spanish language. English is also a widely spoken language; therefore knowledge of the two languages will be highly advantageous.

Nursing courses in the Dominican Republic are typically very ‘hands on’, enabling students to apply critical thinking skills and enhancing their overall skills and abilities.

Benefits of nursing in the DR

Nursing offers one of the most competitive salaries in the country, particularly for women, which is one of the many reasons why women choose to adopt a career in nursing. A number of additional employment benefits are also offered, depending on the particular institution being worked for. 

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