Career Testing
Career Testing
Career Testing
WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
version 40, draft 40

Nursing Careers in Uruguay

Uruguay
CNN

Uruguay boasts a stable and highly resourceful heath care system to citizens and residents of the country. Both the public and private health care sector offer individuals the opportunity benefit from experienced and qualified doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

The public health sector is available for all residents and citizens in Uruguay; they are able to use the free ambulance and medical treatments for free or at minimal charge – depending on the nature of the condition.

A number of individuals opt to manage their health care through the various private hospitals in Uruguay as they offer them the opportunity to visit private doctors; however these hospitals and doctors have a certain fee that is charged per visit.

The following is a brief outline of how to pursue a nursing career in Uruguay:

Nursing Requirements

Individuals who wish to work as a nurse must meet the basic educational standards in Uruguay. These are the general requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be successful in your application as a nurse:

  • Graduate in Medical Science (BSc Nursing/MSc Nursing)

  • Training from a legitimate health institution

  • Post graduate diploma in nursing is considered to be an advantage for nurses

Working Hours

The standard working hour in Uruguay is 8 hours a day, with up to 40 hours a week. Nurses will be required to work a minimum of 45 hours a week, on different shifts (including day and night) and in various departments of the hospital or health care institution.

Salary

The salary that a nurse earns is largely dependent on whether they work in private health care or public health care, with private employees earning more than public sector employees. When working in a public hospital, the salary will be relatively less than private hospitals – averaging at US400 – 500 per month.

Get our FREE eBook!
'6 Steps to Landing Your Next Job'

LEAVE A COMMENT

0 comments

 

RELATED ARTICLES

sweden hospital
WORKING ABROAD / DEC 27, 2012

The healthcare system in Sweden is largely public sector based due to it being government funded and decentralized. The public healthcare system is financed through taxes...

budapest hungary
WORKING ABROAD / DEC 27, 2012

Individuals who are interested in a career as a nurse, doctor, or other medical profession in Hungary are required to obtain a medical degree in the appropriate area of...

nurse Ukrain
WORKING ABROAD / DEC 27, 2012

Working for the public sector in Ukraine, particularly within the health sector, is becoming a career objective for many individuals who seek a rewarding working...

Vietnam hospital
WORKING ABROAD / DEC 27, 2012

There are many career opportunities available for qualified English speaking teachers in Vietnam. The education sector is part of the public service sector and as such...

hong kong hospital
WORKING ABROAD / DEC 27, 2012

Careers within the healthcare sector in Hong Kong offer excellent long-term training and promotion opportunities. The Nursing Council of Hong Kong is the responsible body...

Uruguay Police
WORKING ABROAD / DEC 27, 2012

The National Police of Uruguay is the government agency responsible for law enforcement and civil policing. This authority is administered and a branch of the Ministry of...

Get our FREE eBook!
'6 Steps to Landing Your Next Job'
G up arrow