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A better experience with us
Nursing in a developing country might be the most important thing you ever do.
High patient numbers, limited resources and short staffed wards mean getting stuck in straight away — resident staff will appreciate your skills from day one. Look forward to getting special experience treating rare and unusual cases that you won’t have seen in the UK, and learn hospital survival skills in an environment with limited access to modern equipment.
All of our overseas placements are supervised by experienced professionals, so you’ll be in the very best hands from the get go. Speaking of staff, you’ll work alongside experts across multiple departments, nurturing unique skills that will set you apart.
Better still, we limit the number of student nurses on our placements, making sure you get the experience required to satisfy your course requirements.
Our promise is to put you in an exotic location best suited to your skills and interests, and take care of everything along the way.
Your Elective. Your choice.
Adult nursing electives with Work the World are unique. Treat unusual diseases like leptospirosis and dengue fever, provide care to major trauma patients following road traffic accidents, deliver support in critical care settings to pre- and post-operative patients, and much more.
A paediatric focus on your elective placement will prove eye-opening. Deliver care to children with respiratory problems, rare tropical diseases and neurological disorders on understaffed intensive care wards, travel to rural mountain communities to provide essential services that they might otherwise go without, and that’s just for starters.
Mental Health Nursing
We are proud to offer mental health nursing placements across the globe. Despite its status as an emerging discipline in these locations, expect to work with skilled local teams to treat cases of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, dementia, epilepsy, psychoses hysteria and hypochondriasis to name a few.
Leave everything to us
You’re in the best hands from the moment you book your placement — your assigned Operations Manager has personally visited every hospital and clinic in the areas they look after. They will take you through our special pre-trip preparation until you’re 100% satisfied and ready to hit the ground running.
You’ll also have access to a personal online elective planner to take advantage of your placement’s flexibility. And to make life even easier we’ll handle your university and visa supporting documentation, too.
Because of our long-standing relationships with local hospitals and clinics, we can assure you that your clinical supervisors and our in-country staff are welcoming and will help you settle in right from the start.
And when unwinding in the Work the World house, you’ll appreciate catered meals, free language lessons, 24/7 security, and 24/7 in-country support for your peace of mind.
We’ll even pick you up from the airport.Read more about what's included
An experience tailored to fit
How do you know a placement with us is right for you?
It’s because we cross mountains (literally) to make sure your experince of nursing abroad is entirely bespoke. With us you’ll have a placement that complements your skills and matches your interests in a way that suits you.
We build your elective from the ground up with a deep understanding of each destination’s advantages. And we take every step to guarantee you get what you pay for.
Your placement is carefully arranged and overseen, meaning that you can stay focused on developing your skills and having a great time in an exciting new country.
You’ll also enjoy full control over your elective by choosing from a range of specialisms.
Here are some of your many options:
General surgery and wards, Dermatology, Neurology, Anaesthetics, Oncology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Intensive Care Unit, and more…Read more about us
The second week I spent in OB which was amazing – seeing births and C sections.
Stephanie Maselli, Charles Darwin University 2015Read More
Over all the experience in the village on the island was an absolutely amazing experience that I’ll never forget!
Louise Davidson, Edinburgh Napier University 2015Read More
as a qualified nurse I have gained so much from the experience and would encourage anyone to go if they have the chance
Susannah Williams, Bournemouth University 2015Read More