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In recent years, the efficacy of moving and an interest in internationalising their careers and living abroad has seen an increasing number of nurses emigrating to areas where there is critical demand for their skills. Australia, the Middle East and New Zealand have proved particularly attractive, thanks to their more favourable climate and appealing work/life balance, as well as the often higher pay. According to the HRH Global Resource Centre, it is estimated that 57 countries have a shortage of 2.3 million nurses, doctors and midwives, so there will be no lack of destinations that will be keen to recruit nurses with experience and expertise.

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