by Joe Jamieson

Why Go Overseas?

Are you undertaking a nursing degree? If so, you might be able to travel overseas while earning credit towards your course.

once-in-a-lifetime Clinical experience

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An overseas placement is a rare opportunity to see what it’s like to be a nurse in a hospital setting totally different from home.

On one of our programs across Asia and Africa, you can see tropical diseases, unfamiliar clinical practices, and how socioeconomic circumstances impact treatments.


how does it work?

You can undertake up to 1/6th of your clinical hours in an offshore setting if you’re a nursing or midwifery student. This is according to the official accrediting body guidelines for educational providers in Australia.


Not all universities acknowledge this accreditation, so get in touch with our team to see if you’re eligible.


How is my placement measured, and who supervises me?


Getting credits for your overseas clinical hours works the same way as it does for your rotations in Australia.


Your overseas placement will be supervised by a fully-qualified nurse, and they are oriented to the ANSAT (Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool), or AMSAT (Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool).


If you meet the standards for the competencies outlined in the respective assessment tools, the hours you complete overseas will count toward the clinical hours required for your course.


My university won’t allow me to get credits overseas. Can I still travel?





You could undertake your overseas placement as an International Elective, or in association with another course unit.


A lot of universities have units known as ‘Global Health’ or ‘International Engagement’ units. An overseas placement can form a part of this.


If you undertake your placement in association with a unit like this, you could be eligible for an OS Help Loan.


This is a government loan specifically for overseas experiences. So, have a chat with your university to see what your options are.


What if none of the above applies to me?



If the above options don't apply, you can undertake your placement in your spare time and get the same level of experience.


You won’t get credit towards your degree, but you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, gaining insight into how healthcare is delivered in a low-resource setting. Travelling to a breathtaking part of the world is a nice perk too.


Get in touch today to explore your options.



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