As we know different countries have different laws, rules, regulations, cultures and religions. The nurses who live in these countries also have different rules and regulations. Here are some of the interesting facts about nurses around the world:
Doctors in the Philippines are going to nursing school and then traveling to the U.S to get jobs, because nurses in the U.S make more money than doctors in the Philippines.
Nurses in Saudi Arabia are only allowed to work 8 hours of their 12 hour shift caring for patients, the other four hours, the patients must take care of themselves.
Nurses in Iraq must be home from work by 2pm and are not permitted to touch men who are not either their husband or sons.
In some Chinese hospitals nurses must reuse many supplies, including gloves and syringes.
Nurses in Mexico only use gloves when it’s necessary
Nurses in Australia must pass a physical, complete with a chest X-ray before they’re allowed to work in a hospital
In Mexico a nurse can choose a specialty and work in that specialty (without any additional training), after only a year working in med-surg.
Once you’re a nurse in Japan, You’re a nurse for life. You never have to renew your license. (You can lose your license for breaking the law, or doing something unprofessional of a nurse).
One in every 23 nurses works 60 hours overtime a month, in Japan.
In Tanzania, there are only 4 nurses per 10,000 people
35 percent of American nurses believe that using the word “quiet” during a shift will jinx them and make their shift more busy and chaotic.
80 percent of American nurses believe that phases of the moon have effects on patients and their mental state.
Sources www.nurse.or.jp factsanddetails.com new.nurse.com us,fca.edu southernohiou.edu jummi.gov.au nursingworld.org allnurses.com workpermit.com the-platform.org.uk aorn.org scrubsmag.com