Unique. It’s the one word that sums up the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. There really is no place like this anywhere else in the world. Imagine a culture derived primarily from Irish, English and Scottish roots, mixed with ever-changing weather, a myriad of accents that differ from community to community, and a fondness for communicating with friends and strangers alike.
Nurses who practice here appreciate the relaxed lifestyle while enjoying the challenging work and support provided by their fellow professionals. Their families enjoy easy access to outdoor activities, organized sports, diverse arts communities, and the sheer beauty of our landscape. Access to a wide range of recreational, educational and social activities makes the lifestyle both inviting and welcoming. Quality of life is vital to the residents of our province. We measure this in our friendly neighbourhoods, our high quality housing, our exceptional schools, and our attitude to life in general.
Internationally-educated nurses initially come to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador for the experience. The nursing practice environment is challenging and broad, yet rewarding. Those same nurses are still here because they love the lifestyle that Newfoundland and Labrador offers.
Practice nursing somewhere that rewards the life you want to live, in a professional environment that will develop your potential as a person and a nurse. Embrace the lifestyle and the Newfoundland and Labrador culture will inspire everything you do. It’s a perfect blend for life: surprising, enjoyable, enriching and addictive.