I'm also new here.
My name is Malin, I'm from Sweden and I'm planning on studying to become a nurse next fall.
To some extent medicine is a bit of a family trait; My mother is a surgical nurse, my dad is a medical equipment engineer with a focus on gas equipment and operating tables.
The last five years I've been working as a personal assistant of severely disabled children here in Sweden. There's been a lot of machinery involved in the care of these kids so to some extent I'm already working with things that RN's do at hospitals.
While I know a bit about the situation for nurses in Sweden, I'm interested what it's like for nurses abroad which is why I've joined this forum.
If anyone of you have any questions about nursing/medicine in Sweden I'll do my best to answer them.