Hi so my husband will be deploying for 7 months and then we might be heading overseas on PCS orders. I know that people have finished the excelsior program rather quickly and I'm just wanting to hear from people that finished quickly and passed the NCLEX-RN.. My goal would be to move over seas as an RN so that I can find good work and not have to put my career on hold!
Any help would be much appreciated
Feb 9, '13
Getting a job overseas in a civilian hospital... Possible, but difficult. I would HIGHLY suggest trying to get on as a GS employee at a military hospital. There may be more opportunities depending on where your husband is stationed. Do you have any idea where he is going to be stationed? If it's Korea, Italy, Germany, or Japan do you speak any of the local languages... Let alone ready to take an NCLEX style test in their language? If in an English speaking country you might have an easier time, but if you're looking at excelsior make SURE that that it is acceptable for licensure there (hell, it's not even accepted in all states in the United States). Finally, are you sure you're going with him overseas? Depending on his rank and duty station that might not be an option for you, also consider if he goes unaccompanied the time he has to spend overseas is not as long as an accompanied tour. I say that because if you cannot get a job there you are basically looking at about 2 years where there is a very real possibility that you will not be able to practice at all and what that might mean for your job prospects when you return home.
/ Former military, now military spouse
Last edit by DeBerham on Feb 9, '13