I am looking for first hand info from someone about working as a nurse for the civil service. My husband is active duty army (in Iraq now) but we are thinking he is going to get orders to Germany soon after I graduate (Dec 04), or within a few months thereof. I am wanting information about the pay and procedure for hiring. In particular I am concerned that I might have trouble getting hired without much experience (if any) as an RN. I have to sign up for my preceptor experience in nursing school for next semester. It is an 80 hour internship basically in the area of nursing that we want to work in later. Because of this I am considering what types of opportunities I might have. I really want to do WOC nursing but doubt that I will have much of an opportunity to do that in the next few years if we end up in Germany. So I am now looking at Labor and Delivery, or mother/baby nursing, but doubtful that I will be able to get into that specialty in civil service with no real experience. Any info regarding this process is appreciated. Thanks!