CAN someone tell me PLEASE!!!

  1. Does the Naval hospital San Diego (balboa) hire CIVILIAN new grads??? I have called several times and cant seem to get someone on the phone. I found information on their site about a new grad orientation but it is hard to say if it is just for military or for civilian new grads as well. Thank you very much.
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  3. by   NAVY RN
    I wish I could tell you about Balboa, but I just left the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Those two hospitals plus Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia are known as the "Big 3" in Navy medicine. They are all very similar to each other. And after saying all of that, I know that NNMC Bethesda did NOT hire new civilian nurses. The 12 week new nurse orientation was for new Ensigns.
  4. by   navynurse06
    Yes, Naval Medical Center San Diego hires civilian nurses. We have several that work here. I think the ratio of civilian nurses to navy are almost equal, acutally. And we do have civilian nurse in our intern program here for new grads. In fact, there were two in the program when i went through.
  5. by   NAVY RN
    Quote from navynurse06
    Yes, Naval Medical Center San Diego hires civilian nurses. We have several that work here. I think the ratio of civilian nurses to navy are almost equal, acutally. And we do have civilian nurse in our intern program here for new grads. In fact, there were two in the program when i went through.
    That's interesting. It seemed like all the civilian nurses at NNMC had to have many years of experience before they were hired.
  6. by   taapple
    That would be some of the best news for me. I have placed several calls and left a message today to the guy who handles the internship program. I hope he will return my call soon.....
  7. by   navynurse06
    Yeah he doesn't return calls very fast! He was supposed to call me back a wk ago. So don't get discourage if he doesn't call you back right away. He's new to the job; he's only be in that postion for about a month or two. So good luck to you and maybe I'll see you around NMCSD!
  8. by   taapple
    I will keep trying. I may even make a trip down to SD soon and possibly I can meet him in person to get my answers How is it working there?? Do you love it? Maybe you can tell me also if there is a peds unit there? Thanks for your help.
  9. by   navynurse06
    I'm active duty so my experience will be different than yours. But overall, I do like working there. We do have a peds unit. In fact, I work on it. We also have a PICU and NICU.

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