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My Army Medical Center only hires new graduates with 18 months or more experience. I'm not sure what the other military hospitals do. It could just be a policy of my Chief Nurse (DSN equivalent).
I'd recommend that you gain experience in a civilian hospital - enter the military system as a civil servant. This would allow you to gain seniority over the years and likely have an easier time transitioning to other hospitals where your husband is assigned.
Most military hospitals have contract nurses - another option for you. Gives you more flexibility with your work schedule.
Military posts have a variety of nursing job opportunites in civil service (WIC programs, care managers, community health nursing, school nursing, clinics, hospitals, wellness centers, etc.). Just have to get your foot in the door.
Is it also that your Army medical center would not take ROTC nurses who are new BSN graduates?
My recruiter has said that my application looks, (knock on wood) very good and that he thinks I will be assigned. I have 9 months towards graduation in my generalist entry to nursing MSN. Even though I will be an MSN/RN I will still be a new graduate nurse with no empolyment RN experience.
Oh, I've worked as a tech, medical assistant, and CNA for the last 18 years off and on, EMT too but, that is not as a nurse.
Gen-hmm, my first preference was Basset Army Medical Center and I didn't even think to check if they hired new grads