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- by Emilynn09 Sep 23, '12Hello,
I have been researching the heck out of this, and have been unsuccessful with finding out any information. My husband is a Marine and we just got orders to Iwakuni, Japan for April 2013. I have searched both USAJobs, and the Department of the Navy website for the medical facility there and I haven't seen any job listings for RNs. What I am wondering is, while I realize there may just be no job postings available now for civilian RNs, but do they every use civilian RNs at the American facilities there? or will this be something I will NEVER be able to do?
I am just wondering if it's possible to work on base as an American RN in Iwakuni? Also, what's the likelihood of me ever obtaining such a position.
Thank You. Any information is appreciated as it will help us decide if I will stay in American while he goes ahead.
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- Oct 25, '12 by haileydThere are very few and limited nursing jobs here in iwakuni. My husband and I just got here in July and I searched up and down for a nursing job but no luck. I have ADN and trying to do online school for BSN. I was turned down for the 2 open nursing jobs, saying i did not meet their quals. We also cannot work at the base clinic because we are civilian and not in the navy. call your state board of nursing and ask about working out in town, i wouldnt recommend it but thats just me, my state said it would be alot of red tape to get through to work out in town
- Oct 25, '12 by traumaRUsThanks both for YOUR service too!
No words of wisdom - I was stationed (active duty USN) at Yokota for 3 yrs and loved Japan. Enjoy!
- Dec 31, '12 by rainesalotHaving been stationed overseas for the past 5yrs and being a corpsman, its extremely hard for dependents who have nursing degrees to get jobs (overseas). Especially if you are not working near a NH. The best bet is to try and get a job at the embassy.
- Jan 6 by KANTOI came to Yokota several months ago and still on the search for a nursing job (I have a BSN). Civilian nursing jobs at this hospital is very rare, unless you're 40 years old with 20 years experience. American Red Cross takes volunteer nurses. I'm sure it's not too different in Iwakuni.
- Jan 6 by KANTOOh but if you can read and write in Japanese, you will not have any trouble finding a nursing job off base