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Any military spouses?

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Has 7 years experience.

My husband is in the USCG. Nursing is a great profession for this lifestyle in that it's very portable- but just curious, has anyone had any trouble finding jobs because of the frequent job moves? We move every 3-4 years usually. I'm a new grad and will have one year med/surg experience when we leave next summer. I'm not necessarily nervous about finding a job, and I know LEGALLY employers aren't allowed to ask, but i'm sure a new job every few years on your resume starts to look bad. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

I am not in the military, but my son is. I know his last station had civilians working at the hospital. Most of them are spouses of the solider. If at all possible try to look into. Or the VA.

Wish you the best if luck.

Most military moves are to places where, duh, there is familiarity with military moves. :). You'll probably be applying for a job that a previous spouse had to leave when the military moved them, too. When you leave the military system, you can be sure that your prospective employers will understand.

As a bonus, you will have a lot of chances to acquire a broad range of experiences that will make you more attractive to hire for certain opportunities when you look to settle down for a long-term position (if you do).

Good luck!

laKrugRN

Specializes in Cardiac, ER, Pediatrics, Corrections.

Sending love as a fellow military wife! :) (Well, future spouse, getting married in October!)

As a bonus, you will have a lot of chances to acquire a broad range of experiences that will make you more attractive to hire for certain opportunities when you look to settle down for a long-term position (if you do).

I am a military SO! While he has his military experiences, I get to have nursing experiences. We are so open & excited for the unpredictable years to come.