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Civilian Army Nurse


Does anyone have experience or know someone who was a civilian army nurse? I'm a fairly new nurse with only 3 months of experience in med-surg nursing. This job is listed as a public health nurse on a military base in another country (I've been there a few times and love it there). I meet all of the job requirements and it seems as though most of the job is just teaching classes on different health topics and promoting health in the community. If anyone has experience being a public health nurse, could you tell me what that's like, too? I'm just trying to decide if I should go for it or not. Thanks!

Edited by sunflower101

Jeckrn1, ADN, BSN

Specializes in Operating room, ER, Home Health. Has 22 years experience.

Since you only have 3 months experience I do not believe you will be looked at.  

If the position you are looking at is in Korea this is the requirements listed in USAJOBS on the announcement.

"In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Education/Experience: A diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program and possession of at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or above) which includes providing public health nursing services, educating community on a variety of health promotion topics, and coordinating community health promotion related activities .


Education: A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field."