Im living in Japan, and have been for the last 6 months because of my husbands job. I am very luck to have a job teaching English, HOWEVER... I miss nursing a lot, and I really want to get back to it, and as cute as the kids are, I dont have to use my brain at all.
I graduated in 2004, in New Zealand, with a Bachelor of Nursing. Unfortunately because we have had to move around the world a lot with my husbands job, I have only had about 9 months full time nursing experience, (in NZ). Its looking like I will be in Japan for a long time though, and I am trying to get information about nursing on an American military base here, which is fairly close to my home. I have been talking to a guy whos wife is a nurse there, and she thinks it maybe possible for me to nurse there, but she is not sure about the reciprocity between NZ and the USA. I think i would have to take the NCLEX but not sure what else and how to go about this.
Any info anyone has at all would be so helpful. I cant teach english forever, and my japanese is not what it could be, nursing in the japanese system is really not an option, from what I have seen of the primary and secondary care.