US Nurse in Germany

  1. Hi everyone! I am a veteran and currently in the BSN program. I have about year and a half left of school and will hopefully obtain my RN license shortly after. I am planning to move to Germany after getting my RN license and would like to know how to go about getting hired as a civilian RN on a U.S. Military installation. Anyone here have any information on that? I would also like to know how your experience is coming from the US and working as a nurse. Any advice is greatly appreciated. i know that to work as a civilian nurse in German hospitals require me to know German and I do plan to learn the language. I would just like to make sure I am working as a RN while going to language school. Thank you!
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  3. by   adventure_rn
    I'd use the AN search bar to google 'Germany.' There have been several recent posts about this topic (Germany seems to come up fairly often), and the consensus is generally that it is very difficult to land a job. I don't personally have any experience in this arena, but from reading about it on this site it sounds like an uphill battle. Also, experienced nurses will always be more hirable than new grads, so you may not be a very competative applicant. If you're dead set on moving, I would personally be hesitant to spend time and money on a nursing degree given the potential that you wouldn't be able to find a job.
  4. by   Fiona59
    Working in the German system is very different than in the military system.

    Lower paid and a lots more hands on than North American nursing.