Nursing overseas

Specialties Government


Specializes in ER, progressive care.

My husband and I are currently living in Texas. We will probably be here for at least another two years before he goes to triple C and then we will get our next duty station assignment. Ever since he went to Germany he has loved it and would like to get stationed there. I know Anything is possible in the military and we could stay stateside or get an assignment overseas. He is MP so he could go anywhere, really.

I am not in the military. I have my BSN degree and I am currently working on a progressive care unit. What are the job prospects for a civilian RN overseas? I realize I would be limited to whatever is available on post since I know to work at an international hospital you need to be proficient in their language and bag a license recognized by that country. Is it easy to find a job? I'm just tying to consider my options for the future. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to work for a couple of years if we got assigned overseas. How would I explain that to future potential employers once I am stateside? I worked too hard for this license to just not be able to work.

Thanks in advance.

Specializes in ER, progressive care.

Oh and I guess if I couldn't find employment I could maybe volunteer to keep my skills fresh. How are volunteer opportunities?

This is all hypothetically speaking.

I'm in the same boat and was directed to Doctors Without Borders when I asked for help, but it isn't that fruitful thus far. Have you tried The Army Hospital in Germany is hiring.

So you can work in an Army hospital without being in the army?

Specializes in ER, progressive care.
So you can work in an Army hospital without being in the army?

Yes you can work as a civilian nurse in a military hospital.

Specializes in ED, Cardiology.

I am a civilian RN currently in Germany at an Army post. I was hired from Stateside...PM me with specific questions, late in Germany right now, bed time for me!

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