Nursing in Germany

  1. I ws just wanting to know if there were any nurses here form Germany. I am interested in everything about Germany. (even learning the language) Would love to find a pen pal

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    Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 196
    Nursing Tech local hospital


  3. by   fergus51
    I think Renee is from Austria. I know it isn't Germany, but if that's close enough her screen name is semstr. You could probably pm her, she's a nice gal.
    Last edit by fergus51 on Jun 3, '02
  4. by   nursedawn67
    I went to Weisbaden (hope I spelled that right) back in 1985, stayed a brother was in the service and living there with his wife.....I loved it! It was so beautiful.....I wish I could have seen more of it....would love to go back one day!
  5. by   sr moore
    Hi, I lived in Germany for 8 years, we just returned last year. Four of those years I worked for the Army Health Clinic in Wiesbaden Germany, for he only pediatrician there. I am an EMT/Ma and took most of all m prerequistes for my rn while I was there. Now I am a supervisor for a 4 pediatrician office and supervise 3 ma's. I loved germany and would go back if the Air Force would let us, but alas, we are retiring sep 1, 2002.
  6. by   Lisa1970
    I have some dear friends in Bamberg Germany. I would give anything to go and visit there. They send me some very nice things, pics etc... They are visiting here next summer. But I think I would rather visit there. lol but I have 4 kids and a hubby who thinks I am crazy for wanting to go to Germany. So unless I go alone (and cause alot of trouble at home) I will probally never get there. I believe Wiesbaden is not to far from Bamberg.
  7. by   live4today
    Hubby and I were stationed in Augsburg and Frankfurt over in Germany for three years. Loved every minute of it! I would live there if I could take all my kids and grandbabies with me, but since I can't, I'll make the motherly and grandmotherly sacrifice and stay within driving distance of the little darlings. :chuckle :kiss
  8. by   Lisa1970
    My husband tried to get into the airforce when we just had our daughter, they ( the recuiter) was nice, but said that hubby was to old (21). We had a child and they told us that he would not be able to support us on the income provided. I think the only thing I will be able to do is dream of getting there :-( . Probally not safe enough to fly now anyway.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Too OLD to get into the AIR FORCE at 21???? HUH??? what am I missing? When pray tell was this? They are dying for people NOW? I am sorry for your missed opportunity! The Air Force is a great way to see things and meet lots of people...have been in and involved w/air force life for 20 years now.
  10. by   eltrip
    I too visited Germany in 1985. Spent a week of it in Wiesbaden, 2 weeks in the Taunus Mountains & 2 or 3 weeks in a little town called Fichtelberg-Neubau. I learned more about speaking German in those weeks! I was one of 2 Americans in a CVJM (German YMCA) camp...the counselors didn't have time to translate for us, so I caught as much as possible & shared it with the other American who did not speak a word of German.

    When we wanted to grip about something to each other, we realized early on that if we lapsed into a VERY thick southern american accent & spoke rapidly, few could understand us! It was one way to blow off steam when we were in the throes of culture shock!

    Ich liebe Deutschland!

  11. by   semstr
    Hi Lisa,

    as Fergus posted already, I am not in Germany, but in Austria.
    You are welcome to pm me any time.
    Of course Austria is different as Germany, we are a bit "gemuetlicher" (=easy-going, slow-lived) here as the Germans.
    Want to learn the'll learn German with a very interesting dialect to it!
    Want to work as a nurse, RN, LPN whatever......we need hundreds of them.
    But as I said pm me any time, when you are really serious about this, I know the right people to help you out.

    take care, Renee
  12. by   sr moore
    I have four girls, three were born in Frankfurt a.m. Germany. The Air Force was kind enough to keep us at Rhein-Main Air Base for 8 years. I have wonderful german friends, and when I started working for the Army in Wiesbaden had the opportunity to work with the German medical community some also. Since there was no military hospital with in 1 1/2 hour drive, most of the ob patients delivered in the local Krankenhaus (hospital) I also taught for the Red Cross, healthy pregnancy and healthy baby classes, tours were given of the local hospitals, and what to expect (epidurals are not a given). They do have different care than what we are used to, so we inform them so they are prepared when they go. Our clinic would refer patients on the economy for many things because the military hospitals were a long distance away. I did come to realize in our area that the german doctors don't like that we americans ask so many questions. They are not used to that. It is interesting though to see the misconceptions that we all have about each other. Having said all that I told my doctor when I left germany last year if he ever went into private practice in germany, give me a call because i would be back there asap!
  13. by   Lisa1970
    I am so jealous. You have all been somewhere that I will never get to go, at least not for a long time. TY all for taking the time to chat with me about it.
  14. by   rnor
    I lived in Nurenberg, Darmstat, and Reagensberg, Germany.
    It is a beatiful country. Get this, I started kindergarden there, came back to the states, went back to Germany years later, only to graduate high school there. My husband had to go to Nurenberg for his company, and naturally I flew over, while I was there I videoed my old high school, neighborhoods, etc. it was wonderful. Germany is one country I could live in besides the US.