Quote from carib76
Wow.....I am currently a senior nursing student, whom have entered into the Navy nurse program. If you are attached to a hospital eg Portsmouth VA, will you still be deployed to the desert/heat/conflict/war of the Middle East?
I am a Navy RN, have been since 2000 and have been in the NAVY for over 20years. Yes you can be deployed, but most RN's are not out there getting shot at, as the poster above seems to indicate, a bit of a tall tale. I think they are just disgruntled with the Navy.
I work with 3 Navy Corpsman who have Purple Hearts for being wounded in Iraq, now THEY are the ones out there on the front lines, with the Marines.
I have not heard of ANY Navy RN's getting into actual combat, let alone getting a purple heart in this ongoing operation. of course there is always the risk.
Please PM me or reply if you want more specifics.