Military nurses, recently become civilian nurses? - page 2

I was wondering if anyone could share their civilian experiences vs. military experiences. I am at a crossroad to decide if I should stay in the military or get out. I have been in for only 5 yrs,... Read More

  1. by   hbscott
    I say if you have something better pursue it. If not be content with your situation and make the most of it. I retired from military and have a pension and other benefits I can take advantage for myself and my family. That pension helps hold me over between jobs if need be.

    I am now in the "civilian sector" in my 2nd career and find that there is no such thing as a "perfect" job but rather "acceptable" and "unacceptable" ones. In my current occupation I endeavor to do the best I can on a daily basis and cherish those times when I can make a positive difference in the lives of my patients.

    I am firmly convinced that in military or civilian life it is what we make it. Our successes and failures are influenced by many things. There are those who do well in the military and those who don't. There are those who do well in civilian life and those who don't.

    And then there are those who do well in both.

    -HBS

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