?s about Coast Guard

  1. Hi everyone

    I'm currently in college and expect to graduate in Dec2007 with a major in psychology and a minor in biological sciences. I'm strongly considering entering nursing (I would do an accelerated BSN program after this college.)

    I've noticed that whenever military nursing is discussed, its just for the Army/Navy/Air Force (I know Marines fall under Navy so they don't have their own nurses.) How about the US Coast Guard? Do they commission their own RNs?

    I searched their webpage and the net, and all I could find was that the USCG gets their nurses through the US Public Health Service. So does this mean one can't be in the Coast Guard as a RN?

    Any info about the Coast Guard, particularly nursing, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   wtbcrna
    When I looked at all the services a few years ago I found out the exact same thing. The US Coast Guard uses the Public Health Corps for their RNs.


    Quote from amanda sue
    Hi everyone

    I'm currently in college and expect to graduate in Dec2007 with a major in psychology and a minor in biological sciences. I'm strongly considering entering nursing (I would do an accelerated BSN program after this college.)

    I've noticed that whenever military nursing is discussed, its just for the Army/Navy/Air Force (I know Marines fall under Navy so they don't have their own nurses.) How about the US Coast Guard? Do they commission their own RNs?

    I searched their webpage and the net, and all I could find was that the USCG gets their nurses through the US Public Health Service. So does this mean one can't be in the Coast Guard as a RN?

    Any info about the Coast Guard, particularly nursing, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  4. by   amanda sue
    Thanks for your reply! So one cannot comission/join directly into the USCG as a RN? Does anyone else know anything about the USCG and nursing? Thanks
  5. by   dlhall
    Quote from amanda sue
    Hi everyone

    I'm currently in college and expect to graduate in Dec2007 with a major in psychology and a minor in biological sciences. I'm strongly considering entering nursing (I would do an accelerated BSN program after this college.)

    I've noticed that whenever military nursing is discussed, its just for the Army/Navy/Air Force (I know Marines fall under Navy so they don't have their own nurses.) How about the US Coast Guard? Do they commission their own RNs?

    I searched their webpage and the net, and all I could find was that the USCG gets their nurses through the US Public Health Service. So does this mean one can't be in the Coast Guard as a RN?

    Any info about the Coast Guard, particularly nursing, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
    The Coast Guard only has civialian contract RN's, and they don't have programs like the other branches, that give you a comission as an officer for being a BSN nurse. The Coat Guard is a very small branch.
    God bless
  6. by   amanda sue
    That's basically what I figured. I appreciate your response! and Happy New Year :hatparty:

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