Any Navy Hospital Corpsman out there? - page 3

I was just wondering if any Navy Hospital Corpsman were on this site. I just got out of the Navy and have passed my NCLEX-PN exam. I would love to talk to any current or former HMs that have passed... Read More

  1. by   Kora0880
    thank you for your response. . .I see it's like that everywhere. . .in the civilian sector i see the same things going on. . .I just enlisted with the NCP and looking forward to working with the Corpsmen, I respect their work. . . What I am not sure of, is being "in charge" of people who have been in the military for a while, who know more than I do about their work since I am a new grad. . .I have so much to learn yet and I hope to learn from my senior officers and the corpsmen as well, and hope I can offer some of my knowlegde to them. . .I am really looking forward to working with the team. . .so any insight helps
  2. by   teeituptom
    I was a Hospital Corpsman 1968 to 1972
  3. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Quote from Kora0880
    thank you for your response. . .I see it's like that everywhere. . .in the civilian sector i see the same things going on. . .I just enlisted with the NCP and looking forward to working with the Corpsmen, I respect their work. . . What I am not sure of, is being "in charge" of people who have been in the military for a while, who know more than I do about their work since I am a new grad. . .I have so much to learn yet and I hope to learn from my senior officers and the corpsmen as well, and hope I can offer some of my knowlegde to them. . .I am really looking forward to working with the team. . .so any insight helps
    Hey Kora, you have a great attitude and you will be fine as long as you respect your corpsman. Good luck, you will be great!
  4. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Quote from teeituptom
    I was a Hospital Corpsman 1968 to 1972
    I knew it, you had that corpsman vibe coming of ya!
  5. by   SubDoc
    Quote from ldshaw
    I was just wondering if any Navy Hospital Corpsman were on this site. I just got out of the Navy and have passed my NCLEX-PN exam. I would love to talk to any current or former HMs that have passed their test, and what they are up now.
    LDSHAW
    Hey how's it going, Im a current Marine HM and are wondering what are you talking about?
  6. by   gabsev
    I was also a corpsman from 1996-2002, I got out and I challenged the LVN test and then I went into the LVN to ADN program, and this past December I completed my BSN. Now, I'm back on active duty.

    SUBDOC: as a corpsman at least in California, I don't know about other states, you can challenge the LVN boards after you had 1 year experience of "bedside" nursing care which includes working on a ward or ER.
  7. by   SubDoc
    Quote from gabsev
    I was also a corpsman from 1996-2002, I got out and I challenged the LVN test and then I went into the LVN to ADN program, and this past December I completed my BSN. Now, I'm back on active duty.

    SUBDOC: as a corpsman at least in California, I don't know about other states, you can challenge the LVN boards after you had 1 year experience of "bedside" nursing care which includes working on a ward or ER.
    Thankx, I'm in Virginia right now, do you know if there's any way to challenge that from here? The LPN programs here all have at least a years wait and afterwards I have to attend at least 6 more classes. If you don't know, can you direct me to someone who could help?
  8. by   Cynthia_S
    Hello ! I, too, was an HM from 1987-1991. Went to HM school in Great Lakes and C school ( pharmacy ) in San Diego. I stayed in San Diego and became a plankowner of the NAVHOSP San Diego. What an experience !! It's been a long time now and I still tell everyone that it was the best 4 years of my life. I went on to nursing school with my GI bill and have been a critical care RN since. This month I start Nurse practitioner school.

    Whoever said the Navy never leaves your blood was right on. I really miss the comradeship. In the civilian spector, there is nothing but cut-throat and back stabbing. ( still ) It's too bad that everyone can't get a taste of life in the military.

    Take care mates!!
  9. by   FLACTRN
    Quote from rollingstone
    Was an Hm with 1st Marine Brigade (good old 8404 grunt corpsman) at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station. Served '78 to '82. Only spent 18 months total at Kaneohe because once I deployed on my first WestPac cruise I ended up going out on three more. We were required to do two and I volunteered for two more. Even crossdecked once (got to spend two whole weeks in Subic waiting for the next battalion to arrive) spending a year at sea. In short, I loved it. Remember boot camp when you filled out your dream sheet. I said, what the hell I'm putting down Hawaii. Well, got exactly what I asked for. Got to see lots of places including: Philippines; Okinawa; Singapore; Hong Kong; Mombasa, Kenya; Diego Garcia; Colombo,Sri Lanka; Sydney, Australia; Hobart, Tasmania; Perth/Freemantle, Western Australia; Port Moresby, New Guinnea. Went to sea on some mighty fine "gator freighters" including: USS Tripoli (LPH-10), USS Frederick (LST-1184), and USS Tarawa (LHA-1). This thread brought back some good memories. Have now been a cardiovascular nurse for twelve years and have been a travel nurse now for the last year. Take care ladies and gents and God Bless.
    RollingStone-
    I can't believe it-- We served together at KBay '79-'82 with the 3rd Marines. I think I know who you are- (HM2 J.K.?) I see you haven't posted in awhile so I'm not sure you'll see this.
    Is there anyway I can get rollingstones e-mail address? If anybody on this board can help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  10. by   alex71504
    My name is Al Im in the military still. I plan to get out this July 2006. I really need some help on tools to help me passed my board exam for the LVN. Thanks for all your help
  11. by   alex71504
    Im a Corpsman Also 8404 presently here in Camp Pendleton.
  12. by   bbook
    I was in from 99-04. Was an 8406/8404 for four years, got my EMT-B, then was an 8401(Search and Rescue Med Tech) for the remainder of my enlistment. I start school for my BSN in March, then I am headed back!

    Good to see so many HM's are on the boards
  13. by   Harleyhead
    hey kora 0880. THe navy nurses I knew in the early 70"s were terrible to the corpsmen. We did all of the work and they still rode our asses. And guess what some of my civilan partners treat the cna"s the same way. I guess nothing ever changes. I had a great navy career after I left the hospital and navy nurses. Now I really enjoy being an RN working in day surgery.

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