Any Navy Hospital Corpsman out there? - page 5

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   BULLYDAWGRN
    man i was a army medic at walter reed around 1998, and we played softball against a bunch of navy corpsmen. we got to become good friends with them and even got some of them to help instruct one of our combat lifesaver courses. alot of them were from bethesda and even a few were stationed at wramc.
  2. by   Mturner23
    I'm an active duty quad zero hm right now? i'm stationed in okinawa, japan and i was wondering how can i challenge the lpn/lvn exam for the state of illinois now? i have over 3 years left in the navy and i trying to get a headstart so i can start working towards my RN/BSN. Also, what's a good online nursing college? thanks in advance
  3. by   happybunny1970
    Cool thread! My husband was a Corpsman from 1989-1997 stationed at NNMC in Bethesda, MD. He was given the option of enlisting or being kicked out by his parents, as he had no desire for college. What a great opportunity that turned out to be! After A school, he was assigned to EEG C school, and there he absolutely flourished. He still has no college degree, but knows more neuro than many neurologists, and has a higher salary than I EVER will as an RN. It's crazy.

    He made HM2 in just a few years through the STAR program, and decided to leave when the second enlistment was up and they were starting to ask for money to cover dependent healthcare.

    I always tell people that there is a lot of opportunity in the military, if you know where to look. Had I known then what I know now, I might've enlisted myself.
  4. by   FMF-HM2007
    Hey everyone,
    I am an active duty HM right now with the marines and planning on getting out. I want to stay in the medical field but I am so lost on where to start. Can anyone help?
  5. by   FMF-HM2007
    Mturner have you ever got any help with what do do next?
  6. by   STHRNBLL83
    I realize all of you fellow HM's had conversation 3 years ago, but if any of you are on here still I need some guidance please. I just got out in June and looking to take the LPN exam in Texas. CORPSMAN UP!
  7. by   STHRNBLL83
    MTURNER23: check out excelsior.edu for online nursing. I just got out in June and started with them. I had no previous college at all. I was told I had to take my basics of course, but only 6 nursing concepts classes to complete an ASN...It's self paced and very military friendly.
  8. by   neenja
    I'm thinking about joining the reserves as an HM, possibly doing boot camp and A school before I start nursing school. Then change rates or try getting on board as a Navy nurse once I'm done with school. Considering other options in the navy as well. So many opportunities...
  9. by   Harleyhead
    Quote from STHRNBLL83
    MTURNER23: check out excelsior.edu for online nursing. I just got out in June and started with them. I had no previous college at all. I was told I had to take my basics of course, but only 6 nursing concepts classes to complete an ASN...It's self paced and very military friendly.
    Good idea I went that route and it worked for me. good luck
  10. by   cag0625
    I just got off active duty as a Navy Corpsman and I am wondering if anyone knows if I can challenge the LPN/ LVN boards in Massachusetts?
  11. by   shannel24
    I am a Hospital Corpsman and will be getting out of the military in a month. I want to take the NCLEX-PN exam in California. Can a former Corpsman who has passed the exam tell me if it is difficult to pass with the knowledge that we have from the military? Thanx for your help.:spin:
  12. by   cag0625
    It depends on who you have been stationed with, if you have been in a hospital then you may have enough knowledge. There are books you can buy at borders or barnes and noble that have practice tests. Just FYI though you are only challenging the board in California so if you move anywhere else it is useless.
  13. by   BuckeyeInIndy
    i am a HN in the navy right now. i'm getting ready to get out and move to indiana. I was wondering what would be the fastest way for me to get my RN. Also how fast could i turn my Corpsman experience into a LPN certification, if at all.

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