Army Reserve Nursing - page 7

Has anyone recently joined the Army Reserves? I am considering but am trying to get the most (accurate) information. I graduated in 1993 (BSN) and have been in critical care and trauma since then. ... Read More

  1. by   Riversurfer
    The more I think about it, the more excited I get. It could be one heck of an opportunity.
  2. by   rustynail
    The best to explain the supply and demand for RNs in the Reserve component (and National Guard, as well as Regular Army) is the AMEDD Journal:

    http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/AMEDDJo...OctDec2011.pdf

    Check out the graph on page 85.
  3. by   Riversurfer
    Thanks for the article. Concerning the graph, what does the x-axis represent?
  4. by   rustynail
    xx2 would stand for RNs with 2 years of experience. xx3 with 3 years, etc.
  5. by   Riversurfer
    Any Army insiders have insight into Advanced Care Nursing in the Army or Army Reserve? As mentioned in a previous post, I'm considering Army Reserve Nursing, but would like to attain NP, PA, or CRNA. Is there still an option to do this through the military and have them pay for it in return for say, three or four years service? Thanks
  6. by   jeckrn
    Quote from blonde_dude
    Any Army insiders have insight into Advanced Care Nursing in the Army or Army Reserve? As mentioned in a previous post, I'm considering Army Reserve Nursing, but would like to attain NP, PA, or CRNA. Is there still an option to do this through the military and have them pay for it in return for say, three or four years service? Thanks
    There are seats available in the reserves for critical care. It can be diffucult to get one of the seats. It is not because they are not available but because of funding since the seats are funded different in the reserves vs. active. In the Army there is no longer a ICU or ER course, they have been combined into a Trauma course.
  7. by   Riversurfer
    I would like to venture into critical care within the next year. Is it my responsibility to do this through the civilian side solely, or would this be an option through the Army Reserve? The recruiters have told me Active Duty is not as likely of an option these days, which is why I'm pursuing Reserves. I was also told it is easier to parlay into Active Duty after having been in Reserves. Would I have to serve my full three years Reserves before looking into Active Duty?

    Thanks for all your replies. For someone not in the military, it's an overwhelming amount of information.
  8. by   jeckrn
    No matter how you get into critical care it is your responsibility. Is it easier to get on active duty after being in the reserves, I would have to say maybe a little but not much since you have to go thru the whole boarding process again. No you would not have to serve your whole time in the reserves. You unit would have to give you a condition release in order for you go to active no matter how long you have been in the reserves.

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