Can I work as a nurse for the navy seals? Can I work as a nurse for the navy seals? | allnurses

Can I work as a nurse for the navy seals?

  1. 0 I'm going to school for nursing at the moment and I'm working towards my BSN. I was wondering if I enlist as an officier, can I work with the navy seals or special operations?
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  3. Visit  jfratian profile page
    #1 3
    I'll be up front here: I'm Air Force not Navy. My knowledge is general military healthcare.

    Nurses commission as an officer (not enlist). Also, the vast majority of nurses in all branches practice in a brick and mortal hospital/clinic environment. There are opportunities to do things in more austere, dangerous environments (ex. forward surgical teams). These are generally experienced ICU, ER, and OR nurses. Most nurses, however, treat patients in a stateside hospital. When they are deployed, they are typically sent to a field hospital within an established overseas base. That isn't to say that nurses are 'safe' when deployed.

    I want to caution you that in general nurses aren't field medics running around outside the wire with a squad of spec ops guys. If you want that, you should really look at PA or some of the enlisted career fields (ex. AF Pararescue).
  4. Visit  Bforesman profile page
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    Definitely will. Thank you!