Do navy nurses just supervise corpsmen? - page 2

by cookie52784

my name is candice and i'm a junior nursing student at texas tech university. i am in the process of applying for the navy nurse candidate program and can't wait to graduate and enter the navy. i have heard from some people that... Read More


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    Quote from kaizenro
    I have met many types of Nurse Corps Officers as a Corpsman in my almost 9 yrs. Here are a few:
    1. Prior Service- Laid Back and Approachable but driven to train all the time
    2. Prior Service- Uptight and Distant and driven to work you all the time and will keep you even after turnover because he/she forgot about you and never secured you.
    3. Newbie RN- Asks a lot of questions early on, especially "What time do we eat Roland?" "What is 1300?", then next thing is bossing you around once their orientation is done.
    4. Newbie RN- Quiet as a mouse, then once orientation is done, is bossing your around still not having a clue what happens in your unit.

    There are some hardnosed supposed 'old school' types who will make new RN's treat HM's like slave labor and forbid any 'small talk' during work hours.

    You will always get a mixed bag wherever you go.

    If the HM staff can work together, they can overcome any Nurse Corps officer's wrath!

    I can tell you have not had that many good encounters with nurses on the floor. It is sad to hear that the "newbie rn's" have that kind of reputation. I am looking forward to working with corpsmen and not just bossing them around. I do not like the separation between disciplines in the hospital. I know that if everyone can work together that it will improve the overall work environment and improve patient care. Thank you for your comments. It can help me in working towards a positive relationship with my future corpsmen.
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    Quote from crich
    In Tn, there is a bill being introduced for a person who has served in the ared forces as medical specialist advanced, medical service tech, or advanced hospital corpsman tech to be licensed as a registered nurse without course study, a diploma or degree from an approved school of nursing. This truely distresses me, but being in the service, what do you think about this. Would you want a person with this training to be responsible for the care of your family?
    I figure you will know a lot more about these positions and what they do.
    Thanks for your service
    Cynthia
    I was an Army corpsman and did my LPN boards, then challenged the California RN state boards way back in the 70s. Went to work in a Level I Trauma center and 6 months later was the nurse manager. Then I went to nursing school! Had to take the boards over and did slightly less on some areas. Now, what does that say
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    Quote from cookie52784
    I can tell you have not had that many good encounters with nurses on the floor. It is sad to hear that the "newbie rn's" have that kind of reputation. I am looking forward to working with corpsmen and not just bossing them around. I do not like the separation between disciplines in the hospital. I know that if everyone can work together that it will improve the overall work environment and improve patient care. Thank you for your comments. It can help me in working towards a positive relationship with my future corpsmen.
    It's 50/50 Good/Bad Navy Nurse Corps types, don't get me wrong. There were also the veteran officers who would make cookies, cakes and such for the corpsmen and invite them to their homes for a 'unit party'(everyone in the unit has to be invited for it to be legal).

    As in society, there are those who are easily influenced (brain washed) by more senior types even though you can just feel their pure evil. Then there are those who can get the job done but also bring out the best in everyone while sticking to the military structure.


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