I'm a nursing student who needs clarification

  1. What do nurses who were/ are in the navy think about it? is it as great as they say? Do i really learn that much more? If you knew then what you know now would you still have joined?
    confused and afraid i'm being lied to
    ashley
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  3. by   navynurse06
    I love being in the navy. The educational opp. they provide are awesome. Never have I regreated joining the Navy.
    If you have more specific questions I would love to answer them for you.
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  4. by   DanznRN
    I too love the Navy, been in 10+ years now. Not sure what you mean by "learn that much." You develop just like a civilian nurse, but we get the opportunity to go back to school and the Navy will pay for it. that's an oversimplification, but you get the picture.

    LCDR(s) Dan
  5. by   fosteran
    What do you think of the navy hospitals? are they clean? is the staff nice? Some one told me that most people in the navy are rude...

    Quote from navynurse06
    I love being in the navy. The educational opp. they provide are awesome. Never have I regreated joining the Navy.
    If you have more specific questions I would love to answer them for you.
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  6. by   Gennaver
    Quote from fosteran
    What do you think of the navy hospitals? are they clean? is the staff nice? Some one told me that most people in the navy are rude...
    Someone told you that?

    Generally when someone thinks and spreads toxic advice like that it is "they" who are as they project others are.
    Good luck,
    Gen
    p.s. so the Navy people that responded to your answer, why not thank them rather than say how someone told you they are rude? Welcome aboard...
  7. by   DanznRN
    Fosteran-

    If you want first hand knowledge take a drive up to Great Lakes above Chicago and find out for yourself. Or you can come to Washington D.C. and I'll show you around myself. If you meet people in any of the armed services that are rude, they came in like that. The military does not do that to people, people do it to themselves. There are TONS of opportunity in the military and some people do not take full advantage of it because it is not handed to them on a platter and they have to work for it. Those will be the people that you may perceive as being rude.

    LCDR(s) Dan
  8. by   traumaRUs
    As a US Navy vet, I can assure you (as others have) that there may be rude folks in the military. However, there are rude people outside the military too. In the three years, I was in the Navy and another 20 years as a military spouse, I have encountered far fewer rude people in the military than outside. Of course, I am a little biased because most of my adult life has been spent either in the military or closely associated with the military.
  9. by   Diahni
    Quote from traumaRUs
    As a US Navy vet, I can assure you (as others have) that there may be rude folks in the military. However, there are rude people outside the military too. In the three years, I was in the Navy and another 20 years as a military spouse, I have encountered far fewer rude people in the military than outside. Of course, I am a little biased because most of my adult life has been spent either in the military or closely associated with the military.
    Hey, I never met a military person who didn't have perfect manners. If only that could get spread around, eh? People are so rude these days.
  10. by   fosteran
    Thank you everybody for responding back to my question, its greatly appreciated. I'm trying to decide if i want to do navy or national guard right now... if there are any national guard nurses out there, what do you think of the guard? thanks
  11. by   Diahni
    Quote from fosteran
    Thank you everybody for responding back to my question, its greatly appreciated. I'm trying to decide if i want to do navy or national guard right now... if there are any national guard nurses out there, what do you think of the guard? thanks
    The guard sounds like a good deal - but how's your Arabic? Depending on how things go, you might have to have an unintentional vacation in Iraq.

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