Navy Nurse being stationed on other branches' bases? - page 2
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Hello all, I will be graduating in 2 years with my BSN and joining the US Navy. My girlfriend will be graduating around the same time as a clinical social worker in the Air Force via HPSP. I have read a little about JOIN... Read More
- 0Apr 27, '13 by chaplngrillsgtQuote from NavywifeimVery interesting. I would be curious on how often commands will accept nurses from other branches. I suppose having rank and experience will make it so much easier either way.my husband and I are both active navy he is enlisted and I go to ODS in 2 weeks. my husband was able to change jobs but we were supposed to go to Hawaii and my detailer was wiling to send me to Tripler because I'm an experienced RN. my husband wanted to go to flying fire scouts and so we are going to San Diego because my detailer went over to his detailer and out ranked him and told him to send my husband to San Diego. lol so it can be done that you can be stationed at another branch hospital but not until you have experience.
- 0May 9, '13 by carolinapoohNot to be pedantic, but as I said, it depends. It's not common, but it's becoming less uncommon. Not overnight, but it's happening.
Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has Army and Navy personnel; here at SAMMC we now see everybody (the X-ray tech I saw in the ED a couple of weeks ago was a Coastie!); what used to be Wilford Hall Medical Center over at Lackland (now Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center) has all branches. Landstuhl in Germany has been "joint" for years. The ability to be stationed together depends on the facility and how their manning documents read and what specialties are supported and all sorts of other personnel stuff that's thankfully above my pay grade. As the number of military medical centers decrease and the amount of joint basing increases, it will probably become a bit more common.