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Navy Reserve Nursing - page 5

Hello to all out there in the all nurses community. As suggested by my login I am a Navy Nursing Program Manager. What that means is that I function at a HQ level - above the recruiters and below... Read More

  1. Visit  jfratian profile page
    #52 0
    Both active and inactive reserves are federal entities. Active reserves is your typical '2 weeks per year and 1 weekend per month." You earn money for your time. Inactive ready reserves (IRR) is nothing more than an activation list. You don't drill at all or make money. You're essentially the last line of people called-up before the draft.

    A typical military contract is 8 years total. If you do 4 years active duty, you'll have the option to do the remaining 4 years as either active or inactive reserves.
  2. Visit  jfratian profile page
    #53 1
    Do OR. Get your CNOR. PACU isn't really considered a specialty to the military; I'm currently an AF PACU nurse by the way. I don't know Navy manning, but OR is typically the most undermanned specialty in a hospital. It certainly is in the AF.

    Have you considered the other two branches?
  3. Visit  gilversplace profile page
    #54 0
    is it possible to start as reserves then transition to active duty? or you need to finished your 8 years reserve then go active if you still have enought time based on your age
  4. Visit  CCK RN profile page
    #55 0
    jfratian thank you, I'll definitely consider that advice, at this point I'm applying for anything that will get me out of dialysis, have several friends in PACU who love it so that's where I've been mainly looking, but not giving up until I get something new. Loved OR in school so if that's a good bet for Nurse Corp acceptance then that's what I'll focus on!

    At this point I've really only researched Navy Nurse Corp, not to say I wouldn't also be willing to look into Air Force or Army if it comes down to it. Again, thank you for your advice, it's greatly appreciated!
  5. Visit  jfratian profile page
    #56 0
    I've heard reserves to active duty is extremely difficult. Active duty reserves is supposedly a piece of cake.

    If active is your goal, it'll be much easier to do as a civilian.
  6. Visit  icuRN. profile page
    #57 0
    Toto7891, I'm a SICU RN interested in joining the Reserves. I've done some research but I still am wondering, is it possible as a reservist to be pulled into Active duty, or put into an assignment lasting more than the required 2 weeks/year. I have two young kids and other than this major concern, I really want to take the next step in applying.
  7. Visit  mommyRN4 profile page
    #58 0
    I graduated with my BSN in May of 2015 and have obtained my RN license since. I currently work as a Transplant Coordinator which does not have direct patient care. Would this count towards my experience when applying?

    Am I even still able to apply now that I am already a graduate and did not apply while I was in school?
  8. Visit  yarleymayben profile page
    #59 0
    I know this thread is old but are you still active duty nurse ? I'm currently in a BSN program, and current enlisted reservist/prior active duty. My command has a NC1 that knows nothing about going from drilling reservist to applying for navy nurse corps active duty! Any info or direction about what a first next step would be ??
  9. Visit  jfratian profile page
    #60 0
    I am, but I'm not sure that I'll be too much help. Active duty and reserves are two different pots of money.

    I assume this NC1 is an enlisted person? Have you asked the chief nurse (who is probably an O-5 or O-6) at your location. That person should definitely know the answer.
  10. Visit  jfratian profile page
    #61 0
    Sorry, not sure if you were asking me or Navy PM who started this thread.
  11. Visit  flockyman profile page
    #62 0
    Hi Guy, if you are currently O2 as a navy nurse, what rank will you get when you get hired as a mental health NP?