I was recently accepted into an accelerated nursing program (BSN)- which is only a year long, and I need to make the big decision on whether to be a Navy or civilian nurse. I served as a Supply Corps officer for 5 years, so I know what the Navy is all about. Being a suppo on a ship and parts and warehousing just really weren't my cup of tea, so I got out in 04.
My question is for Navy nurses out there, how would you rate your job satisfaction? Are you glad you became a Navy nurse? What would you say are the major pros or cons? What is the latest word on Iraq tours (how often, how long)? I know about all the monetary benefits, retirement etc. but want I want to know is- do Navy nurses like their jobs? If you could do it all over again would you go Navy or stay civilian?
Thanks Dan. You and Corvete Guy have been a fount of information.
I've wanted to join the Navy since I was 19. Fairly recently I've talked to the recruiters and military personnel. The Army health recruiters have lots of Nurse related info, but I could never get in touch with a Navy health recruiter.
I did get a great video on nursing in the Navy, but I wanted more before I picked a branch of service.
Last edit by sunnyjohn on Jun 17, '06