New Corpsman to allnursing.com site! - page 2
Hiyas all! I was just poking my head in to introduce myself. I am a 23 year old Navy Corpsman, been a Navy Corpsman for a little over 2 years now. I am the Patient Contact Rep and Supervisior for the... Read More
May 10, '07Welcome to allnurse's,
I followed a simular path as you seem to be taking except mine was on the reserve side of the house. And I got some bad guidance that met the needs of the Military and College recruiters along the way. I am an AS degree nurse trying to go into informatics after 10 years of clinicals and I have lost a lot of oportunities because of my AS degree. I am proud of the work I have done and credentials I have obtained but, had I the chance to do it over I would go the BSN right of the bat. I would enjoy my time as a Corpsman be proud of the heritage you have become part of--watch out for the 88404 designator for the Fleet Marine force unless you are looking for combat experience--if you are keep your head down. Then use your VA benifits to go for your BSN, it is worth it and will keep more doors open in the future.
Former HM1 and 1stLT Brian (Gulf War Veteran)
May 10, '07Good luck however you decide to do it. Nursing is a very rewarding career and you can specialize in almost anything.
My SIL is a Marine, he was in Iraq last year, and just made the SWAT team here in the states. He loves the military and is getting all the training he can get while in. I say if you can get the military to pay for your school, go for it.
Aug 30, '08Brian,
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