Hello everyone!! I would love to chat with you about what it is like as a Nurse in the Military
. I am an RN BSN, have been an RN close to 8 years now, have experience in ER (its a bit dated 2005-2008) OB nursing (LD, PP, M/B, Nursery, scrubbed and circulated our own surgical cases for cesarean sections and tubal ligations etc) recovered our own patients after surgery, also have experience in Case Management, IV team, did some clinic type work, health fairs, Did OB homecare. The 3 years I have been working as a consultant in the medical device, and healthcare technology/ informatics industry.
As you can ascertain (lol )I have many and varied interests and tend to get bored easily. I have periodically thought of the Military throughout the years. I crave to be apart of something fulfilling and to be an integral part of a team, I crave leadership and to also lead, I crave professionalism and camaraderie, I want to see the world, I want to give.
The bulk of my experience is OB nursing, do you see that as a need in the Military? (I am also interested in Public Health Nursing, and Mental Health Nursing). Also I live in Indianapolis IN, own a home, have a 14 year old son, and pets....these are the things that cause worry or hesitation from joining, What do you all think? I really am wanting to sell my home and relocate south as I hate winter! What bases could I work at as an OB Nurse and with which branch? Somewhere in florida perhaps
I really want to know what its like as a nurse in the military and would love it if I could chat with someone. I am open to any branch of the Military and would love to hear from all branches or opinions on branches. I am currently leaning toward the Air Force. The humanitarian trips the Navy has also appeals to me greatly....
I crave leadership, but am also really independent and crave the freedom to explore, also like the security of being a part of something larger than myself. It also seems that I would be able to learn SO MUCH, and get to do WAY MORE in the military, also have thought of the whole NP route.
I would also love it if anyone could tell me about
-pay and benefits (quantitative and qualitative!)
-the adventures you have had
-places you have seen
Also I would love to speak to any health care recruiters
!! I am having trouble finding you!
I appreciate your help!!