by Pixie.RN - After I became an RN, I remember looking at the Army website, just musing ... but I saw that I needed a BSN for active duty. I had started an RN-to-BSN program with... Read More →
by ArmyNurse09 - Many of the nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, veterinarians, public health professionals, and psychologists you meet at the Reserve Component Basic Officers'... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - Not sure how many things I'll actually come up with, and these are things I wish I'd known, or that other people probably wish they'd known that I actually did... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - I knew I was going to use my GI Bill benefits for my pursuit of an FNP, so when I applied to school in the late summer, I submitted my application online here: ... Read More →
by nurse2033 - When I met Army private Jamie Salvedo he was being loaded onto our C17 cargo plane at Joint Base Andrews (near Washington D.C.). It had been nearly two weeks since... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - 1. Afghanistan gets very, very cold in the winter. People think "desert," "heat," and "sand" when you say Afghanistan, but let me tell you that it's more like "dirt... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - I have a countdown app on my Android phone that includes a home page widget you can set to display however many days until a date of your choosing. My widget has a... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - What is Government Nursing?
Government nurses, like their military counterparts, care for those who serve, or those who have served, but in a... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - This morning at 0700, the phone woke me from sleep. It was my brother, calling me from Alaska to tell me how proud he was of me for joining the Army. Granted,... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - What is Military Nursing?
Military nurses care for those who serve, or those who have served, while in an active duty, reserve, or national guard capacity. In... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - I am speaking fondly to my direct commission brethren (and sistren?) who don't know their ORB from their iPERMS. Some of this will seem obvious to prior service... Read More →
by TheCommuter - Most people in the nursing community are at least somewhat knowledgeable about the stories behind the more popular historical figures of the profession. After all,... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - I knew that I wanted to step away from active service. This decision was underscored by my last day on my compound in Afghanistan, when I read an email from a... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - During the process of orienting to the post, we had a presentation at the Army Education Center about using our Tuition Assistance (TA) dollars. I listened with... Read More →
by SoldierNurse22 - I've found over the years that unless I'm working night shift, 0330 is an unpleasant time to be conscious no matter how you cut it. An adamant night-lover, I... Read More →
by VintageSwagger - I once had dreams of serving our country and fighting for the freedoms many of us take for granted. This dream was fostered by my family, from which 4 generations... Read More →
by Pixie.RN - For the latter half of this year I've had the wonderful opportunity of being deployed as the only ER RN with a Forward Surgical Team (FST). One of the interesting... Read More →
by SoldierNurse22 - "How much do we have left?"
My boss, Angela, stood in front of me with concern bordering on desperation in her eyes. She bit her lower lip unconsciously,... Read More →