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military service male nurse

  1. 0 Hello everyone,

    I would like to introduce myself, my name is PinBall, I'm 23 and an active service member...
    I am currently deployed to...let's say a "not so friendly area" for the 3rd time, and have dreams of becoming a flight nurse...

    Now, here's the question...
    As a military member who's EAOS is within a year...
    My question is this...

    for an former service member, with "clearence" and am a male...what's the job market looking projected to be?...here's the kicker...I do have full sleeves on both arms...nothing offensive, or derogatory, but tattoos, nonetheless...I know this is what the civi world sees as "unprofessional"...

    I do plan on taking up school, to get my BSN, and continue from there for flight nurse...but how would I get started in doing this, being still active?...a friend of mine, is mailing me a few books, so I can start to get the feel for profession, yet still do my current obligations...

    Any advice is will be noted, and highly appreciated...

    -PB
  2. Visit  PinBall profile page

    About PinBall

    From 'Gulfport, MS, USA'; Joined Oct '12; Posts: 4.

    13 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  DutchRN09 profile page
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    Thank you for your service. With your experience, it should help you become a part of flight team. Most people where I work have ICU experience. Start doing pre req's for your BSN of you can, or see if the military can help you figure out what may transfer to your school of choice, and once you are done with school and have your license, start talkign with murse recruiters. It may seem like a long road, but with your commitment to service, you can certainly achieve your goal!
  4. Visit  PinBall profile page
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    thank you for the information...
    I will continue to be motivated...
    my girlfriend is going to school for orthopedic surgery, and her best friend happens to be a RNP...
    so if anything I could gain some help from them...

    my question is, what about the tattoos?...
    do you think that will determination, I could get a career even being "sleeved-out"
  5. Visit  RubySlippers06 profile page
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    Do you have them on your hands? I don't think you will have a problem. However, there is a very good chance you will need to wear long sleeves all the time.
  6. Visit  ashevilleboxer profile page
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    Yes I agree with RubySlippers06, you will most likely have to wear long sleeves.
  7. Visit  StntnInMyChallngr profile page
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    Look into the MSEP program, I have a few guys and gals that are doing that right now. You get paid while you are going to college while on active duty, but the downside is that it is HIGHLY competitive and is only done once a year. All in all a great program. As far as tattoos, no issues at all brother, all they ask is you wear one of those skin tight under armor sleeves. You could always to TA while active duty, and if you are feeling adventurous go and get you doctorate with your post-911 GI bill. Hope this helps, and be safe out there!
  8. Visit  PinBall profile page
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    Thank you StntnInMyChallngr...
    I appreciate it...
    I can't use my TA, since I have to have 2 years of active service left to use it...
    but I do have my post 9/11...

    thank you on the tattoo advice as well...
    that's what my corpmans said...
    No I do not have any on my hands...but they are down to my bottom wrist, right where the hand slides into the wrist...

    But I appreciate everything guys, I'll keep yall updated...

    Yall have a good one..

    thanks
    -PinBall
  9. Visit  niteguy65 profile page
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    Alsohere is something to look at find a school with a USOC agreement they will giveyou credit for your military service the school where I am at with my servicetime and MOS Schooling I would have had a year and a half to work on my BSN.But I did not take that route if you have participated in any GI Bill money; goto the VA education benefits site for different funds for schooling and alsowith your state because a lot of states will provide funds for you if youchoose a state school. As for the Tats I have a couple and on a couple ofinterviews I was informed that they did not want them visible when I wasworking. Good luck in your pursuit and stay safe over there.
  10. Visit  nurse2033 profile page
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    Give Excelsior College a look. They are very military friendly. You probably could get started there depending on your free time and internet access, excelsior.edu. Good luck.
  11. Visit  StntnInMyChallngr profile page
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    You're most welcome. So everything should be good to go for you regarding tattoos. Post-911 is going to be a great asset to you then, only downside is that it is only 36 months. If you are over 30% disabled then you would receive Chapter 31 which pays for another year. Best of luck to you, keep us posted on your acceptance!
  12. Visit  Dudenurse73 profile page
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    At my university they don't allow people in with visible tattoos... that said I met a male nurse who had full tattoo sleeves and nipple piercings and was one of the best nurses I worked with. People shouldn't worry about the tattoos they should worry about the person under them. Good luck with everything! Thank you for your service.
  13. Visit  Virgilio profile page
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    One thing I didn't realize about the post 911 bill until I started using it is that the 36 months refers to time spent in class and will last you for four years.

    In other words, if you attend class for eight months out of a year you will still have 28 months of chapter 33 left. So if you take the summers off you will have about enough for four and a half years of school.
  14. Visit  corizrf profile page
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    Thanks for your service brother. I'm a veteran Marine and have been using the Post 911 GI bill. And yes everyone's advice is good, however be aware of the college you choose. I know I took about 24 credit hours at "military friendly" schools that give credit for service and none of those credits transferred to any CC, or university in my state. So make sure... Most nursing programs require A&P and the only 100% online A&P courses that I know of are at Clovis Community college in NM. If you have any questions about the GI bill feel free to ask. I have been a student since I got out in 2010.


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