deftonez188 6,368 Views
Joined Mar 30, '07.
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Unless they've done it themselves, they can't say with any certainty it's easy, it's merely their unsubstantiated generalization based on simple observations.
Personally, i'm an A type hardcore student - all A's through my whole life...well, I get B's now - this nursing business is hard!
The word charlatan comes to mind. Report fraudulent title use and see how long it lasts.
I'd say competitive qualities are those that reflect maturity, professionalism, and a decent noodle on top of some capable shoulders. Many people join the military young (myself included), and grow over the years into mature, capable adults. Officers must be this way from the get-go. Best of luck (prior service/current NCP).
Yes, you're probably right SoldierNurse22
I've tangled with some of the administrative side of the house. Not really my cup of tea - generating endless data and 15 meetings a week really brought me down :P
Likely if you show some competence in Med-Surg and express interest in working MSW - you'll work MSW. It doesn't hurt to mention your future interests (ICU/ED).
MSW = Ill newborn, pediatric, adult; You get occasional post-partum moms with mastitis or endomyometritis.
It's really your best bet, in my opinion.
A piece of advice too: Focus on learning your job, become competent at caring for a team of 5 patients, train/respect your corpsmen; Everything else is low on the totem pole. After a year, you'll be pretty decent at your job.
Was stationed at NHCP once - most new Ensigns end up working on either the Multiservice Ward or Postpartum. After doing your 'time,' people often transition to other floors like the ER/ICU.
Be aware - most new grads are very hopeful to go directly to a specialty floor out the gate. You're best served growing on the Multiservice ward first (not that you will have the option...). You can always 'float' to the ER if things are slow to cross-train, they'll be glad to have you and will use you without a doubt.
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