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    The CRNA program is very competitive and you wouldn't be eligible immediately. You would need to complete all your initial training first. You should get your CRNA then join if you still want to. They have offered big signing bonuses for desirable and hard-to-fill jobs in the past.

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    Have you looked other posts? There are many, many, threads on this subject. You can do this but it will be very difficult. A couple I know did it this way. They waited until one of them had their 20 and retired, then the other was able to join. The Air Force has the highest age limits for medical BTW, by far.

    This could work for you if there is a Guard base near or at where you relocate to, and the Guard base has nursing jobs. But once your family moves again, will that still be the case? In your first year you will have to go away for training such as COT. Can you be away from your son? Good luck.

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    Emergent likes this.

    I believe Emergent is right. If you pay someone for illegal transport, and they provide it with no strings, it is smuggling. Once strings are attached either disclosed prior or sprung as a surprise it becomes trafficking.

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    The victim in this article was saved by a savvy flight attendant. Awareness is #1, and what to do is #2. Our facility has made it a mandated report. If we suspect trafficking we are to call the police. This flight attendant is my hero!

    Flight attendant rescues teen girl from human trafficking - NY Daily News

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    Unfortunately I think it would be a footnote compared to medical certifications. Prehospital experience includes this, but this is also undervalued in general. Are you asking because you have this? Put it down on your resume but don't assume they will even know what it is.

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    3ringnursing and traumaRUs like this.

    Quote from Emergent
    I personally don't think the Ed is an effective way to counter the ever increasing demands to solve a myriad of social problems that we are being asked to address during a triage. I really think this type of outreach belongs in a different setting.

    The ED triage is supposed to be a focused assessment to deal with the problem at hand. Often there are people accompanying the patient, which makes it impossible to ask the very personal questions that we are supposed to ask. The blue dot idea is clever, but word of this will spread like wildfire. It will hardly be a secret.

    I find, the more questions I'm forced to asked during triage that aren't relevant to the case at hand, the less effective the whole thing becomes.

    If a woman (or man) comes in with signs of abuse, the protocol should be that no other person is allowed in the room, and a very frank, real discussion should be had. This is a commonsense approached that, unfortunately, is lacking today. Instead we like to cast a wide net, by asking everyone a bunch of screening questions, but we rarely catch any fish that way...
    Many trafficking victims are seen by health care professionals and unrecognized as victims. All health care workers should be aware of the signs of trafficking and know what to do.

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    This is a short training video, feel free to share Human Trafficking Awareness - YouTube

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    I hope that is not a real question. No, not all schools are equal. TV shows do not depict reality. People lie. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet (reference; State Farm® State of Disbelief French Model - YouTube). I guess including this...

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    My favorite question is; tell us an example of when you when above and beyond for a patient. If they are not working in health care this can be changed to "a stranger". This goes to character and integrity. Or, tell us about a conflict you have had recently with someone and how you resolved it. Who is your hero and why? Interviewing is not in my job description, but a rubric sounds like a great idea! I love rubrics...

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    Agree, you need to pin down the school as to what is expected.

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    I realize that this is just a blog, but polish your grammar.
    The more critical care experience you have, the better. This job is currently pretty competitive, so professionalism, experience, and grammar, matter. You can google the PT requirements for Air Force. Good luck.

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    I agree with Pixie. Get your Masters, which you can do in 2-2.5 years if you are motivated (or less if you are amazing). By then you will have sufficient experience and the right credentials to commission. That will only serve to further your nursing career anyway. Then you will have your MSN pushing your military career, and your military experience pushing your civilian career. It's working for me... Good luck.

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    Quote from Anthony11
    Thanks that was a great write up. I am a little confused though that in general your first couple paragraphs make nursing sound like its worse than EMS but then you conclude its better. (Yes I want to get out of the heat as well )

    My dream would be to eventually become a flight nurse, then its 'back' to EMS in a big way - until then mainly trying to decide if ER would be legit. Also is it easy to get into ER, esp with EMS experience?
    It's not better just different. But it will significantly expand your knowledge and potential in health care. Unfortunately in my experience, EMS experience was not valued when I was applying to the ED. This is because they have no real appreciation for what EMS does. However, I rely on that experience every day. Sometimes you have to pay dues you don't want to, or play the game to get where you want. Some EDs might appreciate your experience, especially if they know and respect you personally.

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    I always kind of thought nurses just act out the whims of the doctors which made me wary. I like intellectual challenge.

    Ha! Read the nursing oath, it doesn't say anything about doctors. Nurses are the managers of patient care. The physicians are key to placing orders for medical care and the experts in injury and illness. But nurses are the eyes and ears, listen to patients, advocate for patients, and "guide" physicians to follow protocols and often bring issues to their attention. It's a team, and everyone has a key role.

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    Wow, I don't have any experience with the federal side of things, but you sound very qualified. Call a clinic in the Indian Health Service, or just go there, and ask them. Because, the nurses who work there- have figured out how to get hired. Good luck.