Military Nursing in the Philippines - page 12

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I am currently a 3rd year nursing student studying in UPHR-Las Pinas. I need help researching for information about Military Nursing in the Philippines. Can anyone please these questions for me? Thanks!! 1. What are the steps... Read More


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    Hi; I'm going to use the US Army Nursing Corps as an example....

    Quote from pinkrose104
    I am currently a 3rd year nursing student studying in UPHR-Las Pinas. I need help researching for information about Military Nursing in the Philippines. Can anyone please these questions for me? Thanks!!

    1. What are the steps needed to become a military nurse in the Philippines (ie, legal requirements)?
    2. Are there regulations on grooming and dressing?
    There are regulations, since you are commissioned as an Officer with the US Army, and have to follow Army regulations on grooming, and how to wear your uniform.

    3. What are the advantages of military nursing?
    You get to do things that many civilian nurses aren't allowed to do in a war-time situation, only if trained. You get to travel to foreign countries with the Military, and also serve in military hospital located in Foreign Countries.

    4. What are the disadvantages of military nursing?
    The possibility of dying while in a combat situation.

    5. What common challenges do military nurses encounter on daily basis?
    The same as their civilian counterparts, in the US Army there are the usual common challenges, but there is more emphasis in accepting more responsibilities, even as a brand new 2nd lieutenant, that most civilian nurses may not even be exposed to.

    6. Are there special equipment used in military wards?
    None, because all military Hospitals in the US are governed by nursing and hospital regulations that govern many civilian hospitals. But you may get to use advance equipment made for the military..

    7. What different positions are under Military Nursing?
    In US Military Hospitals positions are the same; but have different titles. Nurses still have to have a BSN, if they can get certified as a "CERN" (Certified Emergency Registered Nurse), Nurse Practitioner, it looks good on their military skills. Attending advanced schools, etc.

    So you see there are differences between the Philippines and the US; but If I were you, I would go with military nursing. There is nothing more satisfying than working with difficult cases, and saving lives..
    Last edit by Manang Cam on Sep 5, '12 : Reason: changed ideas
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    can someone answer this? thank you.

    are there physical / dental / mental / etc. exams??


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