Quote from Gennaver
Yes there is a Military Nurse in the article but, this is current events and not military nursing related.
While I'm glad this was moved to perhaps get a larger audience, I have to strongly disagree that this is not military nursing related.
With ever increasing use of guard and reserve troops due to world events, stories such as this are sadly becoming common once again. After an initial support push from reserve employers post 9/11, the drain of workers and replacement costs, "holding position" costs, etc.---particularly those in healthcare---has ceded much of the goodwill earlier put forth.
This story is of importance to every military member. One of the basic tenet's of being a citizen soldier/airman is knowing that your job is safe back home. Dealing with repeat deployments is enough without adding the stress of an unsupportive employer.
We are relying more than ever on our reserve and guard forces. Where is morale or recruitment incentive if this is the thanks and support given? Miltary nursing related? Absolutely. Someone correct me if I'm mistaken but aren't a great proportion of the currently deployed medical personnel, and in fact I think the majority of evac. capabilities, guard and reserve based?
Glad this will get better coverage!