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  1. Thinking about joining the military as a nurse
    Carolina; As I have said before, I HAVE met a few nurses and physicians who have deployed with the seals and other special ops groups and some of them have had to shoot back. I have seen some of...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Thinking about joining the military as a nurse
    Thanks for the clarification. I met a retired PJ who told me he was a RN. He didn't specify wether or not he was still AD and in the PJ's when he had his RN. My bad. Despite the above clarification...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Is Navy after ADN graduation a bad idea? Lose clinical skills?
    Chief: It absolutely IS there leadership. I am not there DIVO/DH. They have the worst enlisted leadership that dogs them day and night. I go out of my to support them, train them to be the best in...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    And Aircraft Carriers of course. thanks dschulte.
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    SNLO: you will be busy as a nurse. 12+ hour shifts, 7 shifts over 2 weeks, plus it can be very challenging trying to take your leave/vacation. As with any facility, you will be busy. Regarding ship...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Just to clarify some things that corpsmen can do; what they can do all depends on where you work. Corpsmen in the ICU can do much more than corpsmen who work on stepdown or L&D units and vice verse....
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    Pandabear: I am sorry to say but the recruiter would be the best one to answer your question. It's been so long since I came in that I don't remember what kinds of things that help an application...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Thinking about joining the military as a nurse
    Check out my thread; Military Nursing Questions Answered. Many great questions/answers there. Also nurses can go into battle while deployed. Check your facts. FST's/FOB's can and often are on the...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Is Navy after ADN graduation a bad idea? Lose clinical skills?
    Bad idea to enlist. Take out a loan, apply for scholarships, etc. DO NOT ENLIST. You will be so sad that you did. Many of my corpsmen are biting at the chance to get out and get into school. You will...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Best Navy Hospital for Critical Care
    JP307: A recruiter can guarantee NOTHING! I was guaranteed so much, and I have been so disappointed over the years. I know many people that have their CCRN and have not been admitted to the ICU....
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    RESINGRN, Typically they would place you in the PICU because you have a specialty that takes time to train people in. Now things are changing at our hospital where they may put you somewhere...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    RGR 22, I know of an Anesthesiologist (MDA) who was a prior nurse. Also it's not uncommon to meet former SEALS/Pilots who have left that area to become PA's or something like that. I think in most...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Answers needed on becoming a navy nurse!
    Please check out my thread; Military Nursing Questions Answered. A recruiter does NOT know all. I know he'll disagree with me but they leave out LOTS. I have answered many of these questions and...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Potential Military Nurse
    Check out the post Military Nursing Questions Answered. Lots of answers to your questions. Good luck.
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. KSA's for Government nursing job Psych Nurse
    I am not sure this forum is what you are looking for. You may get more info from a different forum as this one is more geared to those looking for answers related to working with the Federal Gov't...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Questions about joining the Navy for nursing
    jarmstrong: I will do my best to answer your many questions. Good luck, let me know if you have more questions. (FYI, I am sure that others here have more experience with ROTC programs than me, so if...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    jagnurse: you also will need to work with a recruiter. With so many applicants I can't predict what GPA they are starting at. I would say that the more experience as a RN that you have the more...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    Simmaplease: I am sorry to say that I can't help you with that question. You will definitely need to speak to a recruiter. So many variables with you; masters degree issue (depending on the degree...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Single parent military nursing?
    Mslecia, you should start your 1st reply with that statement about the Army. It seems very matter of fact when it isn't the case for the Navy, or the AF apparently. I know a few single parents in...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Should I try for the NCP while in school or try for DA after a couple years?
    Check out some of the similar posts under: Military Nursing Questions Answered. There are many similar posts there that might shed some light on your question. In short I would take the ICU job,...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    Austeremed: Honestly you need to ask yourself if you can deal with everything that you left. Is it worth putting up with all that for 10 more years? Don't forget that you can work at the VA and...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    NurseSpouse: Thanks for your input, but I would disagree regarding the Cons. I have worked in the civilian sector and know that many of the cons are not also found in civilian life. Some examples...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    Sorry to be a downer in the last post. I was trying not to be but the list above is just a sample from what I hear people talk/complain about. Thanks for mentioning L&D and the NWU scrub tops. From...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    Dassit 82: I appreciate that you read this thread in it's entirety. I hope it helped. In short I would say, Yes the DA route would probably be the best financial option. You would lose a lot of...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Military Nursing Questions Answered
    danigirl, First of all I would say finish your degree first so that the Navy won't become a hinderance to you while you finish school. Secondly I wish I was more learned in the ways of APN but I am...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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