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  1. Returning to nursing
    MissIt, thank you for your reply, and sorry for the delay in responding. Your suggestions seem to be good ones. Volunteering is a possibility, I would also work as a CNA/PCT for a time before...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. ANC Nov Board & M5 ID
    SFC Jimenez: At one time not long ago, the ANC was accepting overage applicants as old as fifty (this was perhaps 3 years ago), due to an on-going shortage of RNs. Do you know if this is still...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Inactive RN wanting to return to practice... is it possible...?
    [quote=Spidey's mom;1260139]Oh my gosh, we'd hire you now. I live in a rural area in Northern California though - Steph, thanks for your reply. I am another forum user in the somewhat the same...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  4. Returning to nursing
    Hello all: I am an RN/BSN and former EMT exploring returning to nursing after being out of the field for 5 years, in part to complete some education in an unrelated field, and for some other...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  5. Air Force medic vs Navy Medic?
    All of the services have excellent preparation for enlisted medical personnel, but the branches differ in how they employ their people, depending on the missions being carried out. I've known quite a...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. From RN to PA in the military
    "From RN to PA in the Military" I am a civilian RN interested in attending PA school in the near future (if all goes according to plan). I looked into joining the military as a nurse (after trying to...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Reserve Benefits for Less than 20 years of Service
    Lucy, I too am older than 40 and have investigated military service. I am now an RN, but want to become a PA. The navy commander and MD to whom I spoke said that there are some modest retirement...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Returning to school, age and the reserves
    I think you have until age 48 to join as a healthcare professional. Pretty sure the army and national guard take associate-degree nurses, so I'd call them first. Be aware that the normal age cutoffs...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Can LVN's join the military?
    The army makes extensive use of LVNs/LPNs, but they are enlisted soldiers and not officers. Once you get at least an RN, you can become an officer. If you fall within the age cutoffs, consider being...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Which reserves branch is least likely to go active?
    Icejog, I second the comments above - if you aren't gung-ho about deployments and serving, why be in uniform at all? The military does not need half-hearted people in the ranks these days; it is...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Army Reserve Nursing - Solider first , Nurse Second?
    "I have a couple questions about joining the army reserves as an RN with BSN. Is it true that I will be able to go to combat training? So then if I get deployed I'd become a soldier not a nurse? I...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Biggest hospitals in each Branch?
    I am a civilian, but know a few things about military culture, and my question is this: Given all the economies obtained by joint medical care under the DOD, is it worth what will be lost in terms of...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat
    Thanks for the laugh, you caught another Yank sneaking around! The bet here is now that the Obama has been elected President in the States, you'll be seeing more than a few more Americans with...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  14. For Inactive Nurses desiring to return to the field
    Try "Pharmacology Make Insanely Easy" Loretta Mannning and Sylvia Rayfield, ICAN Publishing, Bossier City, LA2002 I'm sure there is an updated edition available online at Amazon, or at the...
    Oct 19, '08
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  15. For Inactive Nurses desiring to return to the field
    Scooter: You have run up against a reality in the field, that there is an increasingly high wall between acute care and other types of nursing. May states are considering adding re-education...
    Oct 9, '08
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  16. Some seem to thinking nursing shortage means not needing to pay dues?
    At the risk of being contrarian, let me offer another perspective on "FNGs," and being new to the field. Yes, of course nursing has a pecking order... and the more experienced hands generally get the...
    Oct 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. RN to Paramedic Bridge Course
    Hello All - I always hate seeing the argument over whose credential is 'better,' whatever that means... it's a bit tiring to me. Why not try to appreciate the important job that nurses do, and...
    Apr 23, '08
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  18. Medics in National Gaurd (long)
    You sound like the kind of person we need in nursing and healthcare generally... someone with a drive to serve others. Don't be rejected by being turned down by schools of nursing; there is a...
    Feb 21, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Any Navy Hospital Corpsman out there?
    Hi Bryan: I cannot help you on the HM question, but I know a little about CRNAs. In the civilian side, CRNA is an advanced practice nursing specialty - so you first need an RN/BSN and then you...
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Any Navy Hospital Corpsman out there?
    Hello: To all those HMs out there, I am a prosepctive Navy Nurse looking to get in either reserve or active side, still making up my mind on that one. Part of the reason I chose the navy first...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Newbie into the ER?
    Hello All: I am a newbie nurse considering trying the ER. I have some med-surg experience in hand, but think I want to try ER/ED if I can get in. My ultimate goal is to be a trauma- or acute...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. 4th Medical Battalion
    Hello All - I am a nurse interested in the military, as some of you may know from my previous posts. While I haven't made up mind entirely about which branch in which to serve, I am especially...
    Feb 4, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. can military change mandatory retirement age
    Hello - I am a male in my mid-40s, and also interested in joining the military as a nurse. According to my information, collected from recruiters and other sources, you are in pretty good shape....
    Feb 4, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Roll Call for all Military and VA Nurses and those considering the Service
    hi lori: wow - you have quite a background! i am not surprised that the usar signed you up pronto. i am a novice compared to you, frankly... as i have been an rn only for a few years, although i...
    Jan 31, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. New Grads at VA Hospital
    Hello - Saw your post on AllNurses.com about working for the VA system. I live not too far from Hines VA in Maywood, IL. and have considered applying there. Anyone on the board know anything...
    Jan 5, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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