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  1. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    Sorry that you do not understand this but nursing does not always fit your image based on your experiences because have different experiences than yours.
    May 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. VA Nurse Salary
    Not sure what you mean by 8 hour shifts would give you more PTO then those working 12 hour shifts. If your hours add up to the same you will still be getting the same amount off. All VA nurse's who...
    May 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Is it possible to become a RN but work part time from the start. Get Air Force commission?
    From what I understand what you are asking is, can you joined the AF with your ADN and work part time for them while you complete your BSN. If that is what you are asking the answer is no. If you...
    May 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    Sorry but I have worked in 3 states and 5 different hospitals and everyone had standing orders and levels of independence based o. The facility and the physicians. Every med or treatment we give is...
    May 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    Sounds like most hospital RN positions that I have ever worked in. Everything you did was understanding orders. There is a physician, NP, or PA Behind the scene who wrote the orders. Being a...
    May 6
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Joining the military with BSN
    It would help if 2 nurse have equal experience and there is only 1 slot, otherwise not really since they want the best nurse.
    May 1
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. VA Overtime Pay
    At the VA you can end up working overtime when there is a low census if you are scheduled to work that shift. Happened to me once, worked OT and only had 1 patient. The reason why is the VA staffs...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. VA Overtime Pay
    Forget about that, you would never be paid over time in the private sector this way.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Military Nursing
    Depending on how you want to pay for college enlisting now, getting out and going to nursing school using the GI bill is a good option. There is no guarantee that you will be able to rejoin as an RN...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. What is Entry-Level Rank for Nurse Airforce, and what are working conditions?
    I can not speak for the AF but the working conditions in the Army are better than the time I spent as an 8404 corpsman. You can expect to work more than 40 hours in a week due to collateral duties...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Active duty nursing specialty
    I am not sure what you mean by this, but if you mean join the Army with another AOC then switch to the nurse Corp this would be a tougher route. Not only do you have to be accepted by the nurse Corp...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. VA Overtime Pay
    If you explore further it states that hospitals & residential care facilities may pay overtime based on a 80 hour 2 week basis. There are a few industries which are exempt from paying overtime at all.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Does the military hire nurse educators?
    You will need to speak with a healthcare recruiter to find out the need. This might be a position they do not recruit for and have to apply for it once you are in the system.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. VA ADN/BSN Question
    I would take the position now since you do not know when the position will come up again and if you would even be considered again if you turn it down. Once you complete your BSN and you come up for...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. VA Overtime Pay
    Because averages out to be 40 hours per week and by federal law they do not have to pay overtime if the average is under 40 hours per week. If you worked for a company which was on a 4 week pay...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. new grad RN BSN no experience
    The Army is the same way, there are programs to go from enlisted to officer but it is not something you will get just because you have the degree. Another thing if you do go enlisted you will be...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Waiting for local Army Hospital
    Being a federal position it can take 6 months or longer to fill.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. new grad RN BSN no experience
    What part on NY do you live in? I am from WNY and back in '98 when I completed my ADN only 1 nurse was able to find full time work. I ended up moving to NC to find a position. As Jfrantian states...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. new grad RN BSN no experience
    It sounds like its an enlisted position. Is the recruiter a healthcare recruiter or the corner enlisted recruiter? If its the enlisted recruiter stay clear since becoming a RN in any service is...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. VA Hiring Process
    I would call to just to cover your self that you are accepting the position just in case they forgot to put down that you needed to reply; which of course would be your fault not theirs since its the...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Can you please share your experiences as a military nurse?
    No matter which of the 3 services you like you need to speak with healthcare recruiters to see which one is the right fit for you. They all have their pros & cons just like working in a civilian...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. VA nurse pay scales
    It can get you some seniority, it all depends on the VA a d what you did in the service.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Current State of Navy Nursing Recruiting
    Not to start, all the services want their nurse to work med-surg and have a taste of other areas before they go to a specialty. You never there might be an area of nursing you never thought you...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Current State of Navy Nursing Recruiting
    If you are talking about scrubing cases even in the civilian world nurses do not scrub in a lot. On higher acuity cases RN's scrub in but on a simple hernia the hospital is going to want to pay...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Current State of Navy Nursing Recruiting
    For the most part in the Army perioperative nurse's do not scrub. It makes economical sense to have enlisted scrub techs vs nurse's scrub in. It's a whole lot cheaper to pay a E-4 vs O-2 to scrub in.
    Apr 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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