Any former Marine grunts going into nursing?

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I spent 10 years in the Marine Corps infantry and now I'm trying to get my pre-reqs knocked out to get into the RN program in Pensacola. Any other 03s out there doing the same? I was hoping I wasn't alone.

I have a cruise book from Aug '90- April '91, and the CO of Wpns CO is named Calhoun. Don't know the guy, so I have no idea if he ran marathons. :p You're probably in here....... (no idea why my husband has this cruise book, but he's asleep and when I tried to ask him, he just mumbled and went back to sleep).

Specializes in orthopedics, retina/ ophthal, neuro.

6312, VMA 311 Tomcats Avionics, 1997-2002.

Seriously considering going back in as a Navy nurse.

Not a military member but planning to join. I'm a career-confused 19-year old who's struggling to make a decision. My family convinced me to pursue a degree in Nursing for the money and high job demands. I wanted to join the military, but I don't know anyone who can talk to me about it. Advice anyone?


Thanks to all of you for your service.:bowingpur

not a grunt but I was 0481...remember the red patchers! I am a nurse resident starting this week. Man, nursing school sucks. Semper Fi, guys!

I was a Marine grunt. 11 and a half years. I was med sep'd in feb '10. 98-03 i was an air winger in yuma, then lat moved to infantry till feb 2010.... stationed at pendleton. 1st LAR bn and then IMEF G-3...

I just started nursing school in sept 10 and i will grad in dec 12. I also work at a hospital as a patient sitter... It has given me an interesting perspective as i go through school. In april i can apply to be a NAP, which will be good...

I would love to go back into service as an RN, but my ankle has the strength of a dorito, and as any grunt can attest, the back and knees of an 80 year old man.

fight the good fight!!!!

Semper fi.. oh and in 2 days happy birthday!!!!

Not USMC but spent 10 yeas in the Navy as a PR1, I'm trying to knock out those pre-recs to and work full time. good luck to you bro.

I see you posted this back in 2010, so maybe you won't see this. But yeah, I was Marine Infantry as an 0311 prior to becoming an RN. It was a shock from going from a platoon consisting of only males to a Nursing School program where I was the sole male in the program. I've been an RN now for over 3 years now, and I can tell you that's a whole different ball game, but every much as challenging. Just a different kind of challenge. I do not know of your past, but serving in a combat theater helped me in many ways. I love the path I've chosen after the Infantry. Its a different world, but I think your training in the infantry will be a great asset in your future, providing you can leave certain experiences you faced as a Grunt in the past and not allow you to hinder your future as an effective RN. Semper Fidelis.

Specializes in TICU, Acute Inpatient Rehab.

Hey I'm interested where you are now almost 8 years later lol.

I'm former Infantry (Mortarman) US Army.

I begin the RN program at my college this Fall!

I'm anticipating not very many men, let alone Veterans.

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