Deployment hx

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k, once again, i have another question! if i do get commissioned i really hope to get stationed @ SD. I was wondering if any of you have nursed @ the hospital there & if you could tell me how many mos you were homeport & how many mos you deployed (how long & where). i know every person's experience is different but i always enjoy hearing what you all have done. in fact, i wouldn't mind hearing everyone's homeport vs. deployment hx.

as i understand, i will prob being working medsurg for at least a yr since i will be a new grad. after that i am going to try & get ob. any experiences there in SD???? THANKS!!! You guys are all wonderful for answering all my questions!!! :urck:

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Itshamrtym

472 Posts

Does anyone know what the age limit if for the NCP?? thank you!!!!

Specializes in L& D, High Risk Antepartum.

I am stationed at NMCSD. I went straight to OB nursing and my husband went to mental health you don't always go to MED Surg nursing. As for deployments I won't go the whole 3 years I am here unless I beg and plead and come in on my off time to cross train to emergency, med surg, or ICU. I instead decided to go the other way and float to the NICU instead. My husband on the other hand will do one deployment while here because he is mental health. It really depends on you. If you are a go getter and go the adult route you could deploy sooner. I on the other hand chose to stay where I am at and run my floor as charge and then float to a non-deployable area. That being said I have done my depoyment time 3 years on a ship, isolated duty, and a squadron. I am just at the time in my life where I feel my kids would really suffer if my husband and I both had to deploy.

ENS Allison

crazylilkelly

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Specializes in OB, Cardiac. Has 1 years experience.
I am stationed at NMCSD. I went straight to OB nursing and my husband went to mental health you don't always go to MED Surg nursing. As for deployments I won't go the whole 3 years I am here unless I beg and plead and come in on my off time to cross train to emergency, med surg, or ICU. I instead decided to go the other way and float to the NICU instead. My husband on the other hand will do one deployment while here because he is mental health. It really depends on you. If you are a go getter and go the adult route you could deploy sooner. I on the other hand chose to stay where I am at and run my floor as charge and then float to a non-deployable area. That being said I have done my depoyment time 3 years on a ship, isolated duty, and a squadron. I am just at the time in my life where I feel my kids would really suffer if my husband and I both had to deploy.

ENS Allison

Thanks so much for your input!! i hope you don't mind if i ask you a few Q:

1) How do you like OB @ NMSD??? pros/cons

2) Did you have civilian experience in OB prior to the service?

3) Do OB navy nurses deploy less than the adult counterparts (i don't mind deployments....just wondering)

4) Does it seem like there is a need for more OB nurses on your floor??? essentially, do you have any opinoin on how hard it would be to get ob??? i know that's one of those tough questions that you may not know the answer to, thought id ask anyhow!

THanks!! i'm so excited to hear from you. i should find out this wk if the navy is giong to let me apply for a waiver to get back in after a medical discharge. wish me luck! :)

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