Service Nurses please comment

  1. Hi,
    I have been thinking about joining the armed forces and I was hoping that some service nurses out there could tell me whether or not they enjoy being the services and why?
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    District Nurse; from AU
    Specialty: Community, Renal, OR


  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sorry, can't help as no experience.

    Can some of our posters please help?
  4. by   NannaNurse
    If you like meeting lots of people, having an extended family, moving every 3 years or so, moving to some really neat places, having all your health/dental benefits paid for, getting good pay, 1 month a year paid vacation......then JOIN!!
    Hi, former EMT/Army here. My ex was also in so we traveled alot. Lived in several countries and loved it.
    Do you have family? Single? BSN? You would go right to rank of Capt. if you are a RN.....officer status is great (got out as a Capt and ex is a retired Col).
    You can even get good assignments since is it a needed field.....but remember, if a conflict arises, medical are usually the first to go. Not trying to scare ya. Do you have kids? Married? I'm nosey, but if you are married, does your spouse agree? If single w/kids, you'll have to appoint somebody as legal guardian of your case your called out.