U.S. Military Nurses Please Reply

  1. Hi. I've posted on this topic before but I'm still looking for more info. I'm in the process of getting my paperwork together to join the Air Force Nurse Corp. I'm looking for any and all detailed info about day to day life as a nurse in the military. What the hospitals/clinics are like, what the atmosphere is like, what the pay is like, and in what way is it different from "civilian" hospital nursing. Please help me out. I'm pretty sure I'm joining but want to know more about it.
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  3. by   e-nurse
    Hi. Just sending it back up top.
  4. by   JJFROG
    I will be happy to answer any questions. I did 4 years in the Army Nurse Corps email me with your questions and I will answer any specifics. There was a question similar to this in the student nurse section that I posted a huge reply which you may find helpful. I had a great time, pay was ok, met lots of great peopleand had lots of opprotunities. There are drawbacks too no on call pay, no shift differential you are expected to be "available" even on your days off, you will work where Uncle Sam needs you (which may be on a med/surg floor in the community hospital in the middle of Louisiana, when you really want to be in the ER of a busy medical center in Germany). There are all sizes of Medical Facilities that you may get to work in, all over the world. They will pay for your Masters, but don't forget you may have to move every 3 years, in the middle of your classes, and not all credits transfer. So plan carefully. The moving thing can be a benefit especially if you are in a bad assignment! You know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you are not in a dead end position. Go for it ! Remember I will be happy to get into the specifics.