How many 91C (Army) RNs here?

  1. I'm one - Did my time in the Army (Madigan/Walson/7th Med Bn in Korea) and took the CA state boards about 30 years ago! Worked ICU/CCU & ED while in Pre-Med program in college. Almost made it into med school and ended up with a BSMedTech. Progressed up to Lab Manager and then switched to lab information systems. Did Quality/PI/Risk Management for about 5 years and then went back to I.T., currently a Sr. Clinical Systems Analyst. Any stories?
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    Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 5
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  3. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Zetetic
    I'm one - Did my time in the Army (Madigan/Walson/7th Med Bn in Korea) and took the CA state boards about 30 years ago! Worked ICU/CCU & ED while in Pre-Med program in college. Almost made it into med school and ended up with a BSMedTech. Progressed up to Lab Manager and then switched to lab information systems. Did Quality/PI/Risk Management for about 5 years and then went back to I.T., currently a Sr. Clinical Systems Analyst. Any stories?
    Hello,
    I see they change MOS's a bit, I had to google to see what yours was, now knows and 98M6, (LPN-Medic, yet, from what I hear it is much more than a civilian LPN).

    I have not stories, I am IRR waiting to graduate and pass boards but, nice to meet you.
    Gen
  4. by   traumaRUs
    I'm an RN now who was stationed with my Air Force hubby in Ft Greely, Alaska - the only air force on the base. I worked in the clinic there and we had two "shake and bake" 91C's - this was back in the late 80's when there was such a shortage of LPNs. They were very good.
  5. by   Zetetic
    Yes, we were considered equivalent to an LPN/LVN when we completed training. My school was at Madigan/Ft. Lewis and they took us up the freeway in a bus to Seattle to take the WA state LPN exam. I took the RN boards in CA when I was discharged.
  6. by   Bronx1560
    Currently my LPN's (91WM6 MOS Today) are my backbone, they help alot & are very rare in the ICU's in hospitals today U may see 2 tops. While in Iraq they do my job (Critical Care Nurse) (66H8A).

    Wierd but true, not many RN to go to Iraq, less 8A's RN, so LPN's do pt care while 8A charge the unit.

    I say if U are a 91WM6 go to the AECP & get your RN. The experience they get deployed is on a RN level they only need the degree.
    Last edit by Bronx1560 on Apr 16, '07
  7. by   Jarnaes
    There's been yet another change to the 91 series MOS... they are now the 68 series.
  8. by   zenman
    I did the 91C course at Ft. Sam in 1971/72. Challenged the CA state boards and passed. Haven't looked back since.
  9. by   futrarmyCRNA
    I am currently an RN-BSN working in ICU/CCU for the last 4 years. Did the army 91C/LPN school in 91-92 at Fitzsimmons AMC. Worked for a year in Peds/newborn nursery at Ft. Campbell before going to a field unit. I am going back active duty to CRNA school next year and owe much of my success to the army and it's LPN school.
  10. by   lilgem
    If I am a 68WM6 (LPN)...what would be the next / quickest step to complete my RN and eventually my PA or NP or even med school...in order to practice in the civilian world? Can I transfer (cilivian school) or start some RN program (mlitary)? Will I then be an RN in civilian? Thanks
  11. by   jeckrn
    Quote from lilgem
    if i am a 68wm6 (lpn)...what would be the next / quickest step to complete my rn and eventually my pa or np or even med school...in order to practice in the civilian world? start attending your local college. take the courses for either the pa or rn progam, depending on what you want to end up with. they do not require the same courses for the most part. if you do not have any college credit start taking gen ed classes. if you are on ad at this time use your ta to help pay for it. can i transfer (cilivian school) or start some rn program (mlitary)? will i then be an rn in civilian? to obtain your rn you still have to go thru civilian schools, if it is thru the military they just are paying for it in some fashion. thanks
    good luck

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