Navy Nurses Stationed with the USMC

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Are any Navy nurses currently (or ever been in the past) stationed with the Marines?

I'm married to an active duty career Marine and am hoping to go into the Navy Nurse Corps.

I'm just curious about the experience of being stationed with the Marines. I've read all sorts of things about how being stationed with the Marines makes you more likely to deploy and be near combat, etc.

Are there any other big differences or things to be aware of?

Just looking for some general information about how it might differ from regular Navy nursing...

Thanks in advance! :)

jeckrn, BSN, RN

1,868 Posts

Specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.

All depends on if you are stationed at a hospital or with division

rockytopRN2b

74 Posts

All depends on if you are stationed at a hospital or with division

Thanks... any chance you would be willing to expound on that a little? Such as what is the situation you would encounter by being stationed with division as opposed to the hospital? I know you can be assigned to certain units and if these deploy, you would deploy with them, however in the absence of that, you would work at the hospital. Is that what you're referring to?

Can't speak for RNs, but when my dad was a corpsman that was how it worked for him. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same for nurses (but won't feel bad if I receive a fat correction on that).

jeckrn, BSN, RN

1,868 Posts

Specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.

My experience with the Marines was enlisted as a Corpsman. When I spoke with the Navy recruiter about returning to the Navy as a Nurse told me there was billets(jobs) with Marines at division. What they do I do not know since Nurses are not down to company/regiement level where I was at. Nurses do serve in FSSG (Field Service Support Units) units. Which are combat hospitals, higher level aid stations along with different type of Marine support units. Sorry that I could not give you more info.

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