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I am in the Navy reserves as a nurse and want to pursue nursing/health informatics.  I found an Additional Qualification Designator (AQD) of 68L which designates informatics.  Are there any working in that capacity currently in the military or have the AQD if 68L? 

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jfratian has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I don't know the Navy specifically (I'm Air Force), but you generally can't start in a job like that in military nursing.  You have to work somewhere as a bedside nurse for a few years and apply for that job.  That job code also doesn't guarantee that you will always have that job...simply that you're qualified to do it; I'm an ICU nurse but could easily be a commander's executive officer.

Typically, nurses in the military work in patient care for a few years, do a special assignment mid career (such as an instructor position, grad school, a developmental fellowship, or informatics), and then go into command or an advanced clinical position at the end of their career.

 

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