What unit is a new nurse assigned too?

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For instance when a nurse gets his/her order to a hospital what sort of unit would they be in (i.e patch worn on the left shoulder)? If you are stationed in peace time could your unit still be a combat support hospital? Other branches of the army have the 1st, 2nd and 101st division's ect, what do nurses get attached to? Can their units be those previous divisions?

Specializes in critical care: trauma/oncology/burns.
for instance when a nurse gets his/her order to a hospital what sort of unit would they be in (i.e patch worn on the left shoulder)? if you are stationed in peace time could your unit still be a combat support hospital? other branches of the army have the 1st, 2nd and 101st division's ect, what do nurses get attached to? can their units be those previous divisions?

hi. the patch on your left shoulder would be a medical services patch 8th_md_brgd_acu_33xx.jpg&w=77&h=80of some kind. for instance, when i was in the reserves i was with the 8th med bde and that is the patch that we wore {i understand now that the patch itself has changed!} [see picture][/url] symbolism: the greek cross, a symbol of aid and assistance is used to represent the 8th medical brigade. the crown alluding to new york referred to as the "empire state" was suggested by the statue of liberty in new york harbor. in numerology the number eight symbolizes regeneration and achievement. the octagon shape furthermore alludes to the numerical designation of the 8th medical brigade. maroon and white are colors used for the army medical department

once i went ad the acu patch i now wear is hlth_serv_comnd_acu_33xx.jpg&w=116&h=150the health services acu patch (see picture)

if you are profis and are deployed or are deployed with a company, that will determine which "combat patch" you will wear. you may deploy with the 101st airborne, or the 82nd airborne (as two examples)

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Thanks! Couple quick follow up questions...What is PROFIS and is that last patch you displayed what all nurses wear when not deployed? Would CONUS (or nurses in Germany) nurses be assigned in companies, battalion or brigades are do they just work independently in the military hospitals? I guess I am a bit confused because most members of the military I know are assigned to specific companies/battalions/brigades ect.

Specializes in critical care: trauma/oncology/burns.
thanks! couple quick follow up questions...what is profis and is that last patch you displayed what all nurses wear when not deployed? would conus (or nurses in germany) nurses be assigned in companies, battalion or brigades are do they just work independently in the military hospitals? i guess i am a bit confused because most members of the military i know are assigned to specific companies/battalions/brigades ect.

profis is professional fill-in system meaning: if you do not mobilize or deploy with your whole company (such as alpha or bravo company) you would be considered profis. many reserve units or tpu's (troop program units) are considered to be "back fill's" and will supplement a unit/co. i was with a msu (medical support unit) and our metl (mission essential task list), among others, was to back fill another unit when needed. even ad if you don't go with your company then you would be considered profis. big difference between the 2: profis 66h's usually deploy for 6-9 months. if you are tapped to go with your co. then you will deploy for 12+ months.

that last patch is the medical services patch. all wear it (physicians, nurses, veterinarians) just designates you are part of the medical service. yes you wear that whether you deployed, were overseas....presently i am "light on the right" as i haven't deployed, yet. i will deploy this september.

yes most 66h's will be assigned, according to the needs of the army, to a medcen. i was assigned to fort bliss/william beaumont army medcen. some of my friends were assigned to korea, others to their first choice on their "dream list" you will get your orders from branch, and again everything is according to the needs of the army. my company is a (alpha) co. and my immediate supervisor is my hn in the icu, the maj. but if my co. cmdr says "jump" i am expected to jump.

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