you're awesome man, thanks I got it.
Sounds like a revolving door. So the comradery between the staff is probably broken a little as new staff are flowing in and out every few years. Working in a tent, a ship, etc. 'Sounds' like fun, but I know reality can dictate otherwise.
I know going in commissioned, officers have to go through training, but do they also go through boot camp? Not a problem for me or a determining factor for raising my right hand.
Caduceus-As a nurse, would you go navy or nay? kind of a hard question but just curious. Do you see the benefits of healthcare work outside the military system better for your personal life?
OIS = Officer Indoctrination School = the Navy's wimpy version of boot for officers. 6 weeks, used to be Rhode Island (might still be), pretty easy. Not the "in your face" boot you see in movies or TV.
Yeah, lots of revolving door. Also disgruntled folks that didn't get what they want, but it's only a year!
I used to work in an ER as a civilian. The benefits of military life are pretty good. Usually good hours, free health care, retirement at 20 years, decent salary (nurses are probably on par w/ civilian, usually), respect. The downside is the occasional break from your family, which can be good or bad. Civilian life is nice cuz you can work OT, work a second job easier, often better advancement opportunities. Depends on what you like.
Might be worth looking into other opportunities for nursing too, public health corps and things of that nature. Plus, there are civilian contract jobs at military facilities.