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Registered Nurse in the Military

Discussion in 'Military' started by BenJammn5, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    Caduceus Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    the Lowcountry
    09 DCSB TRD 4x4
    I'm actually a doc in the Navy.

    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.
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:44 AM

    ETAV8R Out DERP'n

    Feb 20, 2008
    Republik of Kalifornia
    MGM 09 AC 4WD V6 TRD-OR w/ 2013 FWC Finch
    Grillcraft, Demello Sliders, Bilstein front and rear with OME coils and springs, Wheelers Bumpstops front and rear
    Sounds like even more reason to go Air Guard...from my limited knowledge of course. My mothers service was during a much different time for our nation. AFAIK the air guard is still less fluid and a much tighter type of unit.
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    BenJammn5 [OP] RN

    Feb 5, 2009
    San Francisco
    09 TRD-Off Road PreRunner
    TRD cat-back with Spintech prostreet muffler, AFE Pro dry S intake, 16" SCS F-5, 3.5 BS, 305/70 GT Radial MT, King extended travel front/rear, 2" add-a-leaf, Maxtrack Spindles, Sway bar delete, DSM UCA, All Pro IFS skid, Cab mount chop, bed cab locks, Black badges, cali raised amber LED fogs, 6K FX-R Morimoto projectors with 55watt ballast, fog mod, cheap rear dust lamp from autozone, Hellas 500 behind grill, Color match Satoshi Grill, Hood scoop, rear bumper by BTF, color matched Glassworks bed caps, Wet Okole seat covers
    Ah you're a doc. very cool. I used to work ER as a tech/EMT. I'm working on a tele unit now as an LVN... and then RN soon. Maybe I'll finish taking a bunch of chem and physics and try my luck at the MCAT. I used to work w/ an ER Doc that was a prior RN, at any rate...

    So you can't work OT in the Navy as a nurse?

    I've looked into public health briefly, but I should delve deeper. One of the main forces driving me to the Military is my school debt. I want to pay it off as fast as possible. Sure, we're all in debt till we die but I don't wanna get comfortable w/ that mindset.
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