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RN - first experience

Discussion in 'Military' started by TakDwn, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Aug 26, 2012 at 1:39 AM
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    TakDwn

    TakDwn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm considering/researching joining the military. I have my BS degree and have a few years experience as an RN. Already have CCRN, BLS, PALS and ACLS. And am an Instructor as well.
    Thinking Air Force, but not totally closed to other branches. After several weeks of looking online I thought I'd ask if anyone here has any comments/suggestions. I see several on here are active in military and even a few officers.
    I am considering going to NP, Master program. Should I do so before entering or will military pay? I'd really like to get my past student loans paid for if possible. Any bonuses being offered?
    I know I'd have to do the 6 weeks of OCS like basic training for officers, is this correct? Then what from there?
    Has anyone headed in this direction and wish they didn't??
    I'd appreciate any advise. Thanks!!!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    brian

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    Theres plenty of programs for getting your courses done while you're in, and thats aside from the MGIB. DANTES, CLEP, etc. Theres also the SOCCOAST program. All for you.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    First, if your serious about joining the military. Thank you.

    My question. Though would be why? Are you looking for a new experience? New thrill? Bored at doing your daily RN duties?

    That's all. No offense but you've spent so much time getting to where you are now as an RN why stop?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    I'm not too familar with the medical programs the AF has, but I know a guy that was an Anestesiologists (sp) he started out as a Major, bonus pay, loans reimbursed. He did his commitment and got a job at a hospital right away. It's def a thing to consider. Im not sure what you want to do, but I would look into the flight nurse program. It's extremely rewarding and will give you a unique experience. Im sure there's someone here that knows more.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    ChewbacaTW

    ChewbacaTW My progeny will be awesome!

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    Mitch makes a good point. If you just want to stay in the health field in the military then they can make you an officer and a nurse and stick you in a hospital and you can keep going to school and become a doctor eventually. If you want to see combat then you need to enlist and become a corpman, but even then they may see your potential and send you to ocs anyway... either way they will most likely pay some of your student loans.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:02 AM
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    If you haven't signed the line yet have a look at Air National Guard.
    Best kept secret in the military. Especially for BSN's.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    +1. I absolutely agree.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Interesting thread. Sub'd.
    Going back to grad school for my NP was definitely the best career move for me. Get an OR job and find a surgical practice to hire ya and pay for school and your golden. Half time in clinic and half assisting in OR.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    NP or NA. Both great moves for any nurse. Not sure if the AF uses either.
     
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