#1
I was thinking about joining the army to become a nurse after college. I was wondering if the pit contains anybody who is experienced in this field and could give me some info about this experience? I plan on becoming a nurse but I feel like some military experience can help me in my future career.
#2
I am. PM me any questions you have or reply here.


EDIT:

I guess some more details would be in order. I'm a 68W20 (Combat Medic), Sergeant. Been in for 4 years, one tour to Iraq. Currently getting ACLS certified so I can get my Foxtrot identifier to be a Flight Medic.
Last edited by JustRooster at Sep 24, 2011,
#3
Damn, I was gonna inb4 jake on this thread but he's that quick...
When you saw me sleeping
thought I was dreaming
of you...


I didn't tell you
That the only dream
Is Valium for me
#4
cool thanks. I'll pm. It'll be nice if there can be anybody else willing to share.
#5
I'm a 68W also, I'm a specialist in the 10th mountain division . I was in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan, but since I've been injured they moved me from D.C. to Virginia.
Gir vs. Wild :a man with foreskin is like a mule with a spinning wheel, nobody knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it
#6
^I hear that's a very troubled province...

I'm in a Paramedic course right now thinking about Military as well... feel free to ask me civilian medic questions... I do live in Brooklyn so I get the works.
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#7
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I'm a 68W also, I'm a specialist in the 10th mountain division . I was in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan, but since I've been injured they moved me from D.C. to Virginia.

I hope you're alright. How did you get injured?
#8
I'm alright, thank you. I was on a dismount patrol and I got blown up, a piece of shrapnel went through my elbow joint. I got hooked up with an amazing surgeon tho and I'm fit to make a recovery. Don't let my story spook you tho, everyone has a different experience.
Gir vs. Wild :a man with foreskin is like a mule with a spinning wheel, nobody knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it
#9
I got knocked over when a car-bomb kicked over the wall I was standing next to. Didn't get hurt, though. I should have, though. Purple hearts get mad strange.

Dangerpat, do you mind if I PM you a few questions? I wanna get my ACLS certification, possibly my full paramedic for civilian stuff and so I can get my Flight Medic identifier military side. Also, if you have military questions, lemme know. You get fast-tracked through Medic school because of your license.
#11
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What does it take to become an army medic?



Patience, a bit of humility, and lots of studying. "70's Passing" doesn't work with the NREMT test.

Really, though, you don't 'need' anything to become an army medic, per se. The army gives you all the training you need, from the ground up. You just have to try your hardest and don't give up.
#12
I want to be a nurse. Should i go to the army after college so i can get a bit of experience?
#13
Since you've got some serious replies I have absolutely no qualms about saying that being a medic means you get to carry an overpowered weapon with an entirely unfairly huge ammo drum and get an obscene amount of points just by pointing your defibrillator at a guy who was just blown to shreds by an RPG and jolting him right back together with it.

/badco

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#14
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I want to be a nurse. Should i go to the army after college so i can get a bit of experience?



If you talk to a recruiter, tell him you're interested in the MOS 68W10M6. Tell you want to the M6 (pronounced Mike Six) identifier. That's the Army's version of an LPN. In fact, I think it gets you certified as an LPN. So it could definitely be a big stepping stone in the way of learning.

Most colleges will actually take your EMT-B or LPN license and use them to get free credits in school. Being in the Army will give you free P.E. credits, and depending on the school, some anatomy or phys. course here or there. Plus, it pays for your college.


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Since you've got some serious replies I have absolutely no qualms about saying that being a medic means you get to carry an overpowered weapon with an entirely unfairly huge ammo drum and get an obscene amount of points just by pointing your defibrillator at a guy who was just blown to shreds by an RPG and jolting him right back together with it.

/badco



Which reminds me, I just got XBL back and BC2. Add me.
#15
If I had to join the military I'd become a medic.


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Since you've got some serious replies I have absolutely no qualms about saying that being a medic means you get to carry an overpowered weapon with an entirely unfairly huge ammo drum and get an obscene amount of points just by pointing your defibrillator at a guy who was just blown to shreds by an RPG and jolting him right back together with it.

/badco

Must play some BACO2 again. Was such a long time ago.
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#16
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I got knocked over when a car-bomb kicked over the wall I was standing next to. Didn't get hurt, though. I should have, though. Purple hearts get mad strange.

Dangerpat, do you mind if I PM you a few questions? I wanna get my ACLS certification, possibly my full paramedic for civilian stuff and so I can get my Flight Medic identifier military side. Also, if you have military questions, lemme know. You get fast-tracked through Medic school because of your license.


Is that Advanced C*[something] Life support? Never heard of it over here...
#17
Quote by JustRooster
If you talk to a recruiter, tell him you're interested in the MOS 68W10M6. Tell you want to the M6 (pronounced Mike Six) identifier. That's the Army's version of an LPN. In fact, I think it gets you certified as an LPN. So it could definitely be a big stepping stone in the way of learning.

Most colleges will actually take your EMT-B or LPN license and use them to get free credits in school. Being in the Army will give you free P.E. credits, and depending on the school, some anatomy or phys. course here or there. Plus, it pays for your college.


Which reminds me, I just got XBL back and BC2. Add me.

Thanks for the info. But the thing is I want to go to college and get degree in nursing so i can become an RN and eventually a nurse practitioner. I heard the nursings jobs are pretty hard to come by, so maybe if I can get some experience after college in the army i'd have a better shot while gaining more knowledge. Wouldn't my path be different from those of an LPN?
#18
Badcofriends should add me on XBL. SteveHouse11.

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Thanks for the info. But the thing is I want to go to college and get degree in nursing so i can become an RN and eventually a nurse practitioner. I heard the nursings jobs are pretty hard to come by, so maybe if I can get some experience after college in the army i'd have a better shot while gaining more knowledge. Wouldn't my path be different from those of an LPN?


Oh, dude, you wouldn't at all have to stay on that path. It could get you certified, and THEN you start going to school to get your RN. Not only will it be paid for, but you'll have a leg-up and extra credits.

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Is that Advanced C*[something] Life support? Never heard of it over here...


Cardiac.


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#20
Aww. What I planned to do was go to college FIRST and then join the army. I kind of want to experience the whole college thing before signing up. But according to what you're saying i join the army first and then go to school? What is wrong with the former?
#22
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Aww. What I planned to do was go to college FIRST and then join the army. I kind of want to experience the whole college thing before signing up. But according to what you're saying i join the army first and then go to school? What is wrong with the former?



You have to pay for it and you won't have any prior experience. Of course, if you join the army afterwards you'll get tuition reimburstment.

If you're an RN, you won't become a combat medic. You'll be a medical officer. You'll enlist as a 2nd Lieutenant and be part of a medical unit somewhere.


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Last edited by JustRooster at Sep 25, 2011,
#23
hey justrooster did you get my pm by any chance?


and what does the medical officer do?
#24
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hey justrooster did you get my pm by any chance?


and what does the medical officer do?



Yeah, dude. Replied this morning.


And a lot more stuff than a medic gets to do in a medical unit, that's for sure. Woo for cavalry units without PA's.
#25
Don't know what's going on in the big Army these days. Legs/medics/shitheads saying "no" to QRF for and talking shit to the goddamn TF
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