Registered nurses are licensed professionals who provide medical care to service members and their families. The work of a registered nurse in the Military may range from providing routine medical care to caring for the wounded or assisting in disaster relief.Explore this career outside the military
Registered nurses work in hospitals and clinics. Some work in sick bays aboard ships or in mobile field hospitals. Others work in airplanes that transfer patients to medical centers.
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Registered Nurses in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for registered nurses primarily consists of classroom instruction, conferences, demonstrations, and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Training length varies depending on specialty. Like other officers working in healthcare, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, orientation to military structure, healthcare and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Practices and principles of military nursingCare of emotionally-disturbed patientsHealthcare for childrenNursing techniquesAnesthesia, respiratory therapy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitationRead More
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