service members, their dependents and virtually anybody,
anywhere in the world could be in need of critical,
life-saving care at any time. The task of providing care of
this magnitude may seem too monumental for some, but for
Navy Nurses, it’s just part of a normal day.
a uniquely talented and compassionate individual to be a
Navy Nurse. Nurses are needed in areas of the world where
care may not be readily available.
“Nurses who come
in here say that they want to be part of something bigger
than themselves,” says Navy Lieutenant Albert Ford, Officer
Recruiter for Navy Recruiting District Raleigh. “They are
smart and they want to be successful, but they also want to
care for people all over the world and be part of the
The Navy offers Nurses who have
earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, have at
least two years of experience and currently work in nursing
the opportunity to join the Navy Nurse Corps. Critical Care
and Medical/Surgical Nurses are in high demand.
Navy needs Critical Care Nurses, because they are needed in
the field and in hospitals to prepare patients for the next
level of care. They treat wounded warriors and get them
stabilized,” says Lt. Ford.
“We need Medical/Surgical
Nurses, because they don’t typically have specialties yet,
which means that they could work in a variety of areas
within Navy Medicine. When Navy critical care nurses are
abroad, the Navy has medical/surgical nurses to backfill
other vital nursing positions.”
Navy recruiters who
have real-world experience working in various fields within
Navy medicine are eager to share their experiences with
potential nursing recruits. They understand the level of
courage it takes to care for a critically wounded comrade.
“We know that applicants will have a lot of questions
about military medicine,” says Lt. Ford. “We can answer
these questions based on our experiences overseas, in the
field and in Navy hospitals. Opportunities in the Navy are
unparalleled. You can’t get these experiences anywhere else
in the world.”
March 16, 2016 - Teaming up for patient safety ... Cmdr. Nanette
Brown, Lt. Nguyet Allbaugh, HN Isaiah Prado and HN Kelsey Yarbrough
visit Naval Hospital Bremerton's Simulation Lab featuring a "room of
errors" with a medical mannequin, designated as a "Patient Safety
Seek and Find" room to have staff discover multiple risk hazards -
15 in all - to a patient's safety. The room, organized by NHB Navy
Nurse Corps, was a featured part of the command's recognition of the
2016 National Patient Safety Awareness Week for March 13-19, 2016.
(U.S. Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz)
Navy Nurses are leaders in their field. They educate the
people around them and influence policy within Navy
Medicine. The Navy is accepting qualified nurses who are
interested in applying leading-edge medical advances at
shore, at sea and all across the world.
putting the future of Navy medicine into the Navy, so at
Navy Officer Recruiting Station Raleigh, we recruit the best
nurses there are,” says Lt. Ford. If you qualify for the
Navy Nursing Program, contact us.”
In other words,
the Navy needs more real life super heroes to take on the
role of Navy Nurse. Do you have the humility to care for
people in remote locations around the world where there is
limited access to healthcare? Do you have the courage to
save the lives of service members who fight for our country?
Will you have the perseverance to save lives, day in and day
Learn more about the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps!
By USAF TSgt. Tamara Dabney, Navy Recruiting District Raleigh
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