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How can I leverage my military career experience and my nursing License into an emergency medicine career.

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Bill Carter Jacksonville, FL

I feel like I am getting nowhere.

18 November 2018 3 replies Mentoring

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Veteran

Bill Carter Jacksonville, FL

I am an LPN with two years experience and a combat medic with 6. It appears to most Emergency Rooms my medic background gives me zero credit for training. If I take myself out of the work force for 18 months I can go back to school for RN because of my LPN training but you would think 4 years on the line and 2 years working Military Hospitals Emergency Room where I did everything from sutures to Advanced Cardiac Life Support I would be farther along.

Veteran

Bill Carter Jacksonville, FL

I am an LPN with two years experience and a combat medic with 6. It appears to most Emergency Rooms my medic background gives me zero credit for training. If I take myself out of the work force for 18 months I can go back to school for RN because of my LPN training but you would think 4 years on the line and 2 years working Military Hospitals Emergency Room where I did everything from sutures to Advanced Cardiac Life Support I would be farther along.

Advisor

Jeremy Serwer Woodstock, CT

Hello Bill,

I'm not in the medical arena, but -- depending on what your military career experience is -- it seems either local hospitals and/or first responder EMT units are always looking for those with nursing or other medical training. If this includes your military background, your resume should read well.

Have you not had success with these institutions?

JS

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