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    I am applying for the guard this fall, and planning on continuing my nursing education/ROTC classes upon completion of AIT. What are the different distinctions or sub groups if you will that fall under a 68w. Is it a broad MOS that can land you anywhere or do you have some say in how you will be used as a medic?

    Also, since this is in AMEDD forum, one of the biggest incentives of the military to me is further training opportunities. Upon successful graduation as an RN, will there be sufficient ways to advance my nursing training? A civilian friend seems to be rather discourage as an RN, and feels he hasn't gotten anywhere higher than when he graduated college. I feel the Army will continually train me to be more proficient, is that a false assumption?

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    Re: 68w Distinctions

    You have many of great opportunities as a Health Care Specialist (68W), as a Soldier and a civilian! One of which being that the Guard can help pay for your degree, as you pursue Nursing. Have you looked at some of the videos from other 68W's at http://bit.ly/OLhtVK

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      Re: 68w Distinctions

      I don't think I'm going down with anything (except work shyness :-)) It could certainly be hormones. I've had a migraine for 3 days and they are also hormonal, so the mad BGs could be linked.

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        Re: 68w Distinctions

        When I was doing research I was under the assumption (I think from wiki) that there were different subgroups within 68w. When I asked my recruiter he said they were very rare and usually go to the Active people. Just know that when you come out of AIT you will have your NREMT-B which is a national certification to practice as an EMT in any state. But I've read on the whiskey side of the training they teach you way more than what a civilian EMT-B would be capable of like IV therapy, intubation, etc. As a civilian EMT-B you would not be allowed to do this unless you were an EMT-Intermediate or even as high as Paramedic.

        I actually have the very same intentions as you! I want to go ROTC and finish a Nursing degree. I plan on trying to get a conditional release from the Guard after I get my degree and go Active as an Army Nurse. From the EMT example, I would make the guess that being a Nurse in the military is very different from civilian Nursing. You have to learn to work with limited technology in the field and you're dealing with a lot of trauma injuries. On the plus side, a civilian Trauma Nurse tends to make higher on the salary charts.

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