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Military Nurse

A military nurse is an RN that works through the military, possibly all over the world.  The job description includes treating wounds, administering necessary medication, assisting with post-operative patient care, and caring for the sick. 

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To Become a Military Nurse

To become a military nurse, you'll need a nursing diploma either an associate of science in nursing (ASN), or a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and your RN (registered Nurse).  Once you’ve completed an ASN or BSN program, you are qualified to take your NCLEX-RN exam (National Council Licensure Examination) which qualifies you to work as a registered nurse. 

Working as a military nurse means that you’ve enlisted in the military.  This will enable you to work within that capacity. 

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As with most careers, the higher your level of education, the greater your pay potential will be. In short, a bachelors in nursing will generally yield to a higher salary than an associates degree. Although, some individuals starts with an associates of science in nursing (ASN) so that they can begin working as a registered nurse after only two years of schooling. Then, then I can see you in an RN-to-BSN program in order to complete their bachelors while they work as a nurse.  This is an alternative to completing a nursing bachelors degree before obtaining an RN.  There are also opportunities for a Masters degree through bridge programs such as this. Another nursing degree program is entitled are and to MSN. This program allows registered nurses to work toward their masters degree. With a nursing masters degree, position such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner are available. These are certainly the highest paid nurses in the industry. A military nurse practitioner has a great deal of autonomy within the field, being able to write prescriptions and provide much of the care that is generally provided by physicians.

Military Nurse Salary

Registered nurse salary is largely dependent on your education. While an ASN registered nurse will make about $50,000 per year, Military nurse practitioner salary can be upwards of $100,000 per year.