Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the Navy

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  1. I am a qualified nurse in the QA's and was just wondering if the navy has any Advanced Nurse Practitioners? If there are, how does one become one or is it a role reserved for officers?
    I'm in the army and talking to colleagues there is this general belief that even if it were possible to become one in the army, I would probably have to transfer to the navy or RAF to get the opportunity to become one as these branches are more supportive of their nurses personal career development.
    I don't know how far true this is so please correct me if I'm wrong.
    Any advice will be welcome.
  2. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

  3. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    I guess the real question is does the RN have a requirement for ANPs? I know the exact person to ask, will try tomorrow.
  4. Is that a pox doctor? qualified to dish out Mess pot stiff and stop your tot
  5. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    @Drake Yes, the RN has and does need ANP!
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  6. That's interesting news. So if I was a NCO nurse in the RN, what would the requirements be for me to gain ANP training if I wanted to progress in that direction.
    In other words, say I was willing to apply for and self fund my training would I easily gain consent and support from the powers that be?
  7. @Drake
    Not my specialised subject - but have you looked here:

    The medics have their own recruitment team, I believe. I note, in usual RN magnificence, that the links to recruitment don't work.... (keeps @Ninja_Stoker in a job!!). However there is a contact form that you might like to use.
  8. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    I'll ask....
  9. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Before I get my SME answer, I'd just say that as he's said there is a need/requirement immediately that suggests it would be provided for by the RN, so most likely no need to self fund.
  10. Info on that will be greatly appreciated. Cheers;)

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