Naval Nursing....

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by KLB16, Sep 6, 2014.

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  1. I'm approaching my third year of my degree in adult nursing in september. I am interesed in joining the navy once I have qualified.
    Does anyone know....
    Do I need to have any critical care experience before joining the navy as a naval nurse? Can I join straight out of nurse training (after my perceptorship).

    Any advice ??

    Thanks :)
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    For definitive advice on the clinical experience required for Nursing Officer and Qualified Naval Nurse (Rating), it is best to speak direct with the Medical specialist recruiters in Portsmouth via your nearest AFCO. To find your nearest AFCO, follow the link in the signature block below.
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  3. Thanks!
  4. Hi I've just completed my adult nursing degree and start basic training in Oct. Are you wanting to join as an officer? If so they require post grad experience.
  5. Hiya!
    I would like to join as soon as I'm finished really, so no not as an officer. Will the navy post me up post qualifying?
  6. The AFCO I dealt with didn't really know what the process for QARNNS was, I ended up speaking to the nursing recruiters in Portsmouth who were fantastic.

    From what was explained to me, once you have done your basic training you go to one of the three MOD hospitals to do a further 1 year acute rotational programme, so spending 4 months at a time (there abouts) in ICU, A&E, theatres and surgical.
  7. Ohh interesting, sounds good! I may get in contact with the recruiters in Portsmouth then and see what additional information I can get from them! :)

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