nursing then coast guard?

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by che527, May 29, 2017.

  1. che527

    che527 Member

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    is it possible for me to become a surgical nurse and then enlist in the coast guard?
     
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    As two separate, unrelated career paths, sure, as long as you didn't exceed the age limit for enlisting.

    If you are asking if you can be a nurse in the CG, the Coast Guard does not have its own uniformed healthcare providers. It either uses the nearest DOD/USA/USN/USAF military treatment facility or has a USPHS officer assigned or other options.
    https://www.gocoastguard.com/active...rtunities/programs/health-profession-programs


    If you are researching Army, Air Force and Navy nursing, don't overlook USPHS, one of the 7 uniformed services. They are very professional and have most of the same benefits as the 5 armed services.
    https://www.usphs.gov/student/jrcostep.aspx
     
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  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    There are a few Coast Guard Physician Assistants..... but that's all I know about.
     
  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    LITS, your comment reminded me of a PHS dentist I met about 8 years ago, but as she was detailed to the CG, she wore a CG uniform. Complete surprise. See the link below about CG-PHS - interesting to read, as I had very little awareness of the close connection.

    https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/reserves-and-coast-guard-flight-surgeon.722331/

    And as for the PAs, I learned about them - good to know if that pops up around SAF again.

    https://www.gocoastguard.com/reserv...ion-physician-assistant-selected-reserve-dcpa
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    My classmate just graduated from PA school, so that's the only reason I even knew that. It's a handful of people.

    The PHS folks have different shoulder boards and covers when they're wearing CG uniforms.