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Thank you for the generous reply Medcorps
The short answer to your question is “no, you cannot”. The professional scope of practice that you are allowed within the CF is dependent on your training AND military trade. For example, if you are an RN but have joined the Reserve Force as a Medical Assistant, then your scope of practice will be that of a Med A. You will not be allowed to deploy as a Nursing Officer unless you are enrolled as a NO.RNArmy said:My question is, can you apply and complete Nursing officer training, but since there is no availability for NO, can I apply for a different job with my local reserve but still have the opportunity to sign up for or volunteer for any Nursing Officer jobs or overseas missions (as a NO).
BadWolf87 said:Hey all!
I'm newly graduated with my Bachelor's of Nursing (Critical Care) and joining the CAF is somewhat a dear dream. I've reached the point where making a final decision to enroll or not is upon me, and as i'd be applying to be a Nursing Officer, i have various questions. Most are basic and probably no-brainers, but i ask nonetheless
1) What is the assignment like? Essentially, i'm aware we get stationed where we are needed, but what are the various task differences versus a civilian hospital?
2) What are the odds of getting the assignment you ask for? Realistically of course, i'm a Montrealer and love it here, i'm curious to know the facts.
3) What is the general attire and hygiene care for a Nursing Officer? We don't usually partake in combat ops, so i doubt our protocols for things like hair, beard, dress and such are the same. No?
4) Big one: How different is MY basic versus the usual basic? I know they are different somehow, as i wouldn't be as combat-trained as, say, infantry. But still, like every newbie, i'm curious.
I do believe these are my biggest questions. I have asked these to recruiters and some people i know in the Navy, but i admit i would love to know various opinions or stories about these. Thanks in advance!!
AbdullahD said:Hey mate, I am not in the armed forces...
But if you do a quick search on this site you will see the short answer is that 32 is not to old. Failure rate at BMOQ is not super horrid and being fit 20 pushups/situps, 8-10 pull ups, 2.4k in 12 m 40s and able to run 5k... makes it easier.
Any rate spend some time googling this site and you will find answers to questions you never even thought of.