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1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse

1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse discusses why she joined army: educational opportunities, move to different places and hospitals, stat eof the art technology, cutting edge research. Being able to spend more time with pati...

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  • Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse

    Captain Samuel Sama, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/benefits - ...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse
    01:28
  • Yale Graduate

    Capt. Jocelyn Figueroa Blackwell, Family Physician (HPSP) - talks about role/exp...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Family Practice Army Healthcare

    Yale Graduate
    01:17
  • Captain Kevin Gormley - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Captain KEVIN GORMLEY, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner talks about role/experienc...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    Captain Kevin Gormley - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    01:45
  • Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)

    Major, Pawlowicz talks about role/experience/benefits - General Dentist (Reserv...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)
    00:59
  • 2nd Lieutenant. Martha Morales - Dental Student

    2nd lieutenant, Morales talks about role/experience/benefits - currently a dent...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    2nd Lieutenant. Martha Morales - Dental Student
    1:15
  • Variety & Diversity

    Maj. Jonathan Craig Taylor, Family Physician talks about role/experience/benefit...

    CATEGORY: Medicine Featured

    TAGS: Family Practice Medical Corps

    Army Officer
    Variety & Diversity
    01:34
  • CPT Christine Cerar Endodontic Resident

    Captain, Cerar talks about role/experience/benefits - Endodontic Resident. Discu...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    CPT Christine Cerar Endodontic Resident
    1:47
  • Being an Army Dental Specialist

    Staff SGT Elizabeth Fandino shares her many duties as a Dental Specialist.

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dental Specialist Medical Corps

    Being an Army Dental Specialist
    00:53
  • My work as a Medical Laboratory Specialist

    See how SGT Stacey Swayz explores ways to stop bleeding at the U.S. Army Institu...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Medical Laboratory Specialist Medical Corps

    My work as a Medical Laboratory Specialist
    00:45
  • The lifestyle of an Army Psychiatrist

    CPT Rachel Sullivan shares her thoughts on how the Army helped her become a mom ...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Army Psychiatrist Medical Corps

    The lifestyle of an Army Psychiatrist
    03:12
  • Advancing orthopedic care for Soldiers

    COL James Ficke discusses treating battled-injured Soldiers and his efforts to a...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Medical Corps Orthopedist

    Advancing orthopedic care for Soldiers
    01:32
  • Episode 3:

    The Army promotes healthy living. Just ask a professional chef.

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: 68M Nutrition

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  • 1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse discusses why she joined army...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse
    02:33
  • Opportunities

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/b...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Professions

    Opportunities
    02:24
  • Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers

    As a child, he “wanted to be able to fix dogs.” Now Lt. Col. Rob Goodman is an A...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Veterinarian Medical Corps

    Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers
    01:26
  • U.S. Army Dietician / NBA Chef

    See how keeping Soldiers and NBA players in top physical form includes a healthy...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: 68M Nutrition

    U.S. Army Dietician / NBA Chef
    05:23
  • U.S. Army ICU Nurse / ER Nurse

    Do you know the difference between an Army hospital and a civilian hospital? Wat...

    CATEGORY: Medicine Career & Jobs Officership Benefits

    TAGS: Nurse Corps Officer Careers Medical Corps Healthcare

    U.S. Army ICU Nurse / ER Nurse
    04:58
  • Mr. & Mrs. Captain Susan & Andrew Mosier

    Capt. Susan & Andrew Mosier, Pediatric & Radiology Residents (HPSP) talks about ...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    Mr. & Mrs. Captain Susan & Andrew Mosier
    01:42
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1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse

1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse discusses why she joined army: educational opportunities, move to different places and hospitals, stat eof the art technology, cutting edge research. Being able to spend more time with pati...

I joined the Army for many different reasons. I was really interested in the educational opportunities. Also, it's exciting to be able to move to different places and different hospitals.
I was very surprised when I stepped into an Army hospital. They're very nice facilities, very comfortable facilities. We do computer charting, we have state-of-the-art technology, lots of things that I didn't see in a civilian hospital.
We are right on the cutting edge with research. I learn something new every time I come to work. I work in the Intensive Care [Unit], so my patient ratio is one-to-one and I am able to take advantage of spending more time with my patients and with their families. I get to help them understand what's going on and help them be comfortable with all the procedures.
On my floor, we perform self-scheduling. I can look at what I want to do in the next couple of months and try to schedule myself around that. I just need to make sure I work 40 hours a week. You know, I work 12 hours, so I work actually less days a week than most nurses do on an eight-hour shift, so I do actually have quite a bit of free time.
And then, of course, I do have 30 days of leave. My husband and I do a lot of things together. He took me to the World Skeet Shoot to get a feel of what it was really about. While we were out there, we saw the Army team and that got me pumped up to try to be on the Army team. We go shoot skeet probably twice a week. I really enjoy it. We play golf. We also spend time with our dog and take a little time for ourselves - go out to dinner, try to have a little romantic time.
If you are a nurse or even considering going into the military, I would recommend researching it and to take advantage of what you can. The Army will help you with continuing education, a better salary, better patient ratios and great travel opportunities.
There certainly is a sense of duty and patriotism I feel. There are a lot of Army Officers, a lot of enlisted men, and even nurses that gave their life so that we can live the life that we live now.
One of the reasons why I chose the Army was the Army values. They have definitely impacted my life. I do feel like I have a greater sense of honor in our country, and just being an American.
I feel like I've taken more pride in myself and trying to take more advantage of the opportunities given to me to make myself a more educated, more disciplined, better person.
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