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1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/benefits - describe s her career path, army vc civilian nurse, you get better vacation, better patient ratio in intensive, opportunities for continuing education...

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  • Being an Army Spouse

    Laura Blair, an ICU Nurse who is married to Orthopedics Surgeon, Captain James B...

    Being an Army Spouse
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  • Opportunities

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

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Professions

    Opportunities
    02:24
  • 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
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    Captain KEVIN GORMLEY, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner talks about role/experienc...

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    Captain Kevin Gormley - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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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
  • Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer

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    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership Direct Commission

    Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer
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  • Skills In Action – CPT Paz Munoz

    Find out how CPT Paz Munoz used her skills as a Critical Care Nurse in the Army ...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Family Benefits Medicine Officership

    Skills In Action – CPT Paz Munoz
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  • U.S. Army ICU Nurse / ER Nurse

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    CATEGORY: Medicine Career & Jobs Officership Benefits

    TAGS: Nurse Corps Officer Careers Medical Corps Healthcare

    U.S. Army ICU Nurse / ER Nurse
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  • Giving Back

    Sergeant Marlene Garcia (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/experience/b...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Civil Affairs Army Reserve

    Giving Back
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  • A Professional Edge

    Sergeant Marlene Garcia (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/experience/be...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Civil Affairs

    A Professional Edge
    01:04
  • An Enhanced Education

    Soldiers in the Army ROTC Nurse program talks about: the program, benefits of be...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    An Enhanced Education
    02:33
  • Greater Responsibilities

    Soldiers in the Army ROTC Nurse program talks about: their experiences, advanta...

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    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Greater Responsibilities
    02:24
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences. ROTC benefits: ci...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC West Point

    Making of an Officer
    02:21
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences - country needs l...

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    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Making of an Officer
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  • First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett

    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett (Reserve Officer) talks about experience/benefi...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett
    01:07
  • Meeting in ROTC

    First Lieutenants Clint & Maureen Bickett (Reserve Officer) talks about experien...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Meeting in ROTC
    00:41
  • A Most Rewarding Experience

    Hear why First Lieutenant Clint Bickett found ROTC “the most rewarding experienc...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Medical Corps

    A Most Rewarding Experience
    01:18
  • True Camaraderie

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Experience ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    True Camaraderie
    01:50
  • Becoming A Leader

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Being in RO...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Becoming A Leader
    01:43
  • Furthering Her Career

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - similarites...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Furthering Her Career
    01:25
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Opportunities

1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/benefits - describe s her career path, army vc civilian nurse, you get better vacation, better patient ratio in intensive, opportunities for continuing education...

My name is Savannah Estes. I'm a First Lieutenant and I'm a 66-Hotel which is a Medical Surgical Nurse. My MOS also has an identifier, 8-Alpha, which is a Critical Care Nurse.
I'm stationed at Ft. Sam Houston and that's in San Antonio, Texas. I was a Critical Care Nurse in the civilian world before I joined the Army.
When I joined the Army I got a bonus. Also, I took a short course, which is an ICU course. You also can take an OR course, or an ER course. The Army gave me credit for when I was a nurse. I came into the Army as a Second Lieutenant, but I already had a year of experience, so I actually got promoted to a First Lieutenant in six months rather than 18 months.
The path I chose at first was to be a Medical Surgical Nurse. Then I went to school to become a Critical Care Nurse and I wanted to become a Nurse Anesthetist. But you don't have to go the clinical route, you can do an administrative route, too.
There are quite a few differences being a civilian versus an Army nurse. Of course, I have 30 days paid leave in the Army. I have a better patient ratio in my intensive care. I have lots of opportunities for continuing education, which in the civilian world, you pretty much have to do most of your training on your own time.
While in the Army, I've received my Trauma Nurse Critical Care certification, my TNCC, also ACLS, which is Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. There is so much more camaraderie between the nurses and the doctors in the Army than in the civilian world.
I feel like I can make suggestions to the doctors and they will listen to me. Also, there's a lot more teamwork. Everybody is ready to help you out, get things done. I enjoy that very much and actually, we go out together. In the Army, you have an opportunity to move up a lot quicker than you would in the civilian world.
Actually, I think I make more money in the Army than I did as a civilian, plus I have extensive medical benefits. I enjoy the people I work with. I enjoy the opportunities that I get in the Army as far as education and chances to travel. Since the short time that I've been in the Army, it's really become a part of who I am. I'm proud of it.
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