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Top Navy Nurse Describes a ‘Typical Day’ in Navy Medicine [Interview]

In honor of National Nurses Week 2017, the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs office interviewed the Navy’s top nurse, Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, director, Navy Nurse Corps on why she chose a Navy nursing career and what a typical day in the life of a Navy nurse entails.  Q1. Why did you choose to become a …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 1

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s Note: Before 1990 people with disabilities could be discriminated against without legal consequences. That isn’t the case today. Today we honor the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act when our country committed itself to abolishing judgement against people undermined by injury or disease, clearing …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class LaToya Stephens

When I was younger I dreamed of being a Nurse. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from John F. Kennedy School in 2004. As graduation approached I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to do as a nurse or in a hospital. I just knew that’s where I wanted to be, working hands on with patients. Toward the …

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Corpsmen Demonstrate Resiliency and Warrior Spirit during 2016 DoD Warrior Games

Editor’s note: Navy Medicine applauds the approximately 250 wounded warrior athletes that competed in the 2016 Warrior Games. Of the 38 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors competing on behalf of Team Navy, seven were hospital corpsmen. Bravo Zulu to Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley and the following retired hospital corpsmen: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luis Surla, Hospital Corpsman …

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Instructor Discusses Brain Injury and how IDC’s are Trained

  By Lt. Stephen C. Johnson, D.O., Surface Warfare Medical Institute  I remember the first time I ever saw someone with residual symptoms from having a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I was a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (HM3) at the time, and my co-worker had just returned from OIF 2. When he would visit the acute care area at Naval Air …

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