Question for the future

#1
Currently studying adult nursing at university, Just wondering what the difference between nursing officer and nursing soldier roles are.

I'm a top student at university because of my attitude and the level of studying I put in, due to mild dyslexia I dont perform well in aptitude tests which would probably stop me making the grade to become a nursing officer.

If I graduate with an honours degree and decided I wanted to join the TA as a nurse what rank and salary would I start on.
 
#4
I was meaning i'm at university due to hard work and a good attitude rather than natural academic ability. completed the access to degree nursing course to gain entry into university which included chemistry ,Biology, physics, maths and communications at intermediate 2 and higher level, passed all my exams with good results all thanks to many hours spent studying in the library, however when wee did aptitude testing at college I never perfomed well.

taking into account the skill's I would be bringing to the table and the amount of studying i have put in, realistically if i failed officer selection you couldn't possibly expect me to join as a private on half the wage of my NHS friends. I was just woundering if non -commissioned Registered nurses start on a certain solders rank to make the pay more related to the professional job.
 
#5
taking into account the skill's I would be bringing to the table and the amount of studying i have put in, realistically if i failed officer selection you couldn't possibly expect me to join as a private.
Are you for real?

Wheres Karabiner when you need him?
 
#7
Itaking into account the skill's I would be bringing to the table and the amount of studying i have put in,
Officerly and gentlemanly qualities such as humility and an unwillingness to puff out one's own chest?
 
#9
I was just woundering if non -commissioned Registered nurses start on a certain solders rank to make the pay more related to the professional job.
Nurses are all Acting Corporals, After bascic training they are all given 2 stripes if they were qualified on joining. Correct me if im wrong about it if a iam anyone.

Nurses that qualify in the army are all given their Cpl on qualifying as acting rank until their promotion course is done.

They also have a Competancy Pack that once done gets them more money for being a RGN and specialist qualified get even more on the new framework.
 
#10
. I was just woundering if non -commissioned Registered nurses start on a certain solders rank to make the pay more related to the professional job.
Also dont get me started as pay related to professional job !!!! Certain other trades are trained to same academic level and dont get the same perks as the nurses with promotion and pay.
 
#11
Sounds like a fair one, being a nurse in the military might have better perks than the nhs.

On the you tube clips all nurses are Captains and lieutenants etc, only noticed one Soldier (warrant officer) and he was an ODP which is the same level of job as nurse, are there a lot of non commissioned registered nurses in the army?.

I think I would prafere being a soldier to an officer (as i dont give a shit about being a leader), as long as I got the same level of responsibility regarding the nursing role itself as your standard registered nhs nurse, with a similar pay package I would be happy.

I apologise for the previous "private" remark, could be read as being arogant when it was not my intention should have used payband instead of rank to get my point across.
 
#13
On the you tube clips all nurses are Captains and lieutenants etc, only noticed one Soldier (warrant officer) and he was an ODP which is the same level of job as nurse, are there a lot of non commissioned registered nurses in the army?.
That was the TA. Most nurses in TA are commissioned. FACT !

I think I would prafere being a soldier to an officer (as i dont give a shit about being a leader)
So you dont want to lead. Sorry fella as you prgress through the ranks you have to lead, not giving a shit is the wrong attitude to have. Maybe you are best staying a Civvy in a band 5 job where you dont have to lead. Pr1ck !!
 
#14
Also dont get me started as pay related to professional job !!!! Certain other trades are trained to same academic level and dont get the same perks as the nurses with promotion and pay.
" Maybe you are best staying a Civvy in a band 5 job where you dont have to lead. Pr1ck !! "

Sounds like you have a ploblem with nurses my friend
 
#15
I have no problem with nurses. But your comments about not giving a shit about leading.

Those that know me will understand about the pay thing been going on for so long. But then life ain't fair. Lol
 
#16
Not having the ability to listen to what you have been told - Tick

Yep you have all the requirements of being an up your own arse Nursing Officer. Join as a NCO and then decide if you want to commission would be my advice that way you will get to meet others in the trades you will be working with/rubbing up the wrong way.
 
#17
"your comments about not giving a shit about leading"

I dont give a shit about leading, if I choose to work with the nhs having a degree and good job will be enough for me, more than happy to help train people and pass on knowledge, mabe after time take a low management position but sitting behind a desk responsable for everyone else was never in my plans.

It's like this:

If i work with the nhs I would be on a good wage
If i joined the RAF as a (Airman)registered nurse, the pay is £28,000
If i joined the army (full time ) as an NCO would i get a decent wage and have the same responsibility as your average nhs registered nurse or would i get treated like an auxiliary nurse?

I would rather you guys told me, than find out of some holiday style brochure army website.
 
#18
First off, for someone at uni your spelling is horrendous!!

Secondly, you sound like a person that cares about number one, not the kind of nurse you would want helping you if you went down on the ground. Your interests just seem money related, if so, get your degree and piss off to the NHS where they don't give a shit about you and get a decent wage.
 
#19
"First off, for someone at uni your spelling is horrendous!!" posted by P88

I take it you didn't bother reading the part in the first post talking about "mild Dyslexia" then? LMFAO

OP: You would be treated as a Nurse, Auxillary Nurses are similair to HCA roles??? Not seen any airmen/women nurses, they also qualify as Cpl so your pay should be the same.

Got to agree on the leadership thing though, you will qualify as a Cpl. That very position is a leadership position, people will look up to you for advice, inspiration etc, in most field units, Cpls run the unit squadrons with little input from Senior management. If you are not prepared to do any of this then the NHS is the way forward, be the gray man, you dont seem very motivated.

Don't believe for 1 second that you will qualify as a Nurse and stay at an MDHU for the whole of your career as this is unlikely so you will end up in a position that requires you to be a Cpl in Her Majesties Armed Forces, yes you may be a qualified Nurse but you will also be a Soldier. If that aint what you want then go to the NHS.
 
#20
"First off, for someone at uni your spelling is horrendous!!" posted by P88

I take it you didn't bother reading the part in the first post talking about "mild Dyslexia" then? LMFAO
I didn't think the OP would be that badly affected? Especially as she would have time to write the post and not be under pressure? @.@ I had a maths teacher who was dyslexic and he wasn't that bad?
 

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