Army 68w Combat Medic Or Navy Fmf Corpsman?

I am most interested in becoming a nurse during my enlistment. I knowhtta in the army you can continue your school after 68w and do M6 LPN school. Navy corpsman im not positive how easily you can become a nurse afterwards. Also the army would be giving me so much more money. Which is better than the other and why do u think so?

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  1. As a Navy Corpsman you will NOT go on to become a nurse, not even if you serve in the Navy for 30 years.
    Senior Navy Corpsmen are sent to school to become Independent Duty Corpsmen. http://usmilitary.about.com/library/mili…
    HM-8425 Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman
    Description of NEC: Serves as the Medical Department Representative (MDR) aboard surface ships, with the units of the Fleet Marine Force, and at various isolated duty stations ashore independent of a medical officer. Performs patient care and associated shipboard administrative and logistical duties. Performs diagnostic procedures, advanced first aid, basic life support, nursing procedures, minor surgery, basic clinical laboratory procedures, and other routine and emergency health care. Conducts and direct preventive medicine and industrial health surveillance programs. Provides for health education to junior medical and all nonmedical personnel. Perform all patient care and medical management functions set forth in Chapter 9, Manual of the Medical Department. Administers the Radiation Health Program as necessary. Senior personnel assigned to shore and operational staffs provide medical assistance, training, and inspection services to operational forces and component units. Additionally, when assigned ashore, they serve primarily as nonphysician health care providers at fixed medical treatment facilities (MTFs).http://usmilitary.about.com/library/mili…
    HM-8402 Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman
    Description of NEC: Serves as the Medical Department Representative (MDR) aboard submarines and at various isolated duty stations ashore independent of a medical officer. Performs patient care and associated shipboard administrative and logistical duties. Performs diagnostic procedures, advanced first aid, basic life support, nursing procedures, minor surgery, basic clinical laboratory procedures and other routine and emergency health care. Conducts and directs preventive medicine and industrial hygiene surveillance programs. Familiar in the prevention and treatment of illness associated with the enclosed submarine environment, diving, and high-pressure conditions. Provides for health education to junior medical and nonmedical personnel. Performs all patient care and medical management functions set forth in Chapter 9, Manual of the Medical Department. Serves as the Radiation Health Officer (RHO) aboard submarines, and are trained in the medical aspects relative to personnel exposed to ionizing radiation. Directs and administers the Personnel Dosimetry and Radiation Health Programs. Maintains and compiles radiation exposure records and reports. Senior personnel assigned to shore and operational staffs provide medical assistance, training, and inspection services to operational forces and component units. Additionally, when assigned ashore they serve primarily as nonphysician health care provider at fixed medical treatment facilities (MTFs).

  2. 68W get deployed A LOT but if your down go ahead and do it. The army pays for all your school so you can Pick any MOS and just go to college to be a nurse; and when you get out the army you can go strait into being a nurse. check out all the medical MOS in the army… I’m sure you’ll find something close to a nurse. all medical MOS start with 68