What are they? In the Navy, every specialty in nursing has what is called a subspecialty code. A nurse right out of nursing school would start with a 1900 code, which means professional nursing. A maternal and infant health nurse has a code of 1920. I believe it takes one year of working in a specialty to gain the code (which you must apply for). These codes determine which billets you can fill when changing duty stations. For example, Okinawa, Japan may say they need 3 1920s. If that is the case, I could apply for that billet. If they want a 1960 (ICU), I cannot apply for that position...obviously ;-). In a few months, I can apply for subspecialty codes for mother/baby or med-surg since my unit does both. The important thing to note is that you want to have a code you REALLY want since they determine what job you can do next.
That I grow in my role as a nurse and always do my best.
That I would follow the Lord wholeheartedly.
I'm Carolyn...am so excited to be starting my nursing career in the Navy. Who knows where this all will take me?!