Posted on Jun 3, 2014
LT Regional Practice Manager, Hwsl
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I am wondering if there are any Medical Warrant Officers on this forum. It would be cool to discuss the differences between the Medical Warrant programs in the various branches of service.
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MAJ Ronnie Reams
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I think the only WOs in Army Medical Department would be repair persons. The last WOs in patient care, AFAIK, were PAs and they made them commissioned officers when there became a problem of the Nurses outranking them.

I think Dustoff pilots are MSC WOs instead of Army Air Corps.
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SFC Clark Adams
SFC Clark Adams
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US Army Veterinary Corps has Warrants as Food Inspector Techs , Medical Maintenance Techs also. In the deep dark halls of the past there were Army Nurse Corps Warrants Nurse General Technical.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
CPT Lawrence Cable
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I told someone that the PA's were Warrants when I enlisted (1982), they didn't think that I was correct. I remember that the TMC's were staffed by a PA in the old days. I didn't pay any attention to it if they commissioned them while I was still active.
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MAJ Ronnie Reams
MAJ Ronnie Reams
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Sometime around then our BN Surgeon was replaced with a WO1 PA. So that put him under the MSC LT Platoon Leader. Not long after that they were made 2LTs Medical Specialist Corps, The other MSC. LOL I don't think WOs were commissioned in those days.
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MSgt Jim Parsons
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Edited 10 mo ago
I remember years ago seeing an ad from the Navy trying to recruit associate degree registered nurses as warrant officers. I sent it to my sister who works at a community college with an RN program. I've never seen anything about it since, so I guess it didn't work.
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
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I ‘d think that any in nursing that would hav associate degrees would be LPNs (licensed practical nurse) or in some states LVNs(licensed vocational nurse?)!.. that would or might fit as warrants. And many are pushed or strive to be RNs and go for a commision in AD or Reserve..
just making a surmising here..
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J. Parsons
J. Parsons
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No, LPNs/LVNs are vocational certificates, though you may find an Associate degree program here and there. Many nursing schools offer Associate degrees for Registered Nurses, though if you look at the number of hours required, those are more like three-year degrees. That's why there are so many RN to BSN programs that can be completed in only 14 months.
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MCPO Joe Passalacqua
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The Coast Guard also has Warrant Officer Hospital Corpsmen. They are used as Medical PA types or Medical Clinic Admin.
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LT Regional Practice Manager, Hwsl
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Rgr that Master Chief. That is what I was.
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