PBateman1 wrote:SemperLegal wrote:PBateman1 wrote:
Military nurses are professionals with college degrees. Why shouldn't they be commissioned officers?
Because they are not doctors, but they often try to pull rank on MDs and DOs.
Actually, I'd be happier just making a new rank for military doctors, they already get paid more, are noncombatants, and have parallel chains of command.
Well the military system of rank is not at all ideal for running a healthcare system, but as long as lawyers, supply officers, and engineers are commissioned officers so nurses should be.
Plus, the fact that some nurses try to pull rank isn't necessarily an indictment of the system, it's just punks being punks. Most officers in the medical field aren't too concerned about rank, especially since you have so many come in from the outside world as senior 0-3s or even higher.