Ep. 17 – What It's Like Being a Military Nurse - Ari Flowers, BSN, CEN, TCRN

February 1, 2022

On this episode, we had the exciting opportunity to speak with a military nurse about her experience in the field. Special guest, Ari Flowers, BSN, CEN, TCRN, shared her career journey, detailing her nursing and military background, the different roles of a military nurse, a day in the life of a military nurse, and more.

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (3:10) Ari's Nursing and Military Background
  • (8:25) How is it Being Stationed in Korea
  • (9:52) Did Ari Always Know She Wanted to Be a Military Nurse
  • (11:20) Juggling ROTC & Nursing School at the Same Time
  • (14:00) Different Roles of a Military Nurse
  • (19:49) Military Nursing Specialties
  • (21:40) Day in the Life of a Military Nurse
  • (24:21) How COVID-19 has Affected the Military
  • (27:51) What's Next for Ari
  • (29:06) Benefits of Being a Military Nurse
  • (30:20) How to Become a Military Nurse

About Ari Flowers, BSN, CEN, TCRN

CPT Arianna (Ari) Flowers serves as an Emergency/Trauma Nurse for the United States Army. She has been in the military for 7 years and held a variety of roles and responsibilities. Currently, CPT Flowers is stationed overseas in Korea in a Forward Surgical Resuscitative Detachment. She loves the military and all the opportunities it has given her and plans to the Army her career.

About the Show

Producer – Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay

Music & Editing – Aidan Dykes

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