National Nurse Anesthetists Week on January, 2025: Is the U.S National Guard the same thing as the U.S Army?

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Is the U.S National Guard the same thing as the U.S Army?

The Army and other reserves are always under the president's control. Not so with National Guard units. Though the federal government picks up much of the bill, both Air Force and Army National Guard units are assigned to and primarily controlled by states, which actually gives them greater freedom on the home front. The Posse Comitatus Act makes it illegal for troops to enforce civilian laws but doesn't apply to soldiers serving states. Governors can and frequently do call up National Guard troops to serve as kind of adjunct police (as, for instance, when National Guardsmen are asked to enforce curfews after hurricanes).

National Guard units can be federalized by the president should he declare a national emergency, as President Bush did with a partial mobilization after 9/11. The president has relied on that same emergency declaration to keep National Guard units available for Iraq. When such an order is given, the part-timers, who normally train one weekend a month and two additional weeks per year, can be called to duty for two-year stints, a timeframe the Army is now considering lengthening. (Soldiers usually don't serve anywhere near that long when working for governors.) The federal government can go one step further: A full mobilization can happen if Congress declares a national emergency. If such a situation occurs, soldiers can be required to serve for "length of the emergency plus six months."

The part-time soldiers of the Army Reserve can also be tossed into active duty for the same amount of time. That's not the only similarity between the reserves and the National Guard forces. There are frequent complaints from both about second-rate equipment. And then there's the echoing language. About a month before the Army's Reserve's commander warned of the possibility of "a broken force," the Guard's top commander warned that unless something is done to alleviate the strain on his forces, the "Guard will be broken and not ready the next time it's needed, either here at home or for war."

which is a Better career choice: business or nursing?

which is a Better career choice: business or nursing?

Nursing offers a lot of flexibility -- you can work part-time, evenings or weekends, which makes it ideal for a parent who has a partner who can care for the kids while they work. I know a critical care nurse who makes a full salary and only works 3 days a week (but it includes weekends). His wife, also a nurse, works during the week while their kids are in school. A nurse anesthetist can make $145,000 a year:

But you kind of have to work to your strengths. If you can handle the science needed to become a nurse, it can be a good career. If your strengths are in words, meeting people, sales, etc., then you might be better off in business.

nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced academic (having a masters degree) and clinical experience, which enables him or her to diagnose and manage most common illness, including chronic ones, either independently or as part of a health care team. NPs largely focus on health maintenance, disease prevention, counseling and patient education in a wide variety of settings.

Median Salary of Sample of 23,850 NPs Nationwide (2004):

$73,620 annually, working 36+ hours a week

(Taken from American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2004 National NP Sample Survey)

Specialty Areas: Family NPs, Pediatric NPs, Adult NPs, Geriatric NPs, Women's Health Care NPs, Neonatal NPs, Acute Care NPs, Occupational Health NPs, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

A Physician Assistant (PA) is formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services, as delegated by a physician. Working as members of the health care team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and X rays, make diagnoses and treat minor injuries. PAs record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order or carry out therapy. PAs also may have managerial duties and some supervise technicians and assistants.

Median National Salary (2006):

$69,517 annually, working 32 hours a week

(Taken from American Academy of Physician’s Assistants 2006 Census Highlights)

Specialty Areas: General internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, general and thoracic surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and geriatrics. PAs specializing in surgery provide preoperative and postoperative care, and may work as first or second assistants during major surgery.

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