5 Reason to Become a Navy Nurse

The Navy Nurse Corps recently tapped its newest officer: Chamberlain College of Nursing BSN student Meagan Fedele!

Fedele will report to San Diego, Calif., for duty as a Navy Nurse following her graduation in March 2013 from Chamberlain's Chicago campus.

"The Navy participates in humanitarian outreach and also provides care for service members and their families," Fedele said. "As a nurse officer, I will be given the ability to positively affect the lives of those who are most deserving of high quality care."

Her acceptance into the highly-selective branch came after a rigorous application process that took approximately one year and included a formal application, essay, background check and physical. Several interviews highlighted instances where her critical-thinking skills were challenged and examples of when she made a split-second decision.

Now past the application process, she's ready to take on the next challenge.

"My fitness regimen will begin shortly as I have to continue preparing myself to fill the shoes of an officer upon graduation," she said. "I am both excited and nervous about this new adventure and I have everyone who participated in helping with my application to thank for making this dream a reality."

While at Chamberlain, Fedele completed her Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications and worked as a student worker in Chamberlain's SIMCARE Center. She also acted as a student government representative and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Phi Pi chapter, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and the National Student Nurses Association.

5/24/2013 Update: Meagan is currently completing officer training and sent us this photo from her commissioning ceremony. "The plaque I am holding is from the President and states my rank as Ensign and charges me with the duty to support and defend the constitution; a duty given to officers which are only appointed by the President," she wrote.

Navy Nurse Corps Meagan Fedele


Please join us in congratulating Meagan on this prestigious honor! We salute you Officer Fedele!

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