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Brittney Guinn Instructor, Veteran to Nurse Program

Brittney Guinn, RN

Instructor, Veteran to Nurse Program


My name is Brittney Guinn and I am the current Veteran to Nurse instructor. I am a Navy Corpsman veteran of 6 years; I honorably discharged out of the Navy in 2013. During my time as a corpsman, I had the privilege to experience a variety of medical fields; from labor and delivery, to urgent care clinics, pediatrics, mental health, and emergency field medicine. I specialized during my enlistment and became a felid medicine corpsman and a certified psychiatric technician. I was stationed at three duty stations and deployed twice; all were invaluable experiences that I am very grateful to have served.

I came to Idaho in 2013, with my husband, to start my nursing journey. I was the first applicant to the Veteran to Nurse program and graduated with the very first cohort and obtained my licensed practical nursing license. After passing my Idaho nursing boards, I immediately started working as a correctional nurse in a women’s facility.  I continued on through the College of Technology Associate Degree Registered Nurse Program and received my RN. During my nursing education, I had two, beautiful children. I continued working as a correctional nurse until coming to Idaho State University College of Technology to be the new Veteran to Nurse instructor. I still work out side of the University part time because, although I love instructing future nurses, I also love being a nurse and doing patient care. I just can’t seem to part with it.

Professional History

  • United States Navy Corpsman Veteran (2007-2013)
    • Specialized (C-School) Field medical technician and board certified psychiatric technician
  • Stationed Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
    • Worked labor and delivery and outpatient pediatrics
  • Stationed Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, North Carolina
    • Outpatient and inpatient mental health
  • Stationed Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington
    • Outpatient mental health clinic leading petty officer
    • Lead instructor for outpatient cognitive intervention program (OCIP)
  • Deployed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    • Joint Troop clinic staff corpsman
    • Detention medical services
  • Deployed Kandahar, Afghanistan Role 3 Combat Hospital
    • On staff psychiatric technician support
    • Trauma bay support/runner
  • Current registered nurse at local correctional facility (past 3 years)
    • Emergency response
    • Triage and assessment
    • Women’s health
    • Community and public health