Congrats to both of you. I am in the program with Sandman right now. We are through our first 3 months of phase I right now. I second his sentiment that we will be glad to see you guys show up as that means we will be moving on to phase II.
I was a civilian applicant. I did have 5 years prior service as an enlisted Army medic, then broke service for 5 years to attend nursing school
and get my ICU experience. My advice is to take one thing at a time. You have to get through OBC before you get to CRNA school. You will have lots of field time as the OBC program evolves to better prepare new officers to enter a field environment (middle east deployments).
As for Academic pre-prep. I did not do any, but finished my BSN just 8 months before going to OBC. Be in good physical shape just because it will make your life a lot easier through both programs. The pre-course prep material on the http://www.dns.amedd.army.mil/crna/P...seMaterial.htm
website are pretty good. The chemistry math was a good refresher for me.
Good luck with your prep. Bottom line, focus on one target at a time...you will be here before you know it.
PM me (or Sandman) if you need any specific information regarding what you've heard compared to the way it really is.
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I've also been selected for the Army Graduate Program to start in June 2007, so ArmySRNA, it looks like you and I will be classmates!
I actually applied as a civilian, so I'll be going to OBC in San Antonio first (in April, I believe) and then to school in June. Since I'm not internal to the Army right now, I feel like I'm at a bit of a disadvantage and don't have access to all the inside scoop on the school like I might if I was already active Army. ArmySRNA, would love to talk more to you about your Army nursing experience and anything else you've heard about school. I went down for a visit in November 2005, and have heard nothing but good things about the program itself and the experiences you have working as an Army CRNA after you're through school.
Sandman, it sounds like you're in the program and through your first year? Would love to hear more from you about the program and how it's going for you, any tips, etc. Also, do you have others in your class that were direct from the civilian world prior to beginning school? Am very interested to hear how they're faring with the change not only of going to school, but being new to the Army.
Thanks in advance!