Question military spouse - page 2

Hi so my husband will be deploying for 7 months and then we might be heading overseas on PCS orders. I know that people have finished the excelsior program rather quickly and I'm just wanting to hear from people that finished... Read More

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    Good luck because my husband got orders to Japan and I spent two years out of work. I have a degree in respiratory and MBA, both degrees did me no good there plus oversees GS jobs are difficult to get. Depending on where you are stationed and the need will determine if you find work. We are in Guam now and even though its a US territory I have to try to contract with the military hospital for a job....no GS positions. Anyway you go....when oversees, it will be tough.

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    Quote from LunahRN

    The accreditation is ACE, and Penn Foster's course has ACE accreditation; however, some students who recently tried to get pre-approval for Penn Foster's Info Lit were denied -- the advisor stated that it no longer met requirements. You can try, but I'd get that approval in writing before you do Penn Foster's course.
    Thanks I well def. make sure to do that if that's what I decide to do
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    Quote from RTFisher
    Good luck because my husband got orders to Japan and I spent two years out of work. I have a degree in respiratory and MBA, both degrees did me no good there plus oversees GS jobs are difficult to get. Depending on where you are stationed and the need will determine if you find work. We are in Guam now and even though its a US territory I have to try to contract with the military hospital for a job....no GS positions. Anyway you go....when oversees, it will be tough.
    Thanks I figured it would be hard... That's why either continuing my education and volunteer work would be my next option... I don't want to cripple my career but I don't want to limit my family either... I figure as long as I have my RN I can accomplish the rest over there (Wherever over there may be)! What branch is your husband? Guam was one of the stations my husband had avil. I feeling like if Obama wants to save money it'll be easier moving a single airman verses one with a family, so wit all this money crunching who knows"/
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    My husband is in the Marine Corps but attached to the Navy base since there is no Marine Corps base in Guam. We just got here and the work opportunities are much better than Japan. Plus it's paradise and who can argue with that.
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    Quote from RTFisher
    My husband is in the Marine Corps but attached to the Navy base since there is no Marine Corps base in Guam. We just got here and the work opportunities are much better than Japan. Plus it's paradise and who can argue with that.
    Sounds good thanks makes me feel a little better about possibly PCSing
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    I just landed a contract position with the Naval hospital here in Guam. The position is RT but they also have RN positions so after my contract is up, I'm going to get a RN contract. Good luck with your PCS...I hope you get somewhere great.
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    Quote from RTFisher
    I just landed a contract position with the Naval hospital here in Guam. The position is RT but they also have RN positions so after my contract is up, I'm going to get a RN contract. Good luck with your PCS...I hope you get somewhere great.
    Thanks and congrats in the position you landed...!! So did you get your RN through excelsior? How long did it take you?
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    I went to Excelsior.... it's a great college if you know EXACTLY what you want. Since you're military, I don't know how fees work, but it's quite costly (for an online school). Signing up for classes was always a hassle for me, but I loved the courses and my teachers were amazing! Info Lit. is easy... I finished the whole self paced course in about a week with a 99% overall avg. I would just take it from them, the trouble of getting the transcripts isn't worth it! Good luck!
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    Quote from missrosy
    I went to Excelsior.... it's a great college if you know EXACTLY what you want. Since you're military, I don't know how fees work, but it's quite costly (for an online school). Signing up for classes was always a hassle for me, but I loved the courses and my teachers were amazing! Info Lit. is easy... I finished the whole self paced course in about a week with a 99% overall avg. I would just take it from them, the trouble of getting the transcripts isn't worth it! Good luck!
    Thanks how fast did you get through the whole program?!
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    I am not quite through with EC. I am waiting for a date for CPNE. That is the last thing left for me to do. It took me a year to complete all the nursing theory classes. I have been eligible for CPNE since Sept last year but I didn't have a valid CPR card and believe it or not....that's one of those things that you can't get overseas. I tried to get the hospital at the base to let me get re-certified but since I wasn't an employee, no go. I had to wait to get one and it delayed me applying for CPNE. Hopefully you'll get stationed somewhere, where you won't have those problems. It's great and sucks being overseas.
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