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... Read More

  1. Visit  RTFisher profile page
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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.
  2. Visit  panchie2me profile page
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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
  3. Visit  RTFisher profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  panchie2me profile page
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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?
  5. Visit  missrosy profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  panchie2me profile page
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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?!
  7. Visit  RTFisher profile page
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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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  8. Visit  panchie2me profile page
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    Quote from RTFisher
    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.
    Thanks for the info RTFisher! I think I'm feeling the same way... I'm excited but worried and stressed at the same time"/ I guess we'll see what happens. My husband told me we won't know anything til march, so now it's just a waiting game...
  9. Visit  panchie2me profile page
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    Quote from RTFisher
    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.
    Quick questions... Did you do all your tests and classes overseas? And are you flying back to the states to do the CPNE test?
  10. Visit  panchie2me profile page
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    Hey everyone so we just got orders to Misawa Japan. Just want some advise from EC current oversea students or EC vets. Should I start EC now? Or wait til I'm overseas? Does anyone know how doing EC from overseas works? Such as where testing sites are located? Any information would help... I just don't want all the pre requisites that I took to expire, nor to be over there without being able to find a job and doing nothing allowing my skills to wither... Please help!
  11. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    As mentioned in this post -- http://allnurses.com/excelsior-colle...ce-808335.html -- you can use this link to find a testing center: Locate a Test Center

    Otherwise, doing EC is pretty much the same, with the exception that you won't have the option of driving to your CPNE.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    As mentioned in this post -- http://allnurses.com/excelsior-colle...ce-808335.html -- you can use this link to find a testing center: Locate a Test Center

    Otherwise, doing EC is pretty much the same, with the exception that you won't have the option of driving to your CPNE.
    Thanks
  13. Visit  panchie2me profile page
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    I found out that Misawa has a testing center for EC exams on base... And I also just found out that there are space A flights to settle, WA so I'm wondering if anyone knows if there is a clinical testing site for the CPNE in Washington??

    Any info would be really helpful..!
    Thanks
    Franchesca


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