So, in interest of keeping things interesting(lol), I wanted to start a thread to give people ideas(maybe some going overboard), conversation and anything to keep everyone still excited about getting into the ANC(Army Nurse Corps) and maybe help us all prepare. I think my time in the Army has had some lasting effects on the way I prepare (which is always prepare way too much).
I will just post some things, than myself and my wife(the wife is joining and was selected, I am only there to add stress to her on preparednesslol).
Physical: She is PT'ing everyday. Some things we do are; 40lb ruck foot marching, 40lb ruck running with sprints, distance running both outside and treadmill, muscle failure pushups and sit ups, tons of flutter kicks(to exercise those abs and hip flexors), PT test once a week which we keep a graph of scores.
Knowledge: We study military history, also printed out the Army Study Guide http://www.armystudyguide.com/
, make flash cards with army knowledge, read and study many of the FM's that will be useful in BOLC ie FM 3-25.26(land nav) FM3-21.5 (drill and ceremony), also study the Soldiers Creed, the Officers creed, the Army Song, The general orders and a few more things.
these are a few things we are doing(really more than actually needed). This can be overkill, but how I see it, and have pushed into her head is, the more she already knows, the less of a learning curve she will have, the more she can put into honing her skills while there and be the best Officer/Nurse/Soldier she can be.
So what are some things you all are doing, to get prepared. Hopefully you can all help one another and be the best BOLC class the Army has ever seen lol.