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    hi I'm new to the thread. But I have an interview with a chief nurse soon for a clinical nurse position.

    I've read in the other thread that giving bonuses, but for clinical nurse at this time, they are giving any bonuses only for Flight nursing.

    I have about 4 years of experience in ER, but currently not working in a clinical setting.

    I've also read in another thread where someone is in the same position as I am. but I'd checked with my recruiter again just to make sure I didn't need to work in a clinical area and maintain a certain hours, and he said no. which is weird because navy required that I maintained at least 144hour, but they don't have a spot for ER nurse at this time.

    just want to get a little insight and thoughts, I'm very nervous about joining and for my interview.

    whoever has been or are currently in AF reserves, I would like to hear your comments. Thanks!
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    I'm a Guard flight nurse. You do need to work civilian clinical hours, for us 180 hours per year. Think about it, if you want to work in direct patient care, you need to maintain your skills. As reserve or guard they rely on your civilian experience. You might be nursing in difficult or austere environments, you don't want some wounded warrior depending on rusty skills. If the recruiter isn't a health care recruiter s/he may not know all the ins and outs of the requirements. Good luck.
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    Quote from nurse2033
    I'm a Guard flight nurse. You do need to work civilian clinical hours, for us 180 hours per year. Think about it, if you want to work in direct patient care, you need to maintain your skills. As reserve or guard they rely on your civilian experience. You might be nursing in difficult or austere environments, you don't want some wounded warrior depending on rusty skills. If the recruiter isn't a health care recruiter s/he may not know all the ins and outs of the requirements. Good luck.
    @ 2033 I'm currently still in nursing school. I'm a junior working on my BSN. I graduate nxt May. I'm really interested in the AirForce Nurse Transition Program. Would u happen to know anything about it and if so how I could apply for it while still in nursing school? Thanx
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    Sorry but I don't know anything about that program. I was direct commission into my Guard unit for my specific AFSC (job). Once you have your degree you can apply for commission. As I understand active duty is pretty competitive but at least they don't require experience. For the guard and reserve, as I stated earlier, they want experience. There isn't time nor resources to teach you how to become a nurse at drill. I would contact a health care recruiter or a recruiter that works with the medical unit you would like to join. Hope that helps. Good luck.
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    Quote from Taqiyya143
    @ 2033 I'm currently still in nursing school. I'm a junior working on my BSN. I graduate nxt May. I'm really interested in the AirForce Nurse Transition Program. Would u happen to know anything about it and if so how I could apply for it while still in nursing school? Thanx
    For you to get into an NTP program on active duty, you would first have to be accepted into the Air Force. Once you are in, they will then assign you to an NTP class located at one of the major medical centers within the Air Force. They also have contracts with some civilian hospitals to allow their new nurses to train. You will need to speak with a recruiter, who specialized in healthcare accessions. Regular recruites won't know the ins and outs of how the medical community works.
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    Thank you both very much for the info. I will def try to locate a medical recruiter for more info.


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