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- by UCAFblue Jan 11, '12Hi everyone, I've been looking over all of the forms required for my Air Force packet and there is one - the "Request for Professional Evaluation" (AFRS 1373) that I'm a little confused by. My recruiter has said that it can be filled out by just about anyone, including non-RN managers from previous employment, but I've heard from other places that it has to be an RN that fills it out. Is my recruiter right or wrong?
Thanks for the help!
- Jan 11, '12 by ATLRN0828Hi! I was told by my recruiter that the form could only be filled out by other nurses.
- Jan 11, '12 by UCAFblueThanks for your reply ATLRN0828! I'm going to be applying as a new grad for AF NTP, so I don't really have any RNs I can ask besides my instructors, and I have only had a few so far who have seen enough of me to really be able to fill out that form - the only thing I can think of is that maybe it can be non-RN people if you are applying for NTP? Are you applying for fully qualified or NTP?
- Jan 11, '12 by ATLRN0828I submitted my packet for fully qualified at the beginning of this month. I have 4+ yrs experience already. You might be right about the recommendations. I would have a manager (if you are currently working) and your clinical instructor(s) complete them. If you know any of the admin at your school (like the dean), I would have that person do it too. i went to a pretty small school so we interacted with the admin regularly. And also just clarify it with you recruiter. Tell them yoy plan on having the manager at your job fill out the form and you just wanted to make sure that was ok.
- Jan 12, '12 by UCAFblueUnfortunately I don't know many of the admin people since our school is fairly large, so hopefully I can find enough instructors that are willing. Did your recruiter have you submit any letters of recommendation in addition to the evaluation forms? My recruiter seems to think that the only recommendation you can have is the evaluation form.....
- Jan 12, '12 by ATLRN0828Oh ok. Well I think your instructors will do. No, my recruiter didn't have me submit any letters of recommendations in addition to the eval forms. I did have two non-nurses fill out the eval form for me (because she did not specify that the evals could only be from nurses) and she didn't accept them. So I think they will not accept letters of recommendation either.
- Jan 14, '12 by UCAFblueWhen you say "she didn't accept them" you mean your recruiter right? I assume that since my recruiter is the one telling me that it can be anybody then he would accept them...I asked him directly if former, non-nurse employers were ok for that form and he said yes. I guess the best thing I can do is to get as many people as possible to fill them out for me and if at some point they decide they don't want to accept the non-nurse ones then I'll have enough nurse ones to make up for the ones they might take away.
Just out if curiosity, how did you get to know the dean of your school? Ours seems kind of off limits and never interacts with the students - I've never actually seen her in person, only in videos we watched on our orientation day. She just doesn't seem very personable.
Also, I just want to say good luck since you turned in your packet this month! I hope you get selected! When will you find out?
- Jan 14, '12 by ATLRN0828Hey! That's right, my recruiter didn't accept the non-nurse evaluation forms. She told me that the board would not accept them if they were not from nurses. I'm guessing the difference in our forms is that I have actual working RN experience. And maybe since you are in school and don't have nursing experience yet then it is ok for you to have non-nurse evaluations. I'm sure it is understood that you do not currently work at a hospital or as an RN, so you will not be able to have that many nurse forms completed. We were only reqired 3, at minimum, and I turned in 5. So I think your idea of getting as many people to fill them out is good.
The dean of my school was awesome! She still taught some of our lectures and had an open door policy. She is very personable and really took the time to get to know as many of us as possible. She is a really good speaker. But like I said before, that might be because my school was not very large. I graduated in December 06 and adding up my class and the May 07 class (I graduated a semester early) there were probably only about a little over 100 of us. I'm sure it is harder to know everyone if you are at a big school.
Thanks! We should find out toward the end of February. Good luck to you too. How much longer do you have in school? When is your packet due by?
- Jan 14, '12 by UCAFblueWow! Your dean does sound awesome! I wish my school was a little smaller, it would be great to be able to interact with more of the admin/instructors one on one and have them remember who you are! I think just in my class alone we started out with around 130 people and there are two other classes (one 6 months ahead of us and one 6 months behind us) attending the school at the same time as us, so there's probably a total of around 350-400 students.
I've got a little over a year left in school and will graduate spring 2013. I technically shouldn't be starting my packet until March, but my recruiter has been great and is letting me start a little early so I can have a chance to fill out some of the forms (as long as I don't put any dates on them right now), write my essay, etc while I'm on break and don't have any classes to worry about. My packet is due by June 19th and we should know the results in the middle of August.
Are you applying for a certian specialty? Did your recruiter let you know how many spots there are for your board?
- Jan 14, '12 by ATLRN0828Yeah that part was really nice, but I do sometimes feel like I missed out on having the "full" college experience since we did not have all the activities that a large school has. WOW...350-400 students. I can't even imagine how that is. We might have started out in the mid 100's for total students duering the first semester, lol.
That's good that your recruiter is letting you start early. You have to write an essay? So you will not have to have any experience after graduating?
I had to apply for Med/Surg since I do not have any experience in the ICU, ER, or OB. I've been working in Hem/Onc for the last 5 yrs. I'm ok with that though. I can always switch later. I'm guessing you will be doing med/surg too? Or how does that work for you since you will be a new grad?