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- Oct 3, '10 by swtcaligurlHi everyone!
First of all I want to say Congrats to luvbug!!! I am going to get a BSN soon, and I am very interested in joining the AirForce. what is the difference between joining AF as an officer, as a nurse, and as an enlisted? Thank you all very much!!!
- Dec 11, '10 by CaliRN23Hi everyone and congrats to those going into training soon! I just found out I'll be going to COT in January. I just wanted to warn people that I've heard the Air Force won't be taking any new nurses till 2012. I guess a lot of people were accepted recently. Good luck to all the new grads! I know how frustrating it is.
- Dec 17, '10 by Laura213I am an alternate (4 of 30, I was told). Boy, I was bummed when I found that out, but I am trying to stay positive ... or should I? Any alternates out there like me? I am an ICU nurse, who was supposed to graduate with my BSN this month. However, I started slacking of in my capstone class when I got the news about my "alternate status". To me, it was like "What's the rush"? My teacher said, "It takes most people an extra 8 wks to get this done", although I probably could've had I been discipled. I could wrap it up in probably a wk or two, but I am wondering what my odds are anyway? Should I take my time or rush rush rush? I think 4 is an ominous sign. An idea guys?
- Dec 17, '10 by midinphxYou never know what's going to happen. What if someone drops out, another gets sick, another gets pregnant.....
Get and be prepared for anything. If it happens you're ready. If it doesn't, you can relax knowing you are ready for anything at a moments notice!
Stay positive and stay focused.
- Dec 17, '10 by HNELLAYea who knows! I have been threatened with a weigh in before cot. If I am over I am out! I struggle and still am a few pounds over. Chances are I will bd dropped over a few pounds
- Dec 17, '10 by Yammartake a bowel prep and some lasix
- Dec 17, '10 by midinphxThere is a weigh in right away at COT. They just spent all that money to get you there. I don't think they turned anyone away - and there were some obviously overweight people in my class. Do your best to get down, that is all the power you have over the situation. I can't tell you not to stress out about it, because I would too.
- Dec 21, '10 by jenhasredhairYou better not be dropped HNELLA! We're ready for you to get here!!
Seriously though, if you're borderline, you'll probably lose some of that weight while you're at COT. And just like mid said, they spent alot of money just getting you this far. Just watch your diet over the holidays!!
- Jan 4, '11 by Laura213I've been trying to contact my recruiter since shortly after I got the news of my alternate status. I've been told he can check his database at anytime to see if there are any changes for me? Anyone else dealing w/ this?
- Jan 27, '11 by NurseMaryBCouple questions if anyone can help.
I'm an LPN, been a nurse for 4+ years doing Med/Surg. And floating to ICU/ER for the last 9mths. I'm working on completing my ASN now. My question is, will the Air Force take my LPN experience as experience or just the time after I complete my RN, which I am retrieving through Excelsior.
My other question is what is the weight requirement and when is the best time to talk to an Air Force Officer Recruiter?
I'm currently overweight and desperately working with a physcial trainer to drop the pounds. Also my grades aren't the best in the world. Proabably a "B" average, is there any chance that I'll get in?
Thanks for any help I can get!!