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- Jan 27, '11 by LunahRNIf you're looking for active duty, you'll need to have a BSN.
- Jan 27, '11 by wtbcrnaQuote from NurseMaryBThe AF will not count your LVN experience only RN experience. I think it is the same way for the other services also as far as the nurse corps goes. The Army will take you as an enlisted LPN. I am not sure if the AF will take your Excelsior degree or not, but you cannot get into AF nurse corps with ASN/RN. I would recommend looking at a traditional brick and mortar university to get your BSN.Couple 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!!
I don't know what the weight requirements are, but you need to have your BMI in the "normal range" for your height and weight.
B's are okay, but if there are 200 applicants and only 100 slots and all those had a better GPA than you did then you will be at a competitive disadvantage. The AF doesn't just look at GPA. Become an instructor in BLS/ACLS/PALS, do humanitarian work etc. to make your application stand out. It is very competitive to get in the military nurse corps right now.
You will need to plan on talking to a recruiter about a year+ from graduating with your BSN. You might also want to looking at doing ROTC if there is a program near you.
- Jan 29, '11 by HelloRoseHello everybody, I'm a BSN student graduating in May of 2012 and am seriously looking at the USAF as my future. Problem is, nobody in my family has a history of any kind of military service so I have no clue about military life, let alone nursing in the military. Would any of you be willing to answer some questions I have? I have the number for the health professions recruiter for my region, but honestly, I'd like to get a more personal opinion of life in the AF before I start working on a package.
You can email me at email@example.com or send me a message here. It would really mean so much to me.
- Mar 29, '11 by LynsmanGood morning nurses! I'm Brandon. I will also graduate in May 2012. I have 6 yrs prior USAF enlisted service. Any and all information i can work on now would be appreciated.
- Mar 29, '11 by IowaRNBSNQuote from LynsmanGood morning nurses! I'm Brandon. I will also graduate in May 2012. I have 6 yrs prior USAF enlisted service. Any and all information i can work on now would be appreciated.
To Lynsman and all those who are still in school. If joining the Air Force is your goal. I would urge you to try and join Air Force ROTC while you are still in school. It would reserve your spot and you will not have to wait as long to get in.
- Apr 11, '11 by LynsmanThere are no ROTC AF programs in this area Anyone know when the quota's will be released? Thanks
- Apr 11, '11 by LynsmanHopefully! And I hope there are around 99000 openings
- Apr 13, '11 by JerseyGirl13I am currently in an ADN program and will transfer over to a 4 yr to attain my BSN. I plan on putting my app in immediately after receiving my BSN, but was wondering if my experience as an ADN will count in the meantime (once I'm employed as an ADN). Hoping that I don't have to go to NTP. After reading all the comments about the competition and long wait until going to COT, I might just have a year's worth of experience as a BSN before I officially go in.
- Apr 18, '11 by PedsNurseCETalked to a recruiter today and all positions are filled for current 2011 fiscal year (no surprise since the new one is coming soon) but they said they should have the number of opening they are looking for very soon.
I have read lots of post on here trying to get info over the past month and most everyone says don't trust what the recruiter says or promises because they have no control...My question is who do you trust..no one..so how are you supposed to make an informed decision on whether or not to join if you get nothing but false promises and lies. I don't want to sign and get screwed over later and have no way to back out.
Also I have read lots of new nurses that have just graduated getting in etc, but it seems like for those of us who have experience have a harder time getting in, whats up with that. Even in this economy with my 4 years of peds experience I would have no problem finding another job but from talking to the recruiter and reading here I will lucky if I can get a position in peds.
Any help of info would be great