Air force nursing 2018 - page 3

As an applicant for the Air Force Nurse Corp 2018 I thought I would open a public thread for people to talk and ask questions. I was non-select in 2017 due to lack of time in a trauma center, but... Read More

  1. by   JmanRN80
    Well they finally released the board. I am in going to COT May 21st!! Anyone else?
  2. by   Dedoering
    I was also selected for May 21st! Congrats man.
  3. by   Janjan35
    I am going May 21, 2018 as well. Do we have facebook page to get to know who are we going to with?
  4. by   Dedoering
    Quote from Janjan35
    I am going May 21, 2018 as well. Do we have facebook page to get to know who are we going to with?
    There is a page called COT 18-04 on Facebook, come join us. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
  5. by   gilversplace
    can you let me know guys which AF facilities has ER and ICU units in airforce. thank you
  6. by   dream06
    Hi guys! I want to join the airforce too. Do you think i have a shot. I have a 3mos ltc currently in dialysis for 17mos. I really wanted to join!
  7. by   jfratian
    I would say that they long term care experience is probably not helpful. I'm not really sure if they look at dialysis nursing as acute care or not. I don't think they would take someone as an experienced nurse without any inpatient hospital experience. Outpatient stuff is usually not looked at very highly.
  8. by   RhondaGayle
    Awesome congrats! I'm up for the February board. How was he process? Do you know your duty station? Did you get your first pick?
  9. by   RhondaGayle
    Call the Air Force Health Professions recruiter!
    I'm sure they'd love to have you.
  10. by   dream06
    Quote from RhondaGayle
    Call the Air Force Health Professions recruiter!
    I'm sure they'd love to have you.
    Thank you! I hope I could get in without that much experience. I really want to serve as a nurse
  11. by   dream06
    Quote from jfratian
    I would say that they long term care experience is probably not helpful. I'm not really sure if they look at dialysis nursing as acute care or not. I don't think they would take someone as an experienced nurse without any inpatient hospital experience. Outpatient stuff is usually not looked at very highly.
    I know got nothing to lose if I try to apply.
  12. by   jfratian
    I've actually seen people in your situation accepted. However, they've not received credit for their experience the same way nurses with ICU, inpatient-med surg, ER, OR, etc experience get credit. You may very well come in as an O-1 with no time in grade credit towards O-2, similar to a new-grad nurse. Further, you may be forced to attend the Nurse Transition Program (NTP) for new grad nurses; this is a 12 week new grad nurse orientation program. A group of senior AF nurses who make the selection decisions will end up making the call on that...not your recruiter.

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