ANC Nov Board & M5 ID - page 38

by traumaRN1908

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I wanted to start a thread for all of the people who are waiting for the November ANC selection board, specifically if you have/waiting on the M5 identifier for Emergency Nursing. I thought we could suffer together and update... Read More


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    New1LT,

    You have me intrigued. How did you get to OBLC without being selected???
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    SFC Jimenez:

    At one time not long ago, the ANC was accepting overage applicants as old as fifty (this was perhaps 3 years ago), due to an on-going shortage of RNs. Do you know if this is still the case? I am 49, NPS, and want to know if this is still an option for me. I am a med-surg RN/BSN. I'd consider either active or reserve.
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    Georgiaboy,

    There was a time (almost 2 years ago) when the AMEDD was accepting applicants up to the age of 60 (62 but after 51 1/2 you need a waiver that can take up to 1 1/2 yrs to get) in any AOC (professional specialty, i.e. 66H).

    The Army G1 came out and stated that AMEDD has been ignorng the regs (to put it simply) and the G1 will no longer allow that to happen. The ONLY ones who can come in after age 42 are Physicians and Dentists.

    There is an OAPP program for those over the age that can come in but there are no incentives offered. As an RN you cant join Active Duty.

    The Reserves is still taking applications for 66H. The incentives have been changed and may not reflect that website (I cant access it right now : ( )

    The incentives for Reserve 66H are:

    15K bonus - paid $5k a year for 3 years

    OR

    $50k Student Loan Repayment Program for 3 years

    You cant take both (you could as of last year) either one or the other.

    Specialty Nurses can get up to $60K bonus for 3 years AND $50K Student Loan Repayment for 3 years. $110K package for 6 years of Reserve duty, approx. 38 days a year.
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    Georgiaboy,

    Let me clear my last statement.

    You can join the Army as an RN but only with the 2 year OAPP program and with NO incentives. But you would still have to get selected.
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    Quote from SFC JIMENEZ
    New1LT,

    You have me intrigued. How did you get to OBLC without being selected???
    I've been wondering the same thing & was just as confused
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    She is on reserve going to active duty...im at work right now lol
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    Care & Joy:
    I was the other person, Yipeee! Are you M5 too? The competition was stiff this year. We are still hoping for Freefalle, Elumine and some others.

    SFC Jimenez:
    New 1LT was commissioned into the Reserves last year, and had to resubmit a packet to be considered for an Active Duty slot. She was scheduled for OBC that started in early November. I am sure she will tell her story when she is back on her own time.
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    I'm thinking I'm not classified as an M5 at the moment because I was just under 2 years of ER experience....but my contract is stated 66H med/surg WITH a promised ER specialty course to make me certified for that. I didn't see M5 on my contract... I was told by my recruiter that I would go into the specialty course "immediately after OBLC"...let's hope that's what it means & is what I was promised! It not being true would reallllyyyyy disappoint me. God sure knows I can't be stuck on a med/surg floor -not my thing.
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    look at your contract... if it is the standard specialty course guarantee it would outline the timeline requirements and what courses are available (which in the 'course guarantee' excludes ER and public health) but just review the contract.
    ER nurse community is very small in the army.
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    Quote from just_cause
    look at your contract... if it is the standard specialty course guarantee it would outline the timeline requirements and what courses are available (which in the 'course guarantee' excludes ER and public health) but just review the contract.
    ER nurse community is very small in the army.
    Thanks for helping with some "specifics"...I need ALL the help I can get there, as the contract has been the one thing I've been warned to really look at...however we're not always aware when the lingo is a little foreign to us for sure!


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