Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 11
Hey everybody, I'm starting a thread here for those applying to the Army Nurse Corps in FY2013. I figure this might be a good place to get to know other future nurse corps officers and a place for the veterans of the ANC to pass... Read More
- 0Nov 14, '12 by vtrobinson@HooahNurse - I just want to know what I am getting into which, I am finding, can be a difficult task when it comes to Army policy and practices. Signing your name on the dotted line without knowing all the facts would be pretty stupid to say the least considering that the initial pay cut is quite large and I do have a family to support.
- 0Your wrong, most do not know what they are getting into in the Army. Remember what you felt like before you joined. And yes you do make more, if you take into account all medical benefits which we do not pay for, 4500 in TA every year and for you being dual military just the convinience of being able to move and not quit and re-apply for jobs every PCS. Also 30 days of paid leave and you won't deal with half the things you do as a civilian. I was not accusing anyone of joining for rank, what I was saying was concentrate on being a leader and the roles and responsibilities that come with every rank.Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 14, '12
- 0Nov 14, '12 by IrishlizQuote from vtrobinsonI'm not sure what the cutoff is. I know very little about the finer details of this aspect as it was mentioned briefly by my recruiter today. He told me previously that with my years of experience I would probably enter as CPT but it was up to the board. I'll definitely ask the next time I speak to him.@ Irishliz - So, what is the actual cut-off for CPT regarding constructive credit. When I spoke with LTC Weisgram, he said that you needed 3.5 years total to go in as a CPT. Has this line been moved?
- 1The Army is a very Unique organization/family to be a part of. WHat I was trying to explain with my posts earlier which upset some was that yes one may have 15 years of nursing experience but as an Army officer it is different. Ceratin things can only be learned through experience. Plus the Army has what is known as the QSP selection which is basically if you don't get picked up for promotion or are stagnant in grade for to long the same way this selection board met to select you, you will be unselected. I do not say that to scare you or anyone else but if you come in a CPT immediately and you have been a CPT for 8 years you become a target for that board. Again I work at the Human Resources Command and conduct board reviews, so this is coming from a good source I promise!! If you get selected never stay in one place, in the Army the more you diversify yourself the more successful you will be. Always be looking for the next school, or oppertunity to do things like take company command, even as a nurse. The little things you do initially will help you later when the competition gets tough. I am a technician (Warrant Officer) we concentrate on knowing, advising and changing policy. That is the wonderful thing about the Army, there is a regulation for everything. When I say everything mean EVERYTHING LOL, but most Soldiers just go off of what they are told their whole careers not off of policy. Good luck and I hope you get selected as the Army is an organization which is awesome!!!
- 0Nov 14, '12 by nursespouseQuote from HooahNurse0221Actually I am a civilian, I am prior service, a disabled veteran from OIF 1. You can say what you would like to say about me being enlisted and that it shows, but what shows is how combative you are and how much you think you know everyone. You do not, you are jaded, if you think you know what is best for everyone on here. If you think an Army nurse makes the same (including benefits) or more, than a civilian nurse, than you have no experience at all with the civilian nurseing side or what the pay is. If my wife put the same amount of time in as a civilian nurse, that she will undoubtedly put in as an Army nurse she would be making borderline double that of her Army counterpart.Your wrong, most do not know what they are getting into in the Army. Remember what you felt like before you joined. And yes you do make more, if you take into account all medical benefits which we do not pay for, 4500 in TA every year and for you being dual military just the convinience of being able to move and not quit and re-apply for jobs every PCS. Also 30 days of paid leave and you won't deal with half the things you do as a civilian. I was not accusing anyone of joining for rank, what I was saying was concentrate on being a leader and the roles and responsibilities that come with every rank. .Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 14, '12
- 2Nov 14, '12 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorI think we all need to be respectful of each others opinions.
Here at allnurses........We promote the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite. Please refrain from name-calling and eprsonal attacks...... This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread.
Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks.
We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.
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I have edited this thread for the last few posts......we are all entitled our opinions. I will tell you as a lifetime civilian nurse....the civilian healthcare community doesn't take care of it's nurses and that treatment is getting worse. There is no retirement, no pension. I wish now that I considered the military when I was younger but hind sight is twenty twenty.
The cash.....if it is present seems great when you are young....but when you get older and they profession finds a way to dispose of you ......as they are doing with the seasoned nurses now......you have nothing.
We need to respect each others opinions and points of view. If not the thread will be closed for staff review.Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 14, '12