Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 13
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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
- 1Nov 15, '12 by HooahNurse0221Quote from nursespousealong with these make sure you look into fm 7-22 which we just published which is the new PRT. It is very important you know this as the PT program has completely evolved in a good way from back in the day. Plus if you can show up to school knowing all of the prepatory drills by heart you will look squared away and be a step ahead. Here is an acronym to rememberOn that note, have any of the hopefuls tried to study sme of the FM's. A few to keep in mind, that may help you before your BOLC are.
FM 3-25.26 Land Nav
FM 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremony
Fm 3-22.9 M16/m4 familiarization
If you can get familiar with these 3, and ace the PT test, I guarantee it will make your training experience So much easier, and better prepared leaders also.
Be- Bend and Reach
Right- Rear Lunge
Here- High Jumper
Soon- Squat Bender
Found- Foward Lunge
Pennies- Prone Row
Behind-Bent Leg Body Twist
And most importantly read up on what a pentathlete leader is and get into fm 6-22, especially apendix B which is counseling. And one last thing, understand the Be, Know, and do concept.
- 0Nov 15, '12 by Pixie.RN Senior ModeratorAdding to the info about PRT ... there is a free Android app -- the Army Pocket PT Guide. 140 page of good info, including the drills mentioned above. Also, 550cord.com has an Army Fitness Calculator that will calculate PT scores and show you min/max for all APFT events.
- 1Nov 15, '12 by Nursing STUD-entI have been following this post for a few months now, and like the rest of you, I am waiting not-so-patiently for a phone call telling me the news. I am a prior enlisted and have been nursing for about 5 years now. Unfortunately, I will not recieve constructive credit for my experience, as I have been working and living in Canada, and while I have the education and work equivalincy of an associate degree RN, the Army doesn't recognize it at all. But I will graduate with my BScN in May, and hope to go to Fort Sam Houston soon after that. I don't mind that I will enter as a 2nd LT, and I don't mind that with my wife quitting her job, and me quitting mine, we will be taking a $100 000 pay cut in the first year. I want to serve again, and I have seen enough of the civilian side of nursing to know that I need something different.
I know that the past few days have been really tense for me and everyone else who is waiting for news. As of yesterday the news that I got from my recruiter is this: "I just called brigade, the board for the nurses under 2 years of experience is still pending." It isn't much to go on, but at least we know that we haven't been passed over yet.
I really hope that this board can return to a place of mutual support and information sharing, and that we can avoid the abberations of yesterday. There will be more stress and frustration in our futures, both for those selected, and those who are not. We need to continue to be supportive of each other, and not turn on each other when the going gets tough.
Good luck everyone, and I hope to be fortunate enough to meet some of you at Fort Sam next year.
- 1Nov 15, '12 by MauraHello! I have not posted on here before but I was waiting in the wings with you all. I am a CRNA with 4 years working experience joining the Army Reserves. I just received word from my recruiter that I was selected from last week's board. I look forward to joining you all, and hope that you receive your good news soon!
- 0Nov 15, '12 by Pixie.RN Senior ModeratorQuote from vtrobinsonRecruiters will not share information about other potentials besides their own; you're going to have to wait to hear from your own recruiter. I know, the waiting is awful. Good luck!If you could make that happen it would be awesome. This anticipation sucks.
- 0Nov 15, '12 by nursespouseQuote from MauraCongratulations!!! I think you will have a blast. Not to mention you will be joining the number 1 CRNA school in the world.Hello! I have not posted on here before but I was waiting in the wings with you all. I am a CRNA with 4 years working experience joining the Army Reserves. I just received word from my recruiter that I was selected from last week's board. I look forward to joining you all, and hope that you receive your good news soon!
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- 1Nov 15, '12 by MauraThank you. I graduated from the number 3 school for nurse anesthesia, but I know the training pales in comparison to what I would've learned had I gone the Army route from the get go. But life choices get in the way, and the military was not an option at that time.