Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 13

by AjaxAndronicus

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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


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    Quote from nursespouse
    On 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.
    along 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 remember

    Be- Bend and Reach
    Right- Rear Lunge
    Here- High Jumper
    Real- Rower
    Soon- Squat Bender
    We- Windmill
    Found- Foward Lunge
    Pennies- Prone Row
    Behind-Bent Leg Body Twist
    Poppy's- Pushups

    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.
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    Adding 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.
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    I 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.
    Ryan
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    Our recruiter told us yesterday "results are done but not released, my commander is trying to get ahold of them"
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    If you could make that happen it would be awesome. This anticipation sucks.
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    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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    Quote from vtrobinson
    If you could make that happen it would be awesome. This anticipation sucks.
    Recruiters 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!
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    Quote from Maura
    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!
    Congratulations!!! I think you will have a blast. Not to mention you will be joining the number 1 CRNA school in the world.
    Best Nursing Anesthesia Programs | Top Nursing Schools | US News Best Graduate Schools
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    Quote from LunahRN
    Recruiters 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!
    Congrats on your selection!!!
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    Thank 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.
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