Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 41

by AjaxAndronicus

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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    VT, that its true but until I have a confirmation I'm not going to say I'm in. I'm most likely selected for the program and excited as all heck, though! I'm pending further confirmation or whatever they are doing with my app at this point, so I'm just waiting for the final word until I go out and celebrate.
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    Has anyone from the OML been picked up yet?
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    Quote from MTBerRN
    VT, that its true but until I have a confirmation I'm not going to say I'm in. I'm most likely selected for the program and excited as all heck, though! I'm pending further confirmation or whatever they are doing with my app at this point, so I'm just waiting for the final word until I go out and celebrate.
    I'm excited for you MTB!! Let us know!!!
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    Irishliz thank you very much. I definitely will.
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    A little update for me:

    I commissioned on the 1st of Nov, and was advised to sit tight and wait for orders. A few weeks went by and I called, and they had the orders in the recruiting office. No mention of how long they had them though!

    I'm going tomorrow with the recruiter to pick up some uniforms. I can go on my own to get an ID card. There is no Army post for hundreds of miles, but there is Balboa Naval Medical Center that has an AAFES store with Army uniforms.

    I'm not sure what the next step will be after uniforms and ID. My home unit is about 12 hours away but I am attached to APMC; most of my drill should be with a local unit.

    -Migz
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    Quote from LunahRN
    Regarding giving notice to employers, I agree with jeckrn -- it's best to be up-front with your employers about it and let them know now. My managers wrote my letters of recommendation, so they knew the whole time what my goals were, and they were supportive. I realize not all situations will be the same, but the sooner they know, the better. Chances are you'll be leaving for BOLC in March. I personally didn't get my orders until March, but put in my notice anyway -- at least at my fulltime job, I held on to my PRN job a little longer just in case. Hopefully your employers will be very proud of you, as being selected speaks to the quality of their choice of employee, especially in times that are so competitive.
    I have a question that maybe you can help me with Lunah, I spoke with the assignment manager for the Nurses at HRC and she told me my wife would probably go to Walter-Reed for her first year, Being dual military and having children we were wondering what the schedule was like while you were completing your preceptor or the first year of "training" as a new Army nurse? I am scheduled to take a BDE at Bragg so we are trying to figure out who will take the babies for that year.
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    I came in as an experienced ER nurse, so I had three weeks of orientation to my ER before I was on my own. It's likely she'll be doing 12-hour shifts, though. I work three 12s one week, four 12s the other. Sorry that you two won't be stationed together.
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    Sorry to chime in so late here but I have a quick question on once your in BOLC as a new grad for some of you Army Nurses. I am completing the AECP program in MAY so will be slotted sometime after that. I see most of this thread is from already established nurses who are coming in through a recruiter. As a new grad and a AECP Soldier do anyone have a quick snap shot of how long it takes to get orders once you have passed the NCLEX. When you do get orders will it include my first duty station? And lastly, should I expect my first duty station to be a MEDCEN? From my understanding you spend a year of less as a bed side nurse before you can apply for a specialty, does that sound right? I am currently a medic with 8 years in and going to school in Houston.

    Perhaps if anyone knows if I was at a TDA unit as enlisted will it knock out my chances of going there as an officer? I have been already to MAMC and spent the last 4 years in D.C. with the process of closing Walter Reed.

    Thanks
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    I went to BOLC with a lot of new nurses who were prior service. Not sure if any of them did AECP, but the process should be pretty similar for commissioning as far as getting acclimated into the Nurse Corps. For the Nurse Transition Program (NTP, the training for new nurses), you will likely be at a MEDCEN -- pretty sure all the new grads I knew went to MEDCENs. Your orders should include your first duty station -- you should know your final destination before BOLC because you'll probably get orders TDY en route. (Note there is a lot of "likely, should, probably" in my response. Haha.) I think the NTP is at least 6 months.
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    Quote from migz
    A little update for me:

    I commissioned on the 1st of Nov, and was advised to sit tight and wait for orders. A few weeks went by and I called, and they had the orders in the recruiting office. No mention of how long they had them though!

    I'm going tomorrow with the recruiter to pick up some uniforms. I can go on my own to get an ID card. There is no Army post for hundreds of miles, but there is Balboa Naval Medical Center that has an AAFES store with Army uniforms.

    I'm not sure what the next step will be after uniforms and ID. My home unit is about 12 hours away but I am attached to APMC; most of my drill should be with a local unit.

    -Migz
    Are you working with SSG Kaaa? I remember going to Balboa to get my ACUs and PTs... good times..


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