Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 45

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 Ricky P
    Hooahnurse,

    Let me be clear about what you just said. So your wife was selected and she already did her commission and now she is going to OBLC in Jan.That's what i understood. Does she already have her orders. Please correct me if i am wrong. I got selected for nurses with less then two years of experience pending waivers. When i called my recruiter about the pending waivers, they had no idea what the waiver was about. They just said it could be scrolling. Now they have been to Boston all week for their Brigade meeting. I haven't heard anything from them. I finally got hold of them today and he said he does not have computer access at the moment. SO i have to call him back on tuesday when he comes back to Germany. I know army is all about hurry up and wait. But this anxiety has been going on for months. It will not get over until i get to the school. At least the biggest anxiety about getting selected is gone for now. I am currently enlisted. I already told my chain of command that i got selected but i do not have a single piece of paper to prove it. Its just the word from recruiter. Has anyone else heard back from scrolling process or pending waiver?
    I know playing the waiting game is hard, but like another post said your waiver must be for something else. My wife was the original applicant who was rady for commission right away. She did not commission, she signed her letter of intent as yu will commission once you arrive to BOLC. But how long have you been in Germany, because if you have been there less than a year you might be waiting on approval for ETP from the Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR). It is the regulation that covers all things travel. At HRC we are dealing with alot of these ETP requests. But just be patient, I know some command climates are not the best, just know you will be doing better things for our Army soon enough.

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    Quote from Ricky P
    Congratulation Jessa,

    All the NCOs and officer from my recruiting station are on Boston for some conference. They should be back Tuesday. I just wanted to find out if it was a waiver or scrolling process. He didn't give me specifics of it. Hopefully i hear something back when he comes back. I will definitely get the specifics about that on tuesday. I will post it here if i can't get the satisfactory answer. There are a lot of people in here who knows a lot about this process. Thank you for you help. Since i am an enlisted soldier, i have PCS order sitting on my desk for 16 Mar 2013.I really hope i go to school before that, just to get me out of lot of paperwork. My recruiter told me that my PCS order as an enlisted soldier will drop automatically when i accept the commission and HRC gets the paperwork. I am not sure how that works. Just waiting eagerly like everyone else to get on the plane and go to San Antonio. I guess i might go to the Xmas market and get me some good German gluhwein for this cold winter and try to stay warm and calm.
    What you need to do is request a deferment of your orders YESTERDAY!!! Because of the time it takes for command signatures then HRC processing if you do not do it now you could be held up. It is not an automatic thing, trust me I work at HRC. If you PCS it does not matter what you are selected for you will not be able to attend school for 12 months. Submit a 4187 along with the board results from your recruiter and if you need an example send me a private email and I will put one together for you. Again good luck.
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    Hooahnurse,

    Thank you so much for the guidance. I am living in Germany for 2 years now. I still have almost three more months. I am waiting till tuesday when my recruiter is back in his office. I do not have a single evidence of my selection other than the word from my recruiter. However i have already told my chain of command about my selection. I am just hoping that my scrolling result comes back fast. So that i get commissioned and i can put in for deferment or may be get to go to school before my PCS date. According to my old recruiter, at the latest i should be in school before April. I have a feeling i will hear back something next week. But I will definitely get in touch with you next week. Also how do i send a private email. I will definitely need a sample of 4187. I know 4187 is like a god paper in military.
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    Hey guys and gals, this thread has officially become the most popular thread ever on the government/military forum. pretty cool. Hooahnurse I was wondering after the scrolling and orders come in, can she go to any military post and get an ID, like navy post?
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    She will need her orders to be able to get her ID and yes it can be at any base including reserve centers which have a ID section. Before she goes she needs to contact the ID section to find out their hours and if an appointment is needed.
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    Quote from jeckrn
    She will need her orders to be able to get her ID and yes it can be at any base including reserve centers which have a ID section. Before she goes she needs to contact the ID section to find out their hours and if an appointment is needed.
    Awesome and thank you jeck, another question that I should have added, what about our children and myself, must we wait till she adds us at BOLC or is this done when she gets her ID?
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    Quote from nursespouse
    Hey guys and gals, this thread has officially become the most popular thread ever on the government/military forum. pretty cool. Hooahnurse I was wondering after the scrolling and orders come in, can she go to any military post and get an ID, like navy post?
    Hey brother, I think she will have to wait to commission. I thought My wife would commission prior to attending BOLC but I guess they do their actual swear in when they get to San Antonio. The reason for this is once she is authorized an ID card, so are you LOL (Good Stuff) but the Army does not want to open that can of worms until they get her in school.
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    Quote from Ricky P
    Hooahnurse,

    Thank you so much for the guidance. I am living in Germany for 2 years now. I still have almost three more months. I am waiting till tuesday when my recruiter is back in his office. I do not have a single evidence of my selection other than the word from my recruiter. However i have already told my chain of command about my selection. I am just hoping that my scrolling result comes back fast. So that i get commissioned and i can put in for deferment or may be get to go to school before my PCS date. According to my old recruiter, at the latest i should be in school before April. I have a feeling i will hear back something next week. But I will definitely get in touch with you next week. Also how do i send a private email. I will definitely need a sample of 4187. I know 4187 is like a god paper in military.
    You can email me at Rodriguez1224@yahoo.com. Send me all of your unit info and I will put the 4187 together for you and have it back to you ASAP. Also, the good news is that January class is not even full yet so I am sure you will get into March class if nothing administratively stops you.
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    Greetings everyone,

    I am an RN with almost 8 years experience. Some med/surg, a lot of case mgmt, presently working trauma/surgical ICU at a level 1 trauma center. We see everything here. I signed a 2 yr retention contract in exchange for my residency training to be qualified to take the CCRN. I not only have an interest in joining the ANC but I would like to attend CRNA school as well. The caveat, I am 39 years young, turning 40 in May. I would greatly appreciate some solid advice about my movements and how quickly I need to act. I reviewed the AMEDD website and noticed the age cut off is age 42. I have read some conflicting info about waivers, etc. I actually spoke with a recruiter and was advised that I could get a waiver. What do they review regarding waivers and what do they take into consideration. I will have my BSN within the next year as well. Please help because I really enjoy working in the ICU but my career goal has been pursuing CRNA. Any sound advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
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    Quote from traumaicurn73
    Greetings everyone,

    I am an RN with almost 8 years experience. Some med/surg, a lot of case mgmt, presently working trauma/surgical ICU at a level 1 trauma center. We see everything here. I signed a 2 yr retention contract in exchange for my residency training to be qualified to take the CCRN. I not only have an interest in joining the ANC but I would like to attend CRNA school as well. The caveat, I am 39 years young, turning 40 in May. I would greatly appreciate some solid advice about my movements and how quickly I need to act. I reviewed the AMEDD website and noticed the age cut off is age 42. I have read some conflicting info about waivers, etc. I actually spoke with a recruiter and was advised that I could get a waiver. What do they review regarding waivers and what do they take into consideration. I will have my BSN within the next year as well. Please help because I really enjoy working in the ICU but my career goal has been pursuing CRNA. Any sound advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
    I would say act quickly. Depending on the timeline of your taking that CCRN and the other things you are doing I would say act very quickly. You will be competitive as a nurse already, but the next board is a year from now, so you have a little bit of time. You need to visit the nearest healthcare recruiter in your area, do not go to a regular Army recruiter only talk with a healthcare recuiter. There are waivers available but they are few and far between. After speaking to a healthcare recruiter you will have a better gauge on the timeline to your next available board. From there spend all the time you can on padding your resume', certifications, references and varied experience. Let me say you are by no means and old person, but in the Armys case you are going beyond their need. I know it sounds terrible, but age can be a negative on your application, as I have stated before age in the military is a currency. Again I know you are well below the cutoff, but all things being equal if your resume is the same as another applicant and the only difference is age, they almost certainly will take the younger applicant. So pad the heck out of that resume' and start exercising alot. I do not know your physical condition, but spend this time you have preparing and going above and beyond the minimum standards to physical fitness and height and weight. I hope this helped you.Locate Us | GoArmy.com


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