Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 53
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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
- 0Jan 3, '13 by nursespouseThanks Jeck. This is good to know. I knew of course there would be a TiS or TiG req just not sure which would apply.Quote from jeckrnI am not so sure she will have to wait the 42 months to go to the CPT's board. If she did she would be a 1LT with 3 1/2 yrs. When I came in I had constructive credit and went to the CPT's board based on my TIG as a 1LT not TIS as an officer. Her year group will be adjusted to reflect her date of rank just like mine was. Also, she will out rank any 1LT who has a date of rank less then her. 1LT do not have 30 months in grade unless they have some issues and unable to be picked up for CPT. When the MILSPER message comes out for any promotion board it will have the dates of zones of considerations and it is based on what your date of rank is for group going before the board.
- 0Jan 4, '13 by SgaikI talked to Army Health recruiter today. I'm an FNP (would be a 66p), the Army has 7 slots for this fiscal year two are already filled. The recuriter was a biochemist by trade and didn't really know all that much about nursing in the Army. Does anyone know how the Army uses FNPs (66p) Are they deployed down range in CSH's or are they just used in primary care on posts? or somewhere in between?
- 0Jan 4, '13 by vtrobinsonFrom what I understand, the Army does use them but I am not sure if they deploy. If they do, it is not as often as the PAs. I am currently at an army hospital and the OIC of the family practice clinic is an FNP, not an MD. I am guessing with the budget crunch, we will see more NPs and PAs in the military health system.
- 0Jan 5, '13 by DaniRN421Does anyone know what the standard is for doing sit-ups? I am looking more for what kind of form they expect you to have. Does it matter if someone holds your ankle verses your calf? How do they want your arms to be (behind your head, or your chest)? ... I have been working out constantly, trying to get ready for the PT test at BOLC. However, I want to make sure that I am training the proper way. Any info that someone could give me would be greatly appreciated.
- 0Jan 5, '13 by Pixie.RN Senior ModeratorGoogle is your friend. http://www.army-fitness.com/Army-Situp-Standards.php. There are also videos on YouTube. You cannot be held by your calves -- only feet or ankles. Fingers are laced behind head. There are plenty of apps and guides regarding Army fitness and the proper way to execute sit-ups and push-ups. One tip regarding the sit-ups: do not use your muscles to control your descent -- just let yourself fall back. Otherwise you expend far more energy and won't be able to do as many sit-ups. I learned this the hard way. Good luck!
- 0Jan 5, '13 by Pixie.RN Senior ModeratorHere is another great resource: 550 Cord | APFT Calculator, Land Nav Training Software, Body Fat Calculator, Army Smart Card Creator. 550cord also has a great app (for Android, at least) to calculate APFT scores. Also, this is what I used for running, the Couch to 5K plan: The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan | C25K Mobile App. It takes just 9 weeks to complete, and that is what I did before I commissioned. There are C25K apps as well, but I don't like them too much -- I just figured out the times for each segment on my treadmill and did it that way. Big fan of C25K -- I was never, ever a runner, but it really worked for me.