Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 68

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... Read More

  1. Visit  ArmyCRNA2B} profile page
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    LOL I laugh at your response, all I can say is that Im not the only one who feels this. Until you have walked in my boots you have no room to talk!!! When fellow colleagues say they are embarassed to say they work here, When you lack the Basic things needed to do Basic nursing care there are issues that are wrong. Personally your opinión means nothing to me ive been a parachute rigger in the AF spilled blood in the sand with my fellow soldiers in Iraq as a rank commander and even have a friend who has a másters in Nursing leadership who says Army nursing is a joke!! Maybe its you WHO needs to rexamine yourself, I think so very little of ppl like you who criticize ppl like me who wear the American flag on our shoulder and yet you offer no concrete solutions, to me you are nothing more than part of the problem!!! Bravo two teo out!!!
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  3. Visit  nursespouse} profile page
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    Not to get into a flexing contest but, i was there for the invasion. And not as a rigger. As an FO I did my fighting with 101st, also there with 3rd ID also there with 1st Armor. So, flexing deployment experience means nothing in this argument. You're angry at the world because you made a bad choice and did not do the research before making said choice. That is the problem. As I said good luck with your career, I hope you take a long hard look at the rosters of our fellow brothers and sisters that have not come back while bring allowed the privilege to serve. Maybe your schedule complaints will still hold water, maybe not.
    Last edit by nursespouse on Apr 13, '13
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    Quote from ArmyCRNA2B
    LOL I laugh at your response, all I can say is that Im not the only one who feels this. Until you have walked in my boots you have no room to talk!!! When fellow colleagues say they are embarassed to say they work here, When you lack the Basic things needed to do Basic nursing care there are issues that are wrong. Personally your opinión means nothing to me ive been a parachute rigger in the AF spilled blood in the sand with my fellow soldiers in Iraq as a rank commander and even have a friend who has a másters in Nursing leadership who says Army nursing is a joke!! Maybe its you WHO needs to rexamine yourself, I think so very little of ppl like you who criticize ppl like me who wear the American flag on our shoulder and yet you offer no concrete solutions, to me you are nothing more than part of the problem!!! Bravo two teo out!!!
    So you think you're special? You think you are the only person to ever be deployed and watch friends die beside you? You are not!

    It sounds like you are bitter because you got screwed by the big green weenie. You are not the only one, not the first, and certainly not the last. So suck it up, watch a little less "A Few Good Men" and get over yourself.

    On a side note, for someone who hates Army Nursing perhaps you should change your handle name.
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    To be fair, I get a sense of why ArmyCRNA2B is frustrated and unhappy. I was not prior service, but I know people who have found difficulty in transitioning not only to the officer side, but also to MEDCOM. I have had my days of frustration, too. I just don't vent about it here. :-) So please, let's not make personal jabs at each other, mkay?
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    Quote from ArmyCRNA2B
    I'm prior service Air Force and Army and currently on my third year of a 5 year ADSO as an AN (1LT). I'm telling you now turn around and go back, Army nursing sucks!!! It's a parallel universe compared to civilian nursing! I was where you were at , except I was in the ANCP program, did BOLC, I mean drunkfest, at Sam Houston. Yep go directly passed GO and Do not collect 200. It's a joke! Its all old school nursing from the 80's, everything from equipment to team nursing, and oh lets not forget the furlough taking affect 16 Jun!! Yep be prepared to work long hours and yea your days off are not your days off!! You have to come in to the hospital and do APEQS training as well as all your other appointments plus mandatoary volunteering into the community and mandatory fun time. Yep welcome to Army nursing suckaaa!!!
    I know plenty of LT's in the Army Nurse corps who give the good with the bad but you are so discouraging. I know what I signed up for and at the end of the day I chose nursing because its bigger than me its about helping others and not just being a metocore nurse. This is just YOUR opinion and YOUR experience. Everyone is entitled to their own but don't be a joy kill or so negative about it. Cmon LT false motivation is better than no motivation. Get it together how do you expect to mentor or lead others with an attitude like that smh.
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    Hello everyone! Not sure about stunt from above but I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Blair and I am a ROTC graduate from creighton university in Omaha, NE. I will be commissioning and going to BOLC in August or October. I'm interested in goin the M5 route and eventually trying to get onto a SORT team once I have the experience. Good luck to all of you


    Blair
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    Quote from ArmyCRNA2B
    I'm prior service Air Force and Army and currently on my third year of a 5 year ADSO as an AN (1LT). I'm telling you now turn around and go back, Army nursing sucks!!! It's a parallel universe compared to civilian nursing! I was where you were at , except I was in the ANCP program, did BOLC, I mean drunkfest, at Sam Houston. Yep go directly passed GO and Do not collect 200. It's a joke! Its all old school nursing from the 80's, everything from equipment to team nursing, and oh lets not forget the furlough taking affect 16 Jun!! Yep be prepared to work long hours and yea your days off are not your days off!! You have to come in to the hospital and do APEQS training as well as all your other appointments plus mandatoary volunteering into the community and mandatory fun time. Yep welcome to Army nursing suckaaa!!!
    ArmyCRNA2B at the risk of stating the obvious you are being "that LT" on a public forum. I will try to PM the rest of my comments that are direct for you

    For all the new peeps at BOLC now or waiting on orders:
    I do agree that there are a TON of things the Army can do to improve MULTIPLE things, but I don't want to discourage those that are just starting out. Every post, facility and leadership chain is different, and command climates change over time.
    Adjusting to ANC life at a MEDDAC versus Level 1 civilian trauma center is a huge adjustment in itself, not to mention enlisted to officer, and the other number of things that you will be forced to adjust to as a new LT. I have to admit I lost my focus a little and was sucked into the BS. Now it is time to learn from those mistakes, move on and continue to grow.
    Use your first assignment as a learning phase and sit back and watch the other officers that are around you. You will quickly find out who is about business and who is not. You will also encounter different types of leaders, tuck away the good traits for future use and learn what not to do from the bad.
    It has been a super long time since I have posted (sorry LunahRN), but I am headed to Korea soon, so if anyone is going PM me.
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    Quote from traumaRN1908
    It has been a super long time since I have posted (sorry LunahRN), but I am headed to Korea soon, so if anyone is going PM me.
    It is great to see you back! I know you have good perspective on what ArmyCRNA2B is experiencing, too.

    The bottom line is that there is BS in ANY job, civilian or military. There will always be inefficiencies in the system, there will always be some jerks in the ivory tower -- they just make the gems that much shinier. As Gandhi said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."
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    Quote from ajb50402
    Hello everyone! Not sure about stunt from above but I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Blair and I am a ROTC graduate from creighton university in Omaha, NE. I will be commissioning and going to BOLC in August or October. I'm interested in goin the M5 route and eventually trying to get onto a SORT team once I have the experience. Good luck to all of you

    Blair
    Hi Blair! I did ROTC as well and commissioned in Dec. I have no idea when I'm going to BOLC the only thing I've been told is it won't be NLT then Oct *the frustration I'm feeling. But if you don't mind me asking what is the M5 route?

    Hi Bl
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    M5 = ER nurse. :-)
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    Quote from LunahRN
    M5 = ER nurse. :-)
    Thank you!
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    Before people say that the military facilities do not have the equipment/supplies d staffing to do there jobs have not worked at a civilian hospital. I have worked at 6 civilian hospitals and the Army hospitals have been the best equipped and staffed. at a civilian hospital when census is low staff is sent home not at Army hospital. The staffing ratio is much better at a Army hospital, have never heard of a nurse taking a 10-12 patient load. Yes there are a lot of issues with Army nursing and one of the major ones is as a nurse finally has a decent amount of experience the are pulled away from the bedside
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    Quote from ArmyCRNA2B
    I'm prior service Air Force and Army and currently on my third year of a 5 year ADSO as an AN (1LT). I'm telling you now turn around and go back, Army nursing sucks!!! It's a parallel universe compared to civilian nursing! I was where you were at , except I was in the ANCP program, did BOLC, I mean drunkfest, at Sam Houston. Yep go directly passed GO and Do not collect 200. It's a joke! Its all old school nursing from the 80's, everything from equipment to team nursing, and oh lets not forget the furlough taking affect 16 Jun!! Yep be prepared to work long hours and yea your days off are not your days off!! You have to come in to the hospital and do APEQS training as well as all your other appointments plus mandatoary volunteering into the community and mandatory fun time. Yep welcome to Army nursing suckaaa!!!


    nursing is nursing no matter where you do it. There are very few places that you can control your schedule, you can ask but it not mean you will get it. Is it Army nursing or nursing in general you do not like? If you are prior vice there should have been no surprises about mandatory training on your days off, or mandatory fun.
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