Army Nurse Corps FY2013 - page 9

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  HooahNurse0221 profile page
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    The Army is a very Unique organization/family to be a part of. WHat I was trying to explain with my posts earlier which upset some was that yes one may have 15 years of nursing experience but as an Army officer it is different. Ceratin things can only be learned through experience. Plus the Army has what is known as the QSP selection which is basically if you don't get picked up for promotion or are stagnant in grade for to long the same way this selection board met to select you, you will be unselected. I do not say that to scare you or anyone else but if you come in a CPT immediately and you have been a CPT for 8 years you become a target for that board. Again I work at the Human Resources Command and conduct board reviews, so this is coming from a good source I promise!! If you get selected never stay in one place, in the Army the more you diversify yourself the more successful you will be. Always be looking for the next school, or oppertunity to do things like take company command, even as a nurse. The little things you do initially will help you later when the competition gets tough. I am a technician (Warrant Officer) we concentrate on knowing, advising and changing policy. That is the wonderful thing about the Army, there is a regulation for everything. When I say everything mean EVERYTHING LOL, but most Soldiers just go off of what they are told their whole careers not off of policy. Good luck and I hope you get selected as the Army is an organization which is awesome!!!
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  3. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Quote from HooahNurse0221
    Your wrong, most do not know what they are getting into in the Army. Remember what you felt like before you joined. And yes you do make more, if you take into account all medical benefits which we do not pay for, 4500 in TA every year and for you being dual military just the convinience of being able to move and not quit and re-apply for jobs every PCS. Also 30 days of paid leave and you won't deal with half the things you do as a civilian. I was not accusing anyone of joining for rank, what I was saying was concentrate on being a leader and the roles and responsibilities that come with every rank. .
    Actually I am a civilian, I am prior service, a disabled veteran from OIF 1. You can say what you would like to say about me being enlisted and that it shows, but what shows is how combative you are and how much you think you know everyone. You do not, you are jaded, if you think you know what is best for everyone on here. If you think an Army nurse makes the same (including benefits) or more, than a civilian nurse, than you have no experience at all with the civilian nurseing side or what the pay is. If my wife put the same amount of time in as a civilian nurse, that she will undoubtedly put in as an Army nurse she would be making borderline double that of her Army counterpart.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 14, '12
  4. Visit  HooahNurse0221 profile page
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    good luck to all candidates and enjoy all the experiences the Army has to offer. Never limit yourself and always be a sponge for knowledge!!!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 14, '12
  5. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    I think we all need to be respectful of each others opinions.

    Here at allnurses........We promote the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite. Please refrain from name-calling and eprsonal attacks...... This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread.


    Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks.

    We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.

    Our call is to be supportive, not divisive. Because of this, discrimination, racial vilification and offensive generalizations targeting people of other races, religions and/or nationalities will not be tolerated.

    I have edited this thread for the last few posts......we are all entitled our opinions. I will tell you as a lifetime civilian nurse....the civilian healthcare community doesn't take care of it's nurses and that treatment is getting worse. There is no retirement, no pension. I wish now that I considered the military when I was younger but hind sight is twenty twenty.

    The cash.....if it is present seems great when you are young....but when you get older and they profession finds a way to dispose of you ......as they are doing with the seasoned nurses now......you have nothing.

    We need to respect each others opinions and points of view. If not the thread will be closed for staff review.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 14, '12
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  6. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    I think we all need to be respectful of each others opinions.
    Couldnt have said it better myself
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    I need to add.........I thank you all for your service. I am deeply appreciative of your sacrifices.
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  8. Visit  lizzardmommy profile page
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    I think the stress is getting to all of us! I feel like this waiting period and reading all of your posts as made me even more certain of my desire to serve and more anxious for a decision. Praying for us all!
    Last edit by lizzardmommy on Nov 14, '12
  9. Visit  AjaxAndronicus profile page
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    Quote from lizzardmommy
    I think the stress is getting to all of us! I feel like this waiting period and reading all of your posts as made me even more certain of my desire to serve and more anxious for a decision. Praying for us all!
    Second that. beers at the cove on a bolc weekend when (hopefully) we get commissioned!
  10. Visit  leekun2010 profile page
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    wouldnt it be nice if we all went to the same bolc class?
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    Quote from AjaxAndronicus

    Second that. beers at the cove on a bolc weekend when (hopefully) we get commissioned!
    The Cove!!! I loved that place. Hang in there, peeps!
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    Quote from leekun2010
    wouldnt it be nice if we all went to the same bolc class?
    That would be awesome!
  13. Visit  ckh23 profile page
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    Quote from HooahNurse0221
    because you were worried about being a CPT instead of knowing what the hell an azimuth is.
    That made me laugh because of how true it is.
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    Quote from ckh23
    That made me laugh because of how true it is.
    LOL. I guess I just want all leaders to be good, knowleadgable ones, with a form knowledge of at least the basics.


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