becoming an Air Force RN? :o) - page 2

]Hi, I am a RN with 3 years experience in oncology, med/surg tele, pccu, cardiac step down. I currently have my ADN and will have my BSN in June 2012. I am looking into joining the air force as a CO.... Read More

  1. by   RayRN87
    Wow that's awesome, you must be an excellent nurse - congrats on moving up in the ranks so fast! How is family life with Air Force? Do you live on base or off base, and what would you recommend for someone who is married with 2 children?

    Thanks again, I appreciate your feedback and input. It is very nice and reassuring to receive advice from someone with your experience!
  2. by   BabyRN05
    It doesn't matter how good of a nurse you are to get promoted (you can't horrible and get promoted), but 01 through 03 are automatic, so it just goes by the date you passed your NCLEX. I'm married and have 2 kids, and the whole on base vs. off base housing is just going to depend on what base you are stationed, although the AF does have the nicest housing (in my opinion). Do you know where you are getting stationed, if you don't what are your preferences?
  3. by   MBRN74
    Hello BabyRN05,

    Hope all is well. Thanks for your post . I am a potential and have been an RN for quite some time. I would like to get more info from you and your experience. I was trying to PM you but for some reason It won't let me. Thank you so much. Maybe you can PM me because I am not sure it won't let me do that with you right now.
  4. by   Loveebrianna
    Can you email me please @briannaabston@gmail.com. I have some questions about the air force as well!
  5. by   sss2360
    hello , was wandering if anyone out there could tell me which nurses are selected the most when it comes to the air force selection board , im lpn and i grad with my bsn next spring and I have work med surg , and i do wound care for long term , however i dont care where i work med surg is fine i jus want to be selected for any nursing postion
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from sss2360
    hello , was wandering if anyone out there could tell me which nurses are selected the most when it comes to the air force selection board , im lpn and i grad with my bsn next spring and I have work med surg , and i do wound care for long term , however i dont care where i work med surg is fine i jus want to be selected for any nursing postion
    Even with your LPN experience you'll be considered a new grad RN, so med/surg is where you'll go first unless you get some experience (at least 6 months) before you are selected.
  7. by   jfratian
    The numbers of nurses selected vary greatly from year to year. The ideal, most competitive candidate would probably be an OR, ER, or ICU nurse with 2+ years of experience and a certification in that specialty. You're only competing against other people with similar qualifications. Experienced nurses compete against each other for a spot in their specialty. New grads (such as yourself, with the LPN experience) compete against each other separately.

    As the numbers of nurses the AF needs chances all the time, you'll have to ask a recruiter what numbers they are taking and what your chances are.

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