Deployments for RNs by Branch? - page 2

I am in final stages of deciding on a Nurse Corp (ANC vs AF NC). 1) I know the Army just upped the deployment terms to 15 months. Are RNs seeing full deployment lengths? Recruiter states... Read More

  1. by   military girl
    The army nurses are deploying for a year. I am an active duty nurse, gradutated from OBC in Apr '05, spent one year on station and then deployed from Apr '06 - Apr '07.
    There is a nursing shortage all around. Our tour was 1 year, the only people that were there for 6 months were the surgeons and ortho docs.
    We all have families and/or people that are important to us. The main thing to remember is that you are making a contribution that is very important. Besides, it will be something that you will remember for the rest of your life. And yes, deployments are stressful, but it can take your nursing to another level. And the friendships that I made were great.
  2. by   Beanseye RN
    Thanks Military Girl for both your insight and your service.

    I just got wavier for glaucoma to green light a trip to MEPS.

    Will get answers soon.

    Any suggestions for these final stages?

    If all goes well, I expect to do OBLC in October.
  3. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Beanseye RN
    Thanks Military Girl for both your insight and your service.

    I just got wavier for glaucoma to green light a trip to MEPS.

    Will get answers soon.

    Any suggestions for these final stages?

    If all goes well, I expect to do OBLC in October.
    Hi Beanseye,

    Did they add another OBLC? Initialy I thought I was going in October then I heard that the last one of the year starts on Aug 5th.

    Later I read that they were trying to add one more rotation of OBLC a year but that it wasn't "on" yet.

    My hope is to have my NCLEX-RN results in time to go to Aug 5th OBLC because then my permanent post is squared away.

    So, if you go in August you might be in it with myself and with CME, (I think it is CME) from here.

    Here is to hoping!

    Gen
  4. by   Beanseye RN
    gen,

    i'm not sure what you were told, but i read they hold oblc 5x/yr. to quote my recruiter:

    " brian, here are the next two dates for obc:

    report start finish
    5-aug-07 6-aug-07 23-sep-07
    8-oct-07 9-oct-07 24-nov-07 "

    i look forward to meeting you if we end up training together.

    beanseye rn
  5. by   Gennaver
    Quote from beanseye rn
    gen,

    i'm not sure what you were told, but i read they hold oblc 5x/yr. to quote my recruiter:

    " brian, here are the next two dates for obc:

    report start finish
    5-aug-07 6-aug-07 23-sep-07
    8-oct-07 9-oct-07 24-nov-07 "

    i look forward to meeting you if we end up training together.

    beanseye rn
    hi,
    possibly it wasn't confirmed by the time i signed or when my recruiter last spoke to me. possibly again they wanted to make sure that i could enter within the same fiscal year as i oathed.

    so, then again, the anxst over when i start is a bit of an issue for me because i'm a student, (i.e. with no income in and living on student loans) and need to pay 1k a month rent here in chicago. also the darn timeline of test to licensure is too long to comfortably say i will indeed be in the aug 5th start.

    wishing you the best and if we are in together, see you then!
    gen
  6. by   Tanker
    The ATRRS course catalog does not list a course for Oct. Aug is the last one for 2007. Unless it hasn't been updated and they added it.
  7. by   DUECSON
    Some AF deployments are no longer than 3-4 months so that is truth. I have a co-worker who was deployed with her AF unit and the rotation was 3-6 mos. She came back after 3 months.
  8. by   Gennaver
    Quote from beanseye rn
    gen,

    i'm not sure what you were told, but i read they hold oblc 5x/yr. to quote my recruiter:

    " brian, here are the next two dates for obc:

    report start finish
    5-aug-07 6-aug-07 23-sep-07
    8-oct-07 9-oct-07 24-nov-07 "

    i look forward to meeting you if we end up training together.

    beanseye rn
    hi,
    i think i just understood this above.

    start of august 5 finishes oct 8.
    start of aug 6 finishes oct 9.
    start of sept 23 finishes nov 23

    however, since the start date is august 5th and your recruiter says here are the next two start dates i do not know why he listed three start dates?

    gen
  9. by   Beanseye RN
    gen,

    this is how i understood it>


    " brian, here are the next two dates for obc:

    ....report ........start .........finish
    #1 5-aug-07 ...6-aug-07 ...23-sep-07
    #2 8-oct-07 ...9-oct-07 ...24-nov-07 "

    i checked the atrrs site and as of today the 08 oct class still shows as the last class. i don't think it has been updated though. time will tell. i still can't go to the 05 aug oblc.

    brian
    Last edit by Beanseye RN on Jun 10, '07
  10. by   Jarnaes
    The latest deployment info... the 28th CSH who is currently in Iraq just got their 12 month tour extended to 15 months, and the 86th CSH who's coming in to replace them will be there for 15 months. So yes, right now Army nurses are doing 15 month tours in Iraq.
  11. by   Gennaver
    Quote from beanseye rn
    gen,

    this is how i understood it>


    " brian, here are the next two dates for obc:

    ....report ........start .........finish
    #1 5-aug-07 ...6-aug-07 ...23-sep-07
    #2 8-oct-07 ...9-oct-07 ...24-nov-07 "

    i checked the atrrs site and as of today the 08 oct class still shows as the last class. i don't think it has been updated though. time will tell. i still can't go to the 05 aug oblc.

    brian
    brian,
    thank you for listing it this way, now i get it. if they oct date is good to go it might be likely that they will send me to that one. yet, i have no clue just now how to hang on for three more month's worth of rent with student loans due and no income!! yikes. this is the same old worries that i had before...student status...sigh...hangin in there.

    gen
  12. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Jarnaes
    The latest deployment info... the 28th CSH who is currently in Iraq just got their 12 month tour extended to 15 months, and the 86th CSH who's coming in to replace them will be there for 15 months. So yes, right now Army nurses are doing 15 month tours in Iraq.
    Hello Jarnaes,

    I will find out when I find out eventually but am curious to try to figure out which unit I would be attached to? I know my permanent post but wonder if you could tell me how this works.

    BAMC, Ft. Sam Houston was listed in the unclassified documents as my permanent base.

    Gen
  13. by   navyspouse
    Just want to put my 2 cents in.
    My husband is active duty Navy corpsman and was sent to Afghanistan for 15 months to be with an Army unit. They had AF members in the unit as well that only stayed for approximately 4 months, maybe 6 at most. Those medical types no matter what you are were out on the front lines. Seems as though the Navy, Army and Marines are the ones with the year or longer deployments while the AF was only a few short months at that.

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