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- Dec 4, '11 by MURunner86I meant 8 months from the first call I made to my recruiter until the time I went to ODS. I first called my recruiter in January to start the application process and went to ODS in September. I went to board July 21 and had orders Aug 18, commissioned Aug 25.
- Dec 4, '11 by NavyNurseGrlOk just clarifying. Thanks for sharing. Congrats. I am fine with waiting.. just hoping that I will get in . Best of luck to you and your career in the Navy.
- Dec 4, '11 by MURunner86Honestly, working in the civilian side before coming in can only benefit you. All the new grads I started have to deal with so much, not only learning how to be in the military but also how to be a nurse too...
- Dec 9, '11 by NavyNurseGrlGood news... I got accepted!!!! I feel so blessed to have been chosen for the navy nurse corps. I am just waiting for my assignment now and then dates to go for my ODS training... Any advice you all can give me would be appreciated . I am so excite!!!
- Dec 10, '11 by OldloveCongrats, so you got your ProRec today?
- Dec 10, '11 by NavyNurseGrlYes sure did... Any estimates on how long it will be from now until I leave for ODS
- Dec 10, '11 by OldloveDepends. I put a timeline up regarding my experience. From your Prorec to final select it could be 2 weeks to 1 month. From your finsel to ODS it could be another month or so. You have to understand that it's the holidays and vacations and extended leave happens around this time. Also, the LCDR in charge of new accessions is busy, so even if you have your finsel, he may not get to you til next year.
Best case scenario is you go with us to ODS on February, worst case March or April :]
- Jan 9, '12 by Sw88t PeaerrorLast edit by Sw88t Pea on Jan 9, '12 : Reason: error
- Jan 10, '12 by NursingStudent17Congrats on getting in. I'm in the process of applying now. I graduate in May so it looks unlikely that I will be accepted based on these posts about new grads not getting in because of downsizing. However I am trying anyways because it is what I want to do good luck and keep us posted!
- Mar 27, '12 by MBRN74Hey NavyNurseGrl,
A few quick questions for you. You could already be at ODS and done by now
However, how much critical care experience did you have when you applied and how long have you been a nurse? Any other specialties? Did you have your CCRN when you submitted your packet? I thought you said you were working on it. Did you put in your packet that you were studying for it then? Sorry for all the questions. l started this process last year only for my packet to not even make the first board. There were so many things that got left out of my packet and recruiter didn't know credentialing took so long. So, needless to say i didn't get picked up because all the med surg slots were filled. I am now trying to get a position in CCU before this next board in August for 2013. I would only end up with about 4 months experience if i take a position right now in CCU. Then i would really have to work hard to get my ccrn. I have worked in CC but for dialysis treatments and they dont recognize that. So, now I'm having to do this. Any suggestions?? What state were you located in? Do you know how many months or years are they looking at? It seems having the CCRN is the kicker. That's why i was wondering about your Critical care experience and the certification. Thanks so much for all of your help.
Anyone else feel free to chime in on this. I am trying to make decisions. I am not as young as some of you on here so there is a bit of a time crunch for me now that they are downsizing.