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- Jun 21, '09 by armyicurnJust cause is right. My mistake. I need to go to bed. It has to be as a RN not EMT.
- Mar 5, '10 by crcircusHowdy.
I'd PM but need a certain number of posts before that opens up.
I hope LRMC is as wonderful a place to work now as it was in 2005-2006. I was a medic in the DWMMC then, but knew some excellent ICU nurses. They inspired me to go back to school for my RN.
Now the trick is to find the right AMEDD recruiter. Since I plan on making the Army a carreer, it would be nice if the Army would cover nursing school expenses. I'm too old for ROTC, currently a TPU reservist. Any suggestions?
- Mar 5, '10 by armyicurnDid you work in the ICU at all? Who do you know that was there during your time? Good to know you got inspired by some good ICU RN's. I hope that was me
- Mar 5, '10 by just_causecrcircus, positive thing about nursing is you don't need rotc in order to gain a commission and funding support.
The point you need to get to is gaining acceptance to a BSN program and being a junior in the program... this sounds like a long process but its essentially what nursing pre-reqs will get you to. At that point you can apply for army candidate program or you can start applying for commission and a loan repayment or lump sum bonus 1 year out from graduation date.
- Mar 6, '10 by crcircusI've already applied to accelerated bsn programs (I have a non-nursing BA already) and will be interviewing later this month. The piece I am missing is the process of finding out what Army programs are available. I recall from enlisting that it is always better to go in with some idea of what to ask the recruiters.
WRT LRMC: I would not want to list people's names on a public forum with out their permission, so I'll wait until I can PM to walk memory lane. I didn't get up there as much as I would have liked. Only two or three days of actual shadowing. Usually I was up there for patient delivery, status updates or to assist the CCAT teams retrieve their gear. It would depend on how many ambulatorys we had that mission.
- Mar 6, '10 by carolinapoohPardon me for butting in, but that's what you ask the AMEDD recruiter - what types of scholarships and funding do you have available for officer applicants? That stuff changes all the time and the recruiter has the most up to date knowledge (usually, anyway).
I'm prior enlisted as well, so I do know what you're saying.