FY 2014 Air Force Nursing - page 14

I have been following the thread for FY 2013 Air Force nursing and realize that many of the clinical nurses, including myself, were made alternates for FY 2014. The only information I have received from my recruiter is that I... Read More

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    You deserve to make the best decision for you and your family Dreaming1007....you definitely want to honor your employer, but not for the sake of YOUR future.
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    Hello everyone. I have not been back to the thread in a while. I was also an alternate for the cut clinical nurse positions in 2013. I have reapplied for 46N3E (critical care) for the October boards. I am hopeful this time around. My recruiter believes I will have a better chance at the 46N3E position because there are less nurses that qualify/apply for the critical care posistion. I would love to get selected and leave in January for COT, keeping my fingers crossed. Has anyone else applied for October boards in critical care? Any news on the boards? I have heard that there may be more numbers for fy2014 than originally anticipated.
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    2G219,

    You won't hear anything on the boards until roughly 2-3 weeks after they meet at the beginning of October. I think they are still QC'ing the apps right now...I just cleared that portion last week (seeing if anything is missing from the app). I've heard October 21st is the current release date.

    I'm applying for clinical nurse so I can't really tell you anything about critical care specifically.

    I don't know if anyone knows specific numbers because I'm pretty sure Congress hasn't passed a budget yet. Obviously if anybody knows more than I do feel free to chime in.
    Last edit by jfratian on Sep 17, '13
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    I was also told Oct 21st would be the release date. It will be interesting to see how/if the FY2014 budget will effect the number as well as loan repayment/bonuses. I know I sure could use some more money towards my loans

    Time seems to be dragging now! It feels like life is on hold. I am thankful that I have a great job to keep me busy
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    I wouldn't worry about the bonuses. They may get smaller, but I suspect they will continue to exist. How would they convince people to sign long-term contracts otherwise? Everyone would just sign-up for 3 years at a time, creating continuity issues, and even more money would be lost training replacement personnel. Without the bonuses, you would also have to worry about losing good people to the civilian sector.
    Last edit by jfratian on Sep 18, '13
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    Pay does not have a whole lot to do with my decision, but being a NP grad from a private college I do have a lot of student loan debt.

    I would taking a slight decrease in base pay but with all the extras (BAH, BAS, healthcare, etc) I will actually get a bit of a pay bump. Looking at long term it is a very smart financial decision.

    But most of all my husband and I just miss the Air Force!!
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    Does anyone happen to have the COT uniform checklist? I've been trying to access the OTS website but it keeps showing a server error. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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    I also reapplied and I have been able to not think about Oct 21 but I have just started counting the days. I went through this before and was hoping not to do it all over again. I am hoping for a direct selection this time and not to be an alternate like last time. All the best.






    Quote from Candi2188
    I was also told Oct 21st would be the release date. It will be interesting to see how/if the FY2014 budget will effect the number as well as loan repayment/bonuses. I know I sure could use some more money towards my loans

    Time seems to be dragging now! It feels like life is on hold. I am thankful that I have a great job to keep me busy
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    I got an email from my recruiter today and before I opened it my heart was racing but It was just a generic e mail saying that my package if ready for Oct 1st...Not too much longer!!

    To those who have done this before...was the estmated release date accurate or did you hear sooner or later?
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    I remember that horrid wait! I've been in 3 years. It took me almost a year to get in fully qualified. I'm a M46N3e (critical care). I see someone is applying for a critical care position - we are critically manned. I think if you are qualified, you can count on a position. You just have to wait for it.

    My wait experience: Package went in October 28.
    I had thought I would get in for a January COT and would be told in November that I got in - I didn't get any - ANY! - reply until the following April. And I went to COT in May.

    good luck to all you fighting to get in!


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