How long after turning in application package to Navy Nurse Corps

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    My application package was sent to the Navy Nurse Corps Board for review Nov. 15. Does anyone know how long it will take before I hear if I am selected as a candidate? And how soon I can go to ODS? My recruiter told me I should hear something by Dec...but it is now Nov. 28...I'm just anxious. Thanks!
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    I can only speak from my experience. My packet went to board around 20 July. I didn't hear back for almost 10 days, then I waited another 2 weeks for orders, and then 3 more weeks until I went to ODS.
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    Thank you so much for your response! Very helpful. My recruiter said I should hear something sometime this week...fingers crossed! Then, if I am selected, hopefully I will get into the ODS class in January....
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    To MURunner86 and singsongRN,

    What specialties were you applying for? How long have you guys been nurses. Please let me know. My packet didn't go up until december (paperwork left out etc) and then I was told, after I found out on my own, that the med/surg slots were all filled. Did you guys go n for critical care or the new nurse program?
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    Quote from singsongRN
    My application package was sent to the Navy Nurse Corps Board for review Nov. 15. Does anyone know how long it will take before I hear if I am selected as a candidate? And how soon I can go to ODS? My recruiter told me I should hear something by Dec...but it is now Nov. 28...I'm just anxious. Thanks!
    I am a critical care (CCRN certified) nurse.
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    Hi singsongRN,

    thanks for the reply. I figured you must have been. My packet didnt go up until December and then marked as "no goal" because all the medsurg slots were filled. How long have you been in critical care? How hard was the test? I should have sought out a critical care position last year, which i did but to no avail. I am now seeking one. They said that if i get a job in critical care and get the CCRN that would be a good thing and I can apply again before fiscal year is out but those positions will most likely be filled by then for critical care nurses. Or I will have to submit for med surg position in aug/oct. Did you get picked up or not? What happened with yours? Thank you for replying. If you didn't get picked up then what will you do next?

    Thanks
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    Hi MU Runner86,

    How long have you been a CC nurse? What the certification test really hard? How long did you study for it. My packet didnt make the board in time and all the med surg slots filled up. Now they tell me that I can reapply for CC nurse position as long as i have the CCRN. I need to get moving on this right away. I wish someone told me this sooner. Folks havn't been really proactive. I have asked millions of quesitons. Please give me your feedback, especially about the test.
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    I'm not MU Runner86, but we are acquainted. I can tell you that our experiences (mine and Mu Runner86's) are very similar, albeit still different. I am currently a Critical Care Nurse in the US Navy and I work at Walter Reed Military Medical Center. I can tell you that if you're trying to do direct accession into the navy without critical care or mental health experience and you are not certified in med/surg, you shouldn't even pick up an application. You don't have to have the CCRN in order to apply for the critical care nurse position, you just have to have 4 months of ICU experience. The certification for the CCRN was not terribly hard at all. I got 90% of it right, but I can see how some people would fail it. Now I can tell you that if you go into the navy with 4 months of ICU experience without your CCRN, you'll be right back in med/surg no matter which duty station you go to. I recommend you not going to Walter Reed because I had 1.5 years of ICU experience, CCRN, and TNCC and I still almost got put in med/surg. If you're really worried about the test, just watch the Gasparis DVDs and you should be ok if you understand most of it. The people that fail it are those that walk in without studying for it at all.
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    Again demon, your posts are too much to bear. Please speak objectively. I know plenty of poeple who have taken the CCRN with not studying for it as you and passed it. So your last statement is just false. However I would recomend putting in some serious study time. Do some research before posting. We don't need lazy posters.
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    So I'm a little surprised by that reply. I have to say it seems like either something was misunderstood on purpose or just completely overlooked. I think I make it pretty clear that the CCRN is not that bad and the only people that fail are those that don't study, which does not mean that if you don't study you will fail. So it appears that what you've done is re-packaged my post, because you basically repeated what I said, then insulted me by calling me cocky and non-objective. Interesting. I wish I knew your motivation for it


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