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Phew!! Thank you so much for this forum and your encouragement and support since August when I first began to apply. Wow, I just got the "official" word. I am going Green. :) Gen... Read More

  1. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Rme4life
    i am schedules to grad one month before you, so you never know. i did not plan on taking the nclex until around mid june but they still have me slotted for a report date of aug 5th.

    you need to talk to your recruitor right away. you need to contact LTC Adams-Mann (Program Director, AECP & ANCP Programs). She sent out a form (RFO) to all of the ancp and aecp (the enlisted soldiers) awhile back.

    ....ROTC had their information in since around aug 06 (this all applies for a spring graduation class that they are planning for). i hope this all helps.
    Hello,
    I anticipate my orders to arrive in a month or two so that I can contact my branch orientator.

    What is AECP? I am not in the ANCP I am Active Duty on reserve commission and filled out my top three base preferences as part of my application packet.

    I initially listed my date of availability as October because I knew that I needed to have my RN license in my hand in order to attend OBC.

    While I am still a student, I am not in ROTC nor am I on student status, I am on sustainment until graduation, like delayed entry.

    Not sure if that makes a difference but, if you have any occasion to double check this with your ROTC people I would be grateful.

    Maybe I will see you there!

    Here is a pic of me, so you will recognize.

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...nearfinish.jpg

    That was at mile 23 or 26 but, it looks like the real me.

    Hope to see you then, then!
    Gen
    p.s. edit to add, your date sounds about right though, if you test in June then six weeks later, (how long I was told it takes to get your license) would be mid August. Not sure about me, I graduate mid June and wont test till probably begining of August.
    Last edit by Gennaver on Jan 3, '07
  2. by   MBARNBSN
    Quote from Gennaver
    Phew!!

    Thank you so much for this forum and your encouragement and support since August when I first began to apply.

    Wow, I just got the "official" word. I am going Green.
    Gen
    YEAH! I will be going "Green" too if all goes well upon graduation!

    Keep us posted! I want insight in the Nursing Corps! If you have time (you probably won't), tell us about your experience during "Boot Camp" as you go through it!!! I am so excited for you! Good luck! :spin:
  3. by   Rme4life
    sorry if i confused anyone.

    ancp=army nurse corp program and is for someone who applies in the last two years of school. the army pays a $1000 a month and a bonus at the beginning of each school year. you in turn sign up for X amount of years of service. you have no standing in the military really (you are in the IRR or inactive reserve as a PFC to receive the pay). so basically the army pays you up to around 32,000 to go to school for about 5 years of service.

    aecp=active duty soldiers who want to become a nurse. you stay active duty and get your paycheck yet your place of duty is school. this is a really great way for someone that is enlisted to go officer if you want to be a nurse.

    i am not rotc (way to old).

    so everything i said in my previous post does not apply. i thought i had read earlier that you had applied for this program and had been accepted to that. sorry.
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from MBA2BRN
    YEAH! I will be going "Green" too if all goes well upon graduation!

    Keep us posted! I want insight in the Nursing Corps! If you have time (you probably won't), tell us about your experience during "Boot Camp" as you go through it!!! I am so excited for you! Good luck! :spin:
    Hello,
    When do you graduate? I look forward to "officer basic course" too.

    Officer basic course it not supposed to be like "enlisted basic training". From what I read and hear, we have classroom training, daily pt and the pt test and a week long feild training too.

    Good luck! Have you acessed yet?
    Gen
  5. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Rme4life
    sorry if i confused anyone.

    aecp=active duty soldiers who want to become a nurse. you stay active duty and get your paycheck yet your place of duty is school. this is a really great way for someone that is enlisted to go officer if you want to be a nurse.

    .
    Hi,AECP sounds sweet.

    I did apply for the ANCP but, since my program is MS entry to nursing not BS entry to nursing I was not eligible. They may eventually accept MS entry students as candidates but, they do not yet.

    Luckily I still was able to reapply as Regular Army and...yippie...took the oath.

    Yet, if I complete my NCLEX in time maybe I will meet you at OBC. Good luck!

    Thank you for keeping me informed though and trying to look out for me! MUCH appreciation.
    Gen
  6. by   Jarnaes
    The officer basic course has changed during the last year or two.. It is now much more realistic, and you spend a total of 4 weeks in the field. This is the web page for the course: Alpha Company 187th Medical Battalion: Home
  7. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Jarnaes
    The officer basic course has changed during the last year or two.. It is now much more realistic, and you spend a total of 4 weeks in the field. This is the web page for the course: Alpha Company 187th Medical Battalion: Home
    Hi,
    You mean that the field exercises are for four weeks?

    Wow, glad you told me because I wouldn't have brought enough diaper wipes to wash up with!!
    Gen-checking out the links next.
  8. by   JaxiaKiley
    lol @ the diaper wipes
  9. by   Gennaver
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    lol @ the diaper wipes
    They help! I learned about it from my fellow cross country running teammates, (as well as from back country campers too).

    Something else I heard about from fellow female back country campers is the femine hygeine product called femcup or softcup and I bought the product "Instead". However I am not just ready to try it yet have heard rave reviews. It is apparently much better than using sanitary napkins or tampons. The website for the product I have is INSTEAD SoftCup || Welcome I figure that those would be much better than other products.

    Just another thing to not have to worry about.
    Gen
  10. by   JaxiaKiley
    I heard about something similar. If this isn't too personal, have you used it yet? What do you think of it? Is it something you would use even when finished with training? Thanks
  11. by   Rme4life
    im going to contribute to this thread going off topic. i noticed your age gennaver and thought you might be interested in this procedure. it is not for everyone and they usually want you to be at least 35 and no longer wanting to have children. if this applies to you then check out a procedure called novasure. it is sort of a between step-not ready for a hysterectomy but don't want the period either. it causes most people to stop having a period all together....and yet you get to keep all your stuff and still have the hormones you need. of course if you want to carry a child, then you can not have this procedure.

    i did try something similar to what you posted (soft-cup) called the keeper (would not be the best option for the field though-you need to be able to clean it). i did not have a lot of success. i had a heavy flow and it would have leaking which sort of defeated the purpose but it was comfortable.
  12. by   Gennaver
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    I heard about something similar. If this isn't too personal, have you used it yet? What do you think of it? Is it something you would use even when finished with training? Thanks
    Hi,
    I don't mind discussing it at all. I held out from using them for a long time because I thought they would expose your cervix to bacteria yet, that does not seem to be the case as the mesus is NOT exposed to air while it sits in the cup.

    There are plenty of instructions on how to insert and in reality it should be easier to insert than an applicator free tampon, (just requires aquiring familiarity so I suggest to test run it on a non heavy flow day-as per the website and instructions).

    I wish these would have been available 20 years ago! I am still too timid to use them but, once I get familiar I think I will not purchase pads again unless they are for back-up or overnight.

    The only thing I read is that if a person is very small boned or petite than the cup's ring may be too big and it may not fit but will tip forward and leak. I also read that if someone has a tipped uterus that the ring of the cup will not sit properly at the cervix as well.

    The backcountry camping women who have been suggesting these for years to me really rave about them and say that once you get accustomed to them you will wonder why you ever used any other product!
    Gen
  13. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Rme4life
    it causes most people to stop having a period all together....and yet you get to keep all your stuff and still have the hormones you need. of course if you want to carry a child, then you can not have this procedure.

    i did try something similar to what you posted (soft-cup) called the keeper (would not be the best option for the field though-you need to be able to clean it). i did not have a lot of success. i had a heavy flow and it would have leaking which sort of defeated the purpose but it was comfortable.
    Hi,
    The instead cups are disposable one time use only. I wonder how much the "keeper' could hold? The softcup website recommends that it will last about twice as long, (or two hours longer) than whichever feminine product you are using.

    So if you change your pad or tampon ever 2-4 hours on your heavy days the soft cup will only last you a little while longer, (say 3-6 hours) than current product?

    At 40 and single and not able to afford it, it is highly doubtful that I will ever be having kids.

    I see that the novasure is treatment for endometriosis, (which defintely causes major heavy flow, pain and blood loss!).

    I never experienced problems, just the occasional heavy day and only the most minimal of discomfort.

    It seems that for a non-endometrial sufferer that there would not be a predisposing diagnosis to justify.

    Thanks for posting it though, someone else may be interested, especially an endometrial sufferer!
    Gen
    Last edit by Gennaver on Jan 6, '07

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