Med-Surg certification exam - page 2

Curious: does the Army pay for certification and, if so, what is the process? Is one certification preferred over the other (I think it's AMNC or ANCC)? Thanks!... Read More

  1. Visit  Pikake profile page
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    That makes sense and she isn't a new grad. Do you have a course date on paper because I know that those slots are filled. When is she suppose to go to OBC?
  2. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Quote from armynursey
    That makes sense and she isn't a new grad. Do you have a course date on paper because I know that those slots are filled. When is she suppose to go to OBC?
    not sure, we will not know till her orders get cut. judging by previous years, those orders could take until a week or two before the class lol.

    quick question to anyone involved. I know your pay and allowances(BAH) start on your report date, but what is the actual timeline of BAH kicking in? Will it definitely come when she gets her first pay, or could BAH potentially be delayed. We one our home in florida, and will be keeping it(just renting it out). She will be in her training for at the very least 9 weeks, so basically two pay cycles. will we be getting BAH for the time that she is in training? and until our name comes up on the housing list of her first duty station?
  3. Visit  Pikake profile page
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    If I remember correctly, the BAH doesn't start till you in-process at your next duty station cause I would have noticed that bump in my check.
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    Oh btw...you get atleast an RFO? Cause that should precede the orders, that tells you your course dates and your follow on assignment.
  5. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Possibly, she will be going to the recruiter station wednesday or thursday. We will know more then. I will def post it though. Gosh, not having that bah for that long will definitely hurt. she is already taking a pay cut, not having bah to help with the mortgage would blow.
  6. Visit  Pikake profile page
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    Yeah sorry...the ANC and Amedd is different from the regular Army...just. Remember to have a course date not a general guarantee..when I tell you that the course has a waiting list there is a waiting list...if she isn't already in the system, she is not slotted, there are different branch managers for the courses and the one your recruiter is dealing with is not the CCN branch manager, he is going through the regular 66H new ascensions and that will be her branch manager until she goes to a course of when she promotes to CPT.
  7. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    Quote from armynursey
    Yeah sorry...the ANC and Amedd is different from the regular Army...just. Remember to have a course date not a general guarantee..when I tell you that the course has a waiting list there is a waiting list...if she isn't already in the system, she is not slotted, there are different branch managers for the courses and the one your recruiter is dealing with is not the CCN branch manager, he is going through the regular 66H new ascensions and that will be her branch manager until she goes to a course of when she promotes to CPT.
    I am not sure which branch manager the recruiter has spoke to, basically when the terms went before review(a couple days before the nurse board) they offered her a few things. The only one that did not require an extension to her contract was the CCN course gauarantee, she selected it, it went again before the review, where they accepted the contract. Thats really what we have thus far. After wednesday or thursday we will know alot more, but I will post it here.
  8. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from nursespouse
    Possibly, she will be going to the recruiter station wednesday or thursday. We will know more then. I will def post it though. Gosh, not having that bah for that long will definitely hurt. she is already taking a pay cut, not having bah to help with the mortgage would blow.
    I received BAH the whole time I was at BOLC -- the orders are cut as TDY en route to your first duty station, so she should qualify for BAH from the get-go.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    I received BAH the whole time I was at BOLC -- the orders are cut as TDY en route to your first duty station, so she should qualify for BAH from the get-go.
    this is great to hear. thanks lunah
  10. Visit  chudder profile page
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    Soooo anyone have any very specific answers to my original questions-- details on how to get reimbursed for certification and/or whether the Army will accept *any*
    certification.., Thanks for all the responses though!!
  11. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    stand by chudder I have some forms here that show all accepted certifications. Looking for them now. From memory I know they accept ANCC and CMSRN.
    Last edit by nursespouse on Dec 23, '12
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    Quote from nursespouse
    stand by chudder I have some forms here that show all accepted certifications. Looking for them now. From memory I know they accept ANCC and CMSRN.
    Thanks!
  13. Visit  nursespouse profile page
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    ok we are going tomorrow for my wife to commission, I will pick up some of the paperwork on constructive credit, since we have lost ours. I will post as soon as we get back tomorrow
    Quote from chudder
    Thanks!
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