Med-Surg certification exam - page 3

by chudder

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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


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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
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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!!
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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!
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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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    OK. I have cleared up quite a few things. Chudder here is a list of certifications that the Army allows for constructive credit. 6 months per. CNOR, CCRN, CRNA, FNP, CMSRN, CEN the following are not awarded constructive credit ACLS,BCLS,TNCC,PALS,ATLS, and BTLS. Those are all that is listed.
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    Also Armynursey and myself were confused on a few things. There are actually technically, two different ways to get into the critical care course. You can be sent by your unit after you have obtained the rank of 1ST LT, and that is all dependent on calss spots and there is a long waiting list. OR, you can be sent through the USAREC Form 1248-1, which is the Agreement for Army Nurse Corps precision Course Selection Program. As long as you meet the requirements(which you have to meet prior to being allowed to have it in your contract). You will be guaranteed a slot in the precision course after attending BOLC. While 99% of all people with this in their contract complete this TDY en route, some will be slotted to complete it TDY in return. After BOLC, you will complete a 51 hour web based didactic training course, and then you will complete a 16 week residence course at a specified AMC. Whether you complete it TDY en route or TDY in return is Completely up to your branch manager. It has nothing to do with your home unit. The only way your unit will get involved is if you decline the course, then your unit will pick a time to send you. Finally got all that out of the way. But anyway, she finally signed her contract with a course guarantee, loan repayment, and a 3 year AD obligation. Her branch manager has not contacted her yet, but of course they have between 30-90 days to do so. AS soon as she gets in touch with branch, and gets some info on her orders, I will post it here. and on the FY2013 board.
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    Quote from nursespouse
    Also Armynursey and myself were confused on a few things. There are actually technically, two different ways to get into the critical care course. You can be sent by your unit after you have obtained the rank of 1ST LT, and that is all dependent on calss spots and there is a long waiting list. OR, you can be sent through the USAREC Form 1248-1, which is the Agreement for Army Nurse Corps precision Course Selection Program. As long as you meet the requirements(which you have to meet prior to being allowed to have it in your contract). You will be guaranteed a slot in the precision course after attending BOLC. While 99% of all people with this in their contract complete this TDY en route, some will be slotted to complete it TDY in return. After BOLC, you will complete a 51 hour web based didactic training course, and then you will complete a 16 week residence course at a specified AMC. Whether you complete it TDY en route or TDY in return is Completely up to your branch manager. It has nothing to do with your home unit. The only way your unit will get involved is if you decline the course, then your unit will pick a time to send you. Finally got all that out of the way. But anyway, she finally signed her contract with a course guarantee, loan repayment, and a 3 year AD obligation. Her branch manager has not contacted her yet, but of course they have between 30-90 days to do so. AS soon as she gets in touch with branch, and gets some info on her orders, I will post it here. and on the FY2013 board.
    If she goes to her the hospital she is assigned, the chief of nursing for that hospital or deputy commander of nursing has to sign off on her routing slip. She has to have the approval of everyone in her chain, that's why I said to ensure she has a specific date in her contract, it only takes one person to say they don't think she is ready for an AOC producing course. I work with the nurse who slots people for courses. You should go to ANC and click on Professional development and read through the information-CPT H
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    Quote from armynursey
    If she goes to her the hospital she is assigned, the chief of nursing for that hospital or deputy commander of nursing has to sign off on her routing slip. She has to have the approval of everyone in her chain, that's why I said to ensure she has a specific date in her contract, it only takes one person to say they don't think she is ready for an AOC producing course. I work with the nurse who slots people for courses. You should go to ANC and click on Professional development and read through the information-CPT H
    again this is the correct process if you are at your unit, and are then applying for the course. I feel like if I showed you the contract and terms you would understand. I am aware that while at your unit, if you apply for the course it could take quite awhile, and anyone in your chain of command could say "I think she is not ready" and that could throw things for a loop. Speaking to a couple of active duty friends who have been through the process of having the precision course in their contract none of this took place, and all 3 attended the course TDY en route to their first duty assignment. I think we will just have to continue to disagree until she gets her orders in the coming weeks or month and I can list some dates. Do not get me wrong, I am glad you brought this up, because it prompted us to dig further at the recruiting batallion and get some people on the phone. To explain things.


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