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Navy FY 17

  1. 0 I have finally been selected for ODS FY 2017!!! Any other RN's out there heard any good news lately?
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  3. Visit  DiscGolfNurse profile page
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    Congrats! I am in the process of applying/waiting for my news. Where will you be heading and what specialty? Do you happen to know how many active duty medsurg spots they have for FY 17?
  4. Visit  spyforte profile page
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    Hey Disc! Glad to hear you are going through the long exhausting process, it will be worth it and I hope you make the cut. I was credentialed and coded for critical care. I do not know the med sure goal for this FY. Back in July when my package was submitted to the board they were only at 15% of their goal for the year on critical care. However, as I am sure you are aware, they wait for a bunch of the packages to go to board before making any selections. Also, there are not many spots across the board for all specialties. That being said they can be very selective. Not sure what all of your credentials are but I would recommend getting as many certifications as possible. I had 10 years of prior service which I feel helped my selection but also I do many collaterals within my organization. Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
  5. Visit  SBSN profile page
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    Spy, how long have you been a nurse? When your package was sent to the board, was it still for FY16 or for 17? How long did your credentialing process take? What was the timeframe from when you walked into the recruiters office to notification of being picked up? Some days I feel like I have a decent chance, and other days I feel like I may not be selected until next FY. I am prior service, and have a year of critical care experience, but only 6 months at my current job.
  6. Visit  spyforte profile page
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    Hang in there SBSN. I graduated May 2015 and went straight into the ICU. The day I passed my NCLEX was the day I called my recruiter. Overall, the process took over a year. My package was sent to the board in July 2016, they had a board in October which is FY 17. This was the board where I was selected. Credentialing process was pretty easy and did not take long at all. The hardest part was gathering up all of the references and making sure everyone responds back to them to verify you are who you say you are. The Navy is so selective that they could probably hold boards once a year (October) and be satisfied. Not saying this is the case but I was a recruiter for my last 3 years from 2008-2011 and I know the process. With that being said, make sure you check on them every week. Even if it's just to say "hey, checking in and seeing how things are going?" If you don't put forth the effort and show the drive then why would a recruiter want to give you the time of day when they have plenty of other qualified applicants who want a spot? It's your future, not theirs. Food for thought and good luck!
  7. Visit  SBSN profile page
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    You are so right! My husband just finished a recruiting tour, and he keeps telling me that officer recruiters don't have to push us and we have to push them (because like you said, the spot is relatively coveted and not given to anyone). I feel annoying when I check in, but like you said, I'm trying to secure my future. Thanks! I know everything will work out, one way or another.
  8. Visit  SBSN profile page
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    Congrats to you!
  9. Visit  DiscGolfNurse profile page
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    Quote from spyforte
    Hey Disc! Glad to hear you are going through the long exhausting process, it will be worth it and I hope you make the cut. I was credentialed and coded for critical care. I do not know the med sure goal for this FY. Back in July when my package was submitted to the board they were only at 15% of their goal for the year on critical care. However, as I am sure you are aware, they wait for a bunch of the packages to go to board before making any selections. Also, there are not many spots across the board for all specialties. That being said they can be very selective. Not sure what all of your credentials are but I would recommend getting as many certifications as possible. I had 10 years of prior service which I feel helped my selection but also I do many collaterals within my organization. Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for the response! I believe for medsurg I have some competitive certs. I am my recruiters first kit that she will be submitting so she has actually been pushing me a lot which is nice. Shes very prompt in responding. I'll definitely be doing my part and checking in weekly. Thanks for the well wishes. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated!
  10. Visit  j.a.m.rn13 profile page
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    Hi spyforte. Congrats! I found out yesterday that I have been selected. Have you found out any details yet? I was told to start waiting again lol and I will speak to a detailer "soon".
    Last edit by j.a.m.rn13 on Dec 13, '16 : Reason: left out info
  11. Visit  Chelle2013RN profile page
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    Hi Spyforte,

    My recruiter sent my packet to the lead processor and they will be sending it over to the board. How long did you want until you found out you got accepted? I'm trying to get into Critical care and my recruiter said they still needed to fill spots. I've only been an ICU nurse for about 7 months and currently working on getting my hours to get my CCRN. I've been a med Surg for about 2.5 years prior. I'm getting nervous and I'm hoping I'll be selected.
  12. Visit  Chelle2013RN profile page
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    It would be nice to hear your experience.
    Last edit by Chelle2013RN on Jan 5 : Reason: Error
  13. Visit  spyforte profile page
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    Hi Chelle, Sorry, it has been a while since I have checked this. I dealt with the entire process and waited for over a year. I started the packet after graduation from school in the summer of 2015. Problem for me was that the board did not convene until October. The way boards work are when they have enough packets to review then they will hold a board. I am sure they will also hold a special board if they are not meeting their required recruiting goals but it will dependent on how many packets they receive. Keep plugging away at those hours and definitely get your CCRN before you go if you are selected. It can make a huge difference in the amount of bonus money. Best of luck to you!
  14. Visit  spyforte profile page
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    Hey JAM, sorry for the very delayed response. Congratulations on being selected!! That is very exciting! I will be headed to ODS February 12th and will be stationed at NAVHOSP Jax. I hope you get what you want and be proud to be NAVY!

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