Navy Nurse First Duty/ODS/Relocation 2013

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    Hello to all Navy NCP students! I am graduating in two months and finally got an email from Bethesda that I can now contact detailer for ODS dates and first duty station. I cannot believe it takes so long to find out where I will be stationed. I was told that I need to only choose from three big Navy hospitals; however, by reading older post, it seems like I still could be sent to other places. Please keep in touch and let me know if any of you get any word from *****. I will too
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Mar 2, '13 : Reason: TOS: please do not post names or identifying information of employees/staff
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    Congrats! I'm a current Navy RN and regarding places you go to, you can always ask to go somewhere else if you have something in mind. The worst he would say is, no. If they need someone there they might take you. Good luck!
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    Aketamax: I just read the email from ****** and sent out an email to *****. Hopefully I'll hear back from him sometime next week.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Mar 2, '13 : Reason: TOS: Please do not post names or identifying info of employees/staff.
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    Hi Aketamax - I was able to speak to **** Friday and was tentatively given San Diego. I echo Sw88tpea's comments about asking for where you want to go. I know another new grad that got something other than what was offered because of asking. Good luck!
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    San Diego is where I'm trying to go as well. My wife is active duty and stationed there, so I'm 99.9% sure that's what I'll get...preferably at NMCSD.
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    HM2Doc - It sounds like you have a pretty good shot at NMCSD. I think they may have saved some slots for NCP'ers and I assume you are already on the west coast? But you never know. Hopefully you can talk with him on Monday!
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    I'm actually on the east coast right now, but that shouldn't be an issue.
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    Did you really spoke with detailer on Friday? I thought we need to email him first and then wait a week and then call...did you call instead of sending email? San Diego will be a dream! I actually traveled to all three biggest hospitals in 2012 and really enjoyed my visit at San Diego. Good Luck! Did you get ODS date yet?
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    Thank you! I live in Illinois, so I probably could go either West or East. Did you go thru ODS?
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    Quote from aketamax
    Did you really spoke with detailer on Friday? I thought we need to email him first and then wait a week and then call...did you call instead of sending email? San Diego will be a dream! I actually traveled to all three biggest hospitals in 2012 and really enjoyed my visit at San Diego. Good Luck! Did you get ODS date yet?
    I emailed him and then he called me a few hours later. He didn't give me a date for ODS as everything depends on when you pass the NCLEX, but he did say that it would probably be Jul or Aug.


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