Navy Nurse First Duty/ODS/Relocation 2013

  1. 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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  3. by   Sw88tpea
    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!
  4. by   HM2Doc
    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.
  5. by   oaktown2
    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!
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Mar 2, '13 : Reason: TOS: please do not post names or identifying information of employees/staff
  6. by   HM2Doc
    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.
  7. by   oaktown2
    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!
  8. by   HM2Doc
    I'm actually on the east coast right now, but that shouldn't be an issue.
  9. by   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?
  10. by   aketamax
    Thank you! I live in Illinois, so I probably could go either West or East. Did you go thru ODS?
  11. by   oaktown2
    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.
  12. by   HM2Doc
    I graduate at the end of April, so I really hope I don't have to wait until Jul or Aug for ODS. There is a class around May 12th, but that may be too soon. Hopefully I can get a June class.
  13. by   oaktown2
    Oh I don't graduate until the end of May and he was basing my ODS date on if I took the NCLEX the first week of June and then said that I would probably be in the Jul class. But it was all hypothetical because I don't really know yet when I will be taking the NCLEX and my state is not always the fastest at posting results. I just have some family basing some vacation plans on my ODS graduation date so I was trying to get a sense of when it might be. HM2Doc, I would expect that you would go long before Aug.
  14. by   aketamax
    Guys, I am already working as an RN. So, I hope I will go to ODS asap, like June I am looking at all other hospitals and bases to make an informed decision where I want to be if I won't get any of my choices (big three hospitals). I really like Jacksonville, FL or Camp Pendleton (which I visited last spring). I hope detailer calls me soon as I already scheduled a vacation at the end of March, so I could visit my duty station and plan my living there.

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