Navy Officer Nurse Corp - page 4

This type of career is a interest to me but I do have a few questions. What exactly is the description of a Officer? What role in the navy or any branch does the officer Nurse corp fit? What is a... Read More

  1. by   just_cause
    Yup, the board info is pretty much isolated to the recruiter and the health care recruiting team..which unless you know somebody there isn't really a contact you make, you should be talking with the recruiter as the POC
    v/r
  2. by   tweety_bird
    Hi everyone. I am currently i the navy and I am thinking about applying to the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP). Is there anyone that has done the program or know someone who has who can give me some advise and tell me a little more?
  3. by   just_cause
    I am not familiar with it - but here is a link to a navy pub on it...
    http://www.tpub.com/content/administ.../14083a_36.htm
  4. by   lubdubRN
    Quote from jordaa
    It all depends on when the board is meeting. When I originally submitted my packet there was supposed to be a board meeting the next week, which got postponed for 2 weeks. Once the board met, I got a phone call from my recruiter about 2 days later, although I was told it usually takes about a week for them to officially "select" you. The biggest thing is just getting the packet together. It's a pretty intensive process. Mine took as long as SouthernBelles' did, since I also started working on everything in February.
    I am in the process of gathering my packet. I have filled out the clearance form (pheeeewww!!!) and have done the interviews. I have been cleared for a physical for next week Dec 18. My original recruiter meeting was Nov 10....I thought it has been going rather well and fast. My recruiter told me that it takes 90 days from the time your completed packet is submitted that you will hear a decision.....from the looks of your post, thats not the case...was she giving me worst case scenario???

    confused and wondering
  5. by   just_cause
    lubdub,
    I would inquire at when the board date is - it should be 2 or 3 weeks max after the board from when you get results.. the board date is what you want to know... if you have your packet there you have avoided 99% of the 'issues' you hear people upset about. Then the board feedback should be pretty quick via a letter or verbal feedback from your recruiter.
  6. by   jordaa
    I'd agree with that. Once the board meets, the results were pretty fast. My recruiter told me it would be a week, and it ended up being a day. It just took a long time to actually get my packet together, and then the board didn't meet right away. So that is the biggest challenge in the whole process!
  7. by   lubdubRN
    Sassysailor,


    How is it going for you?
    Last edit by lubdubRN on Dec 12, '08 : Reason: already answered
  8. by   lubdubRN
    Thank you Jordaa and Just cause....I will be sure to ask about the board meeting dates...I feel better knowing that its less than the 90 days I was told!! Oh one more question... the MEPS physical....you have to wait 10 days after the physical to request it to be placed with your packet? I am trying to weigh info given to me.

    Thanks to everyone on this site!!!! This is a great resource and help!!
  9. by   sassysoldier
    i'm curious too of the board dates. I only know when the next one is coming up. I'm trying to focus on some positive energy because I am getting anxious ready for my packet to go up. My recruiter keeps saying she wants my packet to go up before the last board meeting b4 the holidays. However, we are waiting on both my interviews to submit the forms. They both stated I did well but have not turned in the forms. One even went on vacation.
    So I am just trying to breath (wuuu---siiii) and hopefully they will get the forms in so my recruiter can submit it. I am preparing myself that If it doesn't make it in then I'm sure it will be in the first January meeting. If all goes well then I'm shooting for FEB ODS. That may work out better for me since January would be right after X-mas and my goal is to make it out of my grandmothers house without gaining a pound (huge challenge). That gives me time to eat a little red velvet cake and work it off in time. )
    I want to say that there is a board meeting dec 18th. For some reason that date sticks out to me.
  10. by   jordaa
    How is it going sassysailor and lubdubRN with the board dates? I'm curious to see when you are headed to ODS. I've been at my command at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda for a month and a half, and it's going pretty well. Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll try to answer, since I've gone through all that most recently. Good luck!
  11. by   sassysoldier
    hey, my packet was sent to the boards for the January meeting. There was some issue with my licence so the boards asked me to clear it up. (I sent my CEU's to my state licensure board back in october but it hasn't processed. ) I am approved pending that clears up which its a simple paperwork thing. If I can get it to them by the week of Jan 20th I can go in FEb if not I have to wait until the March ODS. So excited but I don't feel I can do my flips yet.
    How did you do with the PT at ODS?
    I guess thats the what I'm focused on now. I have been running and working out I just increased after the holidays to working out twice a day. I'm trying to pass it the first time.
    How was the weather at ODS. I was thinking if its freezing I may wait for that March class if I have a choice. Its hard for me to run in 40 degree weather in Atlanta.
    I'm glad to know Bethesda is going well. Are you on base or off base? How long did you have to get moved to Bethesda? And was it your first choice?
  12. by   lubdubRN
    Quote from sassysailor
    hey, my packet was sent to the boards for the January meeting. There was some issue with my licence so the boards asked me to clear it up. (I sent my CEU's to my state licensure board back in october but it hasn't processed. ) I am approved pending that clears up which its a simple paperwork thing. If I can get it to them by the week of Jan 20th I can go in FEb if not I have to wait until the March ODS. So excited but I don't feel I can do my flips yet.
    How did you do with the PT at ODS?
    I guess thats the what I'm focused on now. I have been running and working out I just increased after the holidays to working out twice a day. I'm trying to pass it the first time.
    How was the weather at ODS. I was thinking if its freezing I may wait for that March class if I have a choice. Its hard for me to run in 40 degree weather in Atlanta.
    I'm glad to know Bethesda is going well. Are you on base or off base? How long did you have to get moved to Bethesda? And was it your first choice?
    Hey Jordaa!!!

    I am so happy to know that all is going well with you in Bethesda. I am currently waiting for the board date of Jan 28 or 29th. My packet was sent off on Friday and I hope to have it go to the board for the above date. It has to be there by this Thursday....I am hoping for a selection and then go to ODS in March. How long did it take to get your selection letter after the board? How was ODS. Did you get your first choice of Duty Station? and a biggee when did you get commisioned? before school? Thanks for answering my questions??? What area are you working in now, and how are you liking it so far?
  13. by   lubdubRN
    Quote from sassysailor
    hey, my packet was sent to the boards for the January meeting. There was some issue with my licence so the boards asked me to clear it up. (I sent my CEU's to my state licensure board back in october but it hasn't processed. ) I am approved pending that clears up which its a simple paperwork thing. If I can get it to them by the week of Jan 20th I can go in FEb if not I have to wait until the March ODS. So excited but I don't feel I can do my flips yet.
    How did you do with the PT at ODS?
    I guess thats the what I'm focused on now. I have been running and working out I just increased after the holidays to working out twice a day. I'm trying to pass it the first time.
    How was the weather at ODS. I was thinking if its freezing I may wait for that March class if I have a choice. Its hard for me to run in 40 degree weather in Atlanta.
    I'm glad to know Bethesda is going well. Are you on base or off base? How long did you have to get moved to Bethesda? And was it your first choice?
    I started running and working out in December. I will be taking a swim class in Feb. I am trying to prepare as much as possible. How long did it take YOU after the board meeting that you get your decision? What was your first choice? I hope that you get to go to ODS is February. I am a little antsy not knowing what to expect as far as selection....like what would prevent you from getting selected??

    Waiting for Jan 29th!!!

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