Navy PRT...who's done?

  1. Just got done with the PRT and did fine. I always get nervous before I go. You'd think after doing about 20 of them you'd get used to it, but I haven't. I ended up with an Excellent Low, not bad for a 33 year-old that doesn't have time to work out regularly. I felt pretty good about that one, not as good as my last one. Anyway, I was in a sharing mood.

    LCDR(s) Dan
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  3. by   Gennaver
    Quote from DanznRN
    Just got done with the PRT and did fine. I always get nervous before I go. You'd think after doing about 20 of them you'd get used to it, but I haven't. I ended up with an Excellent Low, not bad for a 33 year-old that doesn't have time to work out regularly. I felt pretty good about that one, not as good as my last one. Anyway, I was in a sharing mood.

    LCDR(s) Dan
    Danz,
    Not bad at all for not working out, (regardless of your age!)

    I noticed that in the last two years that I've been in my current RN program that my training has diminished much, as have my mile times too.

    It is the cumulative training, I think, that is what helps maintain and even build for those over 30. Hey!! If anything, now you have a new goal to shoot for a 34 year old Personal Record!

    Twenty of them, phew, no doubt having done them in your twenties and then now might feel like you are taking a hit. I know that I am SO envious of those races that I ran when I was so much younger, to think that my training was half-footed then! Oh, what I'd give to be able to do those times now!

    Congrats on passing and good luck on your new personal bests from here on out.
    Gen
  4. by   navynurse06
    Bravo Zulu Sir....I'm waiting until the last wk to do my PRT. I'm doing it next WED. I've been pretty lazy this cycle, so I'm not excpecting to do very good. I get nervous about doing the PRT too, but this is just my 3rd one. I'm not going to get all wrapped up in what I score on it as long as I pass. I've noticed that its a lot harder to work in time for working out when you are on night shift...at least that's the excuse I'm using.
    I'm deploying on 28 May so that means I'll be excused from the PRT in Oct :spin:....thank goodness!
  5. by   IU95
    Heh, I would love to do a Navy PRT now. I am doing the Army PFT now and am old and it is rough!!
  6. by   DanznRN
    ENS PM-

    Where you headed? How long? The Mrs. is an alternate for Jiboodi(sp?) in June, we'll see. gotta love missing out on the PRTs though.

    IU95-

    Have some friends in my program that are Army and they just took their's, you'er right, I like my PRT. Good Luck.

    LCDR(s) Dan
  7. by   navynurse06
    LCDR Dan,
    I'm going on deployment with the USS Peleliu 28 MAY 07. We are doing a humanitarian mission in south east Asia. Not sure on the countries specifically just yet. I'm glad to get away from the med center for a while! We should be gone for about 100 to 120 days.
    I really wanted to go to Kuwait, Iraq, or Djubuoit (sp)...but I'll take what I can get.
    My husband is glad that I'm only going to be gone for 100 days or so.
    Have you heard about the Afgainastin (sp) deployments for the navy (medical)? They are filling billets for it as we type....this one is going to be for 14 months!!!!
    That's a long time to be gone from the fam!
  8. by   DanznRN
    Yeah, I've heard about those. The Afghanistan deal is run bythe Army and they do the > 1year deployments and they wonder why their having recruitment problems. Nothing clears a military out than being away from your family for a year, huh?

    LCDR(s) Dan
  9. by   Gennaver
    Quote from DanznRN
    Yeah, I've heard about those. The Afghanistan deal is run bythe Army and they do the > 1year deployments and they wonder why their having recruitment problems. Nothing clears a military out than being away from your family for a year, huh?

    LCDR(s) Dan
    Hello LCDR Dan,

    I am reading lately that it isn't the first year away but, the second and third 'year-long' deployments that are tough.

    FWIW, the hospital that hired me told me that I am the third new nurse graduate that they hired who has called back to say they are shipping this summer. She told me they are trying to make arrangements so that our positions will be here for us when we complete our service obligations. Wow, what a great hospital, (they are).

    Gen
  10. by   DanznRN
    Actually it's the law. It is called the Soldier and Sailor's act, by law if they hired you and you get called to active duty they have to hold your position for 5 years. If they don't, big trouble/ fine. I did it when I came in because my obligation was for 5 years, after those 5 years though they can fill your position. Incidently Gen, you need to look into the act for the financial reasons. Anything that is in your name that has an interest rate, car loans, credit cards, etc.,., no home/ school loans, they will change the interest rate to 6.0%. You have to write them and ask, but they generally do it out of patriotism, oh and its part of the law.

    LCDR(s) Dan
  11. by   Gennaver
    Quote from DanznRN
    Actually it's the law. It is called the Soldier and Sailor's act, by law if they hired you and you get called to active duty they have to hold your position for 5 years. If they don't, big trouble/ fine. I did it when I came in because my obligation was for 5 years, after those 5 years though they can fill your position. Incidently Gen, you need to look into the act for the financial reasons. Anything that is in your name that has an interest rate, car loans, credit cards, etc.,., no home/ school loans, they will change the interest rate to 6.0%. You have to write them and ask, but they generally do it out of patriotism, oh and its part of the law.

    LCDR(s) Dan
    Hello,
    I do need a copy of the act in order to break my lease. From what I understand that once I get my "orders" then I can break my lease and will have to pay the current month and the following month. My orders will not arrive until I pass NCLEX-RN, (hopefully in July!)

    My active duty component will be six years and I doubt I will return to Chicago to live and work anytime soon after so when I contacted my employer it was to resign the position and ask if they would still be willing for me to come for the summer. It was the HR's response to my resignation that was so great. I should've been clearer.

    Currently my only debt are school loans. While the act does not apply, I will still need to contant my lenders to see if they will grant me the six month grace period, (one of them will not as it is an alternative lender!)

    This will be a busy JUNE!
    Gen
  12. by   athena55
    Hello All!
    It's been a while since I posted. Hello to LCDR Dan and Gen!
    Well, just finished up my semi-annual APFT (Army) and whew! I suck at sit-ups but for this almost 52 y.o. I maxed out with my push-ups! And I cut off three minutes from my 2 mile run! Yippee! BUT Bad News was.....I am considered overweight! I stand at 54 inches but I should weight 146 pounds (I currently weigh 150 lbs) EGADS...I haven't weighed 145 since 1982! OHMYGOSH. I signed up in the "Weight to Stay" program and Ihave one month to lose the five pounds PLUS I have to preform the bloody APFT all over again, GGggggrrrrrrr....Damn Tape and Scale, hahahahha
    I hope everyone is staying safe no matter where you are stationed! Currently with the 7238th MSU out of Fort Hamilton, NY
    Respectfully,
    athena


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