new Army Nurse going Landstuhl, Germany - page 4

Hello. I'm new to this but I just wanted to get some get some more information. I am a nursing student (RN-BSN) and Army ROTC cadet on my last semester of nursing school and Army ROTC. In May, I will be graduating as a nurse and... Read More

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    hey SusanneCollins13, just found out that i won't be going to oblc and landstuhl this year. I'll be going to oblc march 29 and then to landstuhl after. too bad! i'll have to see you in landstuhl when i get there around june i guess.

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    I am still waiting on my Nclex date and I keep you updated. When I get to landstuhl I keep you up to date where I am at in the Hospital and let you know what I think of working there. Sorry to hear that you will be delayed. Would have been nice to meet eachother in OBLC. Cross my fingers that I pass my nclex the first try, otherwise I will not go either by January.
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    Quote from Pink-Rated
    hey SusanneCollins13, just found out that i won't be going to oblc and landstuhl this year. I'll be going to oblc march 29 and then to landstuhl after. too bad! i'll have to see you in landstuhl when i get there around june i guess.

    Hey there Pink Rated... just came across this thread and congrats on getting Germany! I've heard a lot of ppl request it and not get it, so lucky you!!! I should find out next week if I made it in ANC... I'll graduate next May and hope to go to Madigan in Washington... I've heard of ppl getting bumped for later OBLC dates, but what caused you to be pushed all the way to March 2010? Seems like forever!!!
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    Oh dont say that lots of people got pushed back. Do not jinks me!!! My grandma who is 92 is waiting on me to come home and she keeps telling me she wont make it past this year!!! I have not gotten orders yet so I am wondering now....
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    SusanneCollins13, i will be praying for you!! and I hope your obc date will not be moved!! but we can always meet up in landstuhl...maybe work in the same unit?? who knows? LOL. Did you know they changed the Nursing Residency Program from 12 months to 6 months now?? hmm...just wondering...what unit would you like to work in? I'm really interested in ER and ICU but wouldn't mind working med/surg. Although I love kids and babies...no thanks! too much for me to deal with. LOL.
    but in the meantime, i'm trying to get a job...i hope someone will hire a new grad nurse. the job market is tough!! yikess.
    i was asked to be a gold bar recruiter until march but i turned it down cuz i wanna work as a nurse. i think i got this one job, but fingers crossed!
    One of the LT's who graduated in my school was supposed to attend obc on oct. too but they moved her date to feb. instead. However, they are letting her go to Madigan (her duty station) first in oct. and then go to obc when feb. rolls in. I tried asking for that, but my nurse counselor said no b/c they don't have enough preceptors. boooo, but what can you do?

    Renee4Christ, good luck!! i hope you get in! What program are you going through for the ANC? i went through rotc. But yes, a lot of ppl are getting their obc dates delayed b/c there are too many ppl and limited amounts of space. i was supposed to attend obc on july 14th but i couldn't go b/c i was taking the NCLEX on july 15th. you have to take the nclex and pass it before you can go. but oh well. things happen for a reason. at least i can still stay with my family for some time before i move overseas.
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    I'll be going in as a direct commission and guessing that I'll be going to OBLC in August since I heard they are not offering the July class next year. What made you decide to go with Germany and what were your other choices? My 3 picks are Madigan, Ft Gordon, GA, and Fort Bragg (I'm thinking about throwing Hawaii in there). I would love to go to Germany, but I don't think I'm brave enough yet! I'm sure you will have a blast though and get to travel a lot. Are you planning on doing any of the speciality courses after your first year?
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    Hi, I am just currious to know when you all got selected and commissioned then got your orders. I am looking for a time line.

    I was selected as CPT and commissioned into IRR on 23 June. I was tole I wouldn't hear anything for probably 2 months. But I still have not heard from a secutiry clearance investigator? Should I expect to hear from the investigator or not?

    Is it different because you all are coming from school in the ROTC program?

    I want to plan things for my family and myself, just hoping to get any information. Thanks.
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    Quote from hopeful_army_NP
    Hi, I am just currious to know when you all got selected and commissioned then got your orders. I am looking for a time line.

    I was selected as CPT and commissioned into IRR on 23 June. I was tole I wouldn't hear anything for probably 2 months. But I still have not heard from a secutiry clearance investigator? Should I expect to hear from the investigator or not?

    Is it different because you all are coming from school in the ROTC program?

    I want to plan things for my family and myself, just hoping to get any information. Thanks.
    Security Clearance usually takes a little while. However, none of my family was ever contacted and when my security clearance were ready I was called to the office to just sign the statement that I will not talk about important stuff. I was with AECP Program and my Security clearance took about four month. However, I lived all my life in Germany so that might have been a factor for it to take that long.

    You are still in the timeline they proposed it would take, so I would not worry to much. I would wait to middle of September and then check back with the authority that handles your Security Clearance.
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    Quote from Pink-Rated
    SusanneCollins13, i will be praying for you!! and I hope your obc date will not be moved!! but we can always meet up in landstuhl...maybe work in the same unit?? who knows? LOL. Did you know they changed the Nursing Residency Program from 12 months to 6 months now?? hmm...just wondering...what unit would you like to work in? I'm really interested in ER and ICU but wouldn't mind working med/surg. Although I love kids and babies...no thanks! too much for me to deal with. LOL.
    but in the meantime, i'm trying to get a job...i hope someone will hire a new grad nurse. the job market is tough!! yikess.
    i was asked to be a gold bar recruiter until march but i turned it down cuz i wanna work as a nurse. i think i got this one job, but fingers crossed!
    One of the LT's who graduated in my school was supposed to attend obc on oct. too but they moved her date to feb. instead. However, they are letting her go to Madigan (her duty station) first in oct. and then go to obc when feb. rolls in. I tried asking for that, but my nurse counselor said no b/c they don't have enough preceptors. boooo, but what can you do?

    Renee4Christ, good luck!! i hope you get in! What program are you going through for the ANC? i went through rotc. But yes, a lot of ppl are getting their obc dates delayed b/c there are too many ppl and limited amounts of space. i was supposed to attend obc on july 14th but i couldn't go b/c i was taking the NCLEX on july 15th. you have to take the nclex and pass it before you can go. but oh well. things happen for a reason. at least i can still stay with my family for some time before i move overseas.
    Well, I am hoping that since I am prior service and they are paying me for all this time off lol that they get my butt into OBLC for October. I am planning on taking my Nclex around the 15th of September. I got yesterday the letter that stated that my stuff has arrived at the board and now I can check to see how they go down the list to complete all the requirements. How long did it take once you got the notification from the board that they have received your documents until you were send the ATT thing?

    I would love to work ER/ICU as well, but I am also open to Psych. No kids for me!!! NO pregnant women for me either!!! Dont mind Med Surg either. I am pretty easy going about this. I have to run, got an hair appointment. Talk more later.
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    Quote from SusanneCollins13
    Security Clearance usually takes a little while. However, none of my family was ever contacted and when my security clearance were ready I was called to the office to just sign the statement that I will not talk about important stuff. I was with AECP Program and my Security clearance took about four month. However, I lived all my life in Germany so that might have been a factor for it to take that long.

    You are still in the timeline they proposed it would take, so I would not worry to much. I would wait to middle of September and then check back with the authority that handles your Security Clearance.

    Susan- thanks for the reply. I guess I was aksing two different questions. I want to know how long it takes most to get their orders after commissioning like I did? Will I not receive my orders until my security clearance is done? The only person I have talked to regarding any of this is my recruiter, I have never talked to anyone from the investigator department or any other department, is that common?

    Thanks again for any information.


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