new Army Nurse going Landstuhl, Germany - page 5

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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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    No your recruiter would be the "to go" person in your case I believe. He should handle all your documents and things you have to get completed. I have a friend who just commissioned and he was not prior service. He comissioned with the Airforce and he was commissioned beginning of June and just received orders a week ago. He is leaving on the 24th of August. So maybe that gives you an idea.
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    Quote from SusanneCollins13
    No your recruiter would be the "to go" person in your case I believe. He should handle all your documents and things you have to get completed. I have a friend who just commissioned and he was not prior service. He comissioned with the Airforce and he was commissioned beginning of June and just received orders a week ago. He is leaving on the 24th of August. So maybe that gives you an idea.
    Thank you.
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    Quote from Renee4christ
    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?

    Yes, they've stopped the july class since there were so many heat exhaustions according to my friend who is currently in obc. i even heard one person had a heart attack b/c of the high temp! can you believe it??!! anyways, I picked Germany b/c i wanted to travel and live in europe. i've been to france a few years back and had a blast and i would love to continue traveling around europe while i'm stationed in germany. plus, i know landstuhl is where all the injured soldiers from iraq and afghanistan go and i want to take care of them since i'm interested in ER and ICU. my top choices were 1. germany, 2. hawaii, and 3. ft. lewis. I've been to madigan while i was there for some cadet training during rotc and although we were only allowed to go to one part of the hospital, it was very nice. and washington is a beautiful state. it has mt. rainier and its so beautiful. it just rains a lot in washington. I've also been to Womack army medical center in ft. bragg for 3 weeks for the nursing summer training program as a cadet last year. the hospital is nice too. i worked in the med/surg floor and did one day in the OR and another day in the ER. def. learned a lot. it is a huge base and is getting bigger. the area, fayetteville, is not exactly the nicest place. kinda dangerous but i did have a good time there tho. it is also very hot! and humid! I would like to do some of the specialty courses, but a LTC in ft. bragg she told me last yr that those who get hawaii or germany cannot do any of the courses while we are there. but who knows, it can always change.
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    Quote from SusanneCollins13
    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.

    From what i remember, i don't think it took too long. It took like 2-3 days i believe. If you've already applied for the nclex on Pearson Vue, you can keep checking it and see if they'll let you pick a date. I also got an email too telling me i received my att.
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    I had the same choices pink in the same order as you. I picked Germany, Hawai and Washington lol. I was so surprised that since all these years I have lived in the USA I have never heard anyone dislike Germany as their duty station and I think that says a lot. I am just sooo sooo excited! All this waiting is driving me insane lol. I am having nightmare lately that my grandma is dying! I think because I know I come home soon and since her age is so high it plays on my mind that I wont back it back on time. I called her this Sunday just to make sure she is feeling okay!

    Thanks for the information about the letter. Crossing my fingers that I can take this thing soon. I am studying every day for quite a while now so hopefully that will be enough!
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    Alright::looks all and collected:: I am going to take my Nclex on 09-09-09

    Now that is a pretty cool date and I sure hope that all those nines do not turn around and become 666 that would be not good! Gosh you guys wish me luck. All of the sudden I feel like my stomach dropped. I am all of the sudden nervous!!!Pray for me...a lot!
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    Quote from SusanneCollins13
    Alright::looks all and collected:: I am going to take my Nclex on 09-09-09

    Now that is a pretty cool date and I sure hope that all those nines do not turn around and become 666 that would be not good! Gosh you guys wish me luck. All of the sudden I feel like my stomach dropped. I am all of the sudden nervous!!!Pray for me...a lot!

    YAY!! Finally an nclex date!! and a pretty cool one too. you def. can't forget that important day and those 9's will never turn upside down!! dont think thaT!! stay away from negative thoughts...stay positive!! But i know you're gonna do awesome on that test cuz i'm praying super hard for you!!! you've got it! be confident. rely on what you know and the things you've learned.

    and i thought it was so funny we both picked the same choices for our duty station. how about that??!! i'm so glad we both got Germany!! Go us!! whoo!
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    That is cause we are cool::nods to that :::lol. Thanks so much for the encouragement. I am about to go running and then study a bit harder for the next two weeks and then..... No more study!!!! Yeahhh!!! Cant wait for that!!!
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    congratulations on getting your first choice!
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    Ha! I just got my orders!!! I am going as I expected to go in October for OBLC and then to Germany report date in January. OMG I am soo like nervous all of the sudden about that Nclex. I study, but I find myself getting bored with studying lol. I know I have to study though. I have been doing about three hours a day at least. You think that is good enough. Now I have done those three hours a day consistently for several month now.


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