New Army Nurse Corps officers: first things first! - page 3

by Pixie.RN 30,327 Views | 56 Comments Senior Moderator

I am speaking fondly to my direct commission brethren (and sistren?) who don't know their ORB from their iPERMS. Some of this will seem obvious to prior service folks, or people who have been in for a while ... as one of the... Read More


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    I will be commissioning this year at 34.
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    I can't seem to get any good information from my healthcare recruiter. He's a nice guy and professional but hasn't been in his position very long. Do you think it's wrong to contact a different healthcare recruiter in a different area? I would be fine with going in right after I graduate with my BSN but he doesn't seem to think that's possible with the budget cuts and reduction in forces. It's kind of irritating because he doesn't really seem interested in having me start any paperwork and thinks I should work for a year as a nurse before applying. Any advice would be helpful. thanks.

    He's telling me basically what you said in your post above Lunah...
    Last edit by tacomaster on Apr 21, '13 : Reason: additional information
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    Your cut off is 42. U must be able to make 20 yrs of active fed svc and 10 of those 20 must be as an officer. Do not let age hold you back. We will be in another conflict soon... And they better not take my bonus. Otherwise we will be up the creek. I know the 8A community is spread thin.
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    I will be turning 35 when I commission later this year...just depends on my BOLC date.
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    kilo_soldier
    Is Mrs Boyd your squad leader and when do you graduate?
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    Hi Lunah,
    I'm a med/surg RN, but I want join the Nurse Corps as an ICU RN. Should I get some ICU experience outside first, or can I move from m/s to icu easily once I'm serving?
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    Quote from SimonRN
    Hi Lunah,
    I'm a med/surg RN, but I want join the Nurse Corps as an ICU RN. Should I get some ICU experience outside first, or can I move from m/s to icu easily once I'm serving?
    If you want to come in as an ICU nurse, your best bet is to get ICU experience. The Army Nurse Corps is overstrength as far as med/surg goes, so critical care nurses are more likely to get selected. It's very competitive right now.
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    Yes she is and I graduate 4 May. You?
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    Just finished my last final 2 days ago but walk the stage on the 10th. Got an email today about getting everything ready for a possible JUL 15th start date but everything depends upon NCLEX of course. In Houston, where you at?
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    I'm in Huntsville. I got my email a few days ago. They want me to take my NCLEX in the next 45 days with 15 JUL being my possible start date also


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