New Grad nurse wanting to join the Army - page 2
I have read almost all the feeds from regarding the army. I have contacted army recruiters, and no one has called me or emailed back. I have emailed directly to the AMEDD recruiter. I was told by... Read More
Dec 26, '12 by miatagirl707I hope you can find the right recruiter for the Army, but if not or while you are waiting go talk to the Air Force. We are all serving the same country, USA!
Dec 27, '12 by nursefitz23If i could get to talk to someone I would tell them that I am one semester away. I have talked to the guard didn't get much of a response except they are not looking for nuses. I contacted the air force and have heard nothing back from the I am too late for ROTC. My university does have a ROTC program but they said it is too late seeing this is my last semester. I checked the PHS and they are not taking anymore applicants. I have done my research and put in some leg work. This is something you work hard for and thats what I am doing.
Dec 27, '12 by jkesleryou probably have checked with just about everyone but just in case try looking at this link Nurses | GoArmy.com
They have some links that allow you to search for a recruiter and/or contact them directly. The drawdown is impacting the medical people and the financial uncertainty at the moment isn't helping. But, I do know that we always seem to need nurses.
And that is part of the paradox. I know we are short on nurses but the recruiters may not be recruiting depending on if they have met thier recruiting goals already and other factors. If you live in an area where the recruiting goals are low you may need to actually find a recruiter from an area who is having trouble filling his allotment.
Jan 4, '13 by Enthused RN, BSNOP - I just wanted to pass along a bit of information to you. I am starting up applications and per the Army, they are now only considering nurses with at least 6 months of nursing experience for the Nurse Corps. So obviously no new grads. I received this information in an email yesterday when I posted a question with the online recruiter. I then received a call later on from a recruiter who confirmed that is a new requirement.
As far as I know, USAF and Navy still take new grads.