New Navy Nurse Candidate Program grad at Camp Lejeune! New Navy Nurse Candidate Program grad at Camp Lejeune! | allnurses

New Navy Nurse Candidate Program grad at Camp Lejeune!

  1. 0 Hi Everyone!

    My name is Alex and I am a newly-commissioned Navy nurse being assigned to Camp Lejeune in October after I complete Officer Development School.

    It seems as though all of the other Navy Nurse Candidate Program 2012 grads are hiding...as there are no threads connecting any of us! Let's fix this!
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jul 18, '12 : Reason: ToS
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  3. Visit  ark88 profile page
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    I am not in the Navy Nurse Candidate program, but just came from the Camp Lejeune area earlier today (Topsail island). It is a pretty nice area! Congratulations on graduating and good luck on your future endeavors!
  4. Visit  dcassidy12 profile page
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    Hi Alex! I'm Devon, also going to ODS in sept! Congrats on camp Lejune! I got 29 palms, california. Definitely shocked me at first, pretty sure I went through the 4 stages of grief, finally starting to accept it haha. Gomez said I am the only NCP grad stationed out there which makes me even more nervous!
  5. Visit  Alex8291 profile page
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    Hi Devon!

    That's great about ODS in September...we'll be going together!

    Was 29 Palms on your duty preference sheet or did you just get assigned there? Where would you have liked to have gone?

    Don't worry about being the only one...you're going to do great and have tons of support!!!

    -Alex
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  6. Visit  navyRN1790 profile page
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    Hi Alex!

    I recently was commissioned in June as a Navy Nurse and will be attending ODS in September as well. I am assigned Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. I am a new graduate, went to Drexel University in Philly for my BSN. Where did you go to Nursing school? I am so happy to finally talk to someone who will be going to ODS, woot woot!! GO NAVY!!
  7. Visit  dcassidy12 profile page
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    Alex- thanks for the reassurance!! That's what I love and am looking forward to about being in the Navy is that everyone is so close and supportive! San Diego was my first choice,Bethesda was 2nd, then Portsmouth. Originally I was supposed to go to Bethesda until a few weeks ago my orders changed! I never even heard of 29 palms! Lol but I am excited I know it's going to be a great experience regardless of where I am!

    Navyrn, what's ur name? Glad we are all going to ODS together!!
  8. Visit  navyRN1790 profile page
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    dcassidy12- My name is elise and yes!! super excited I kind of have a clue of who I might know at ODS.

    My top 3 choices were San Diego, Camp Pendleton, and Bremerton. None of them were available unfortunately, but I am happy to be in the Navy supporting my country. Regardless of where I am I will have a positive attitude and have fun with it hopefully meeting awesome people along the way. Where did you go to nursing school?
  9. Visit  linnaete profile page
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    Just wondering when you guys found out your duty assignments? The site says 3-4 months prior to graduation I think. Don't graduate until December but I'm dying to find out where I'll be!
  10. Visit  navyRN1790 profile page
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    linnaete- i found out late april. I graduated in June.
  11. Visit  linnaete profile page
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    Seems about 2 months is the average. Thanks!
  12. Visit  Buckeyes6245 profile page
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    Sorry for butting into the conversation but you guys have a rookie chippin' in! I've spent the past couple days reading and gaining as much information and knowledge as i can, and just recently started posting. I'm not in the navy nor a nurse yet but very interested in the NCP for 2013 and you guys seem like the right people to talk to. If you guys don't mind could you shed some light on the application process, your qualifications before you applied, how you went about apply, advice and tips?

    Current
    -21 years of age
    -Sophomore starting fall semester at Ohio University School of Nursing
    -3.506 Cum GPA (plan on ramping that up this school year, more motivated than ever!)
    -2 years working experience as a CNA in both hospital setting and nursing home

    Future Goals
    -Work on getting letters of recommendation
    -Get in contact with a recruiter
    -devoting my life to getting a 4.0 cum for sophomore year
    -start gathering information on other certifications such as ACLS, PALS and such

    Congrats to everyone on their current successes and accomplishments!

    Take care,
    -Josh
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  13. Visit  carolinakate88 profile page
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    Hey Alex! I'm going to ODS in September, too! See you soon!

    Josh- I didn't do the NCP (sorry I can't be much help in that department) but from what you've said about yourself I don't see why you wouldn't be an awesome candidate! Keep it up!
  14. Visit  dcassidy12 profile page
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    Quote from navyRN1790
    dcassidy12- My name is elise and yes!! super excited I kind of have a clue of who I might know at ODS.

    My top 3 choices were San Diego, Camp Pendleton, and Bremerton. None of them were available unfortunately, but I am happy to be in the Navy supporting my country. Regardless of where I am I will have a positive attitude and have fun with it hopefully meeting awesome people along the way. Where did you go to nursing school?
    Elise, I went to the university of Arizona college of nursing! How about you??

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