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LN75, I live just south of Boise, so I guess that's why my recruiter is in Utah. With NTP it doesn't matter when you became a RN, but if you have the year of experience. I guess having to go to NTP won't hurt, though
. UCAFblue, CV stands for Curriculum Vitae. It is like a resume filled with your experience and personal nursing goals. Do either of you know how many years you are thinking of committing? I'm not quite sure if I want to do 3 years or 6. I have been reading anything I can find about COT online, and it is making me really excited to go! It is also making me more nervous about getting selected in July!
cva111 you sound like you've got a pretty good handle on things, and you're well prepared for the board this summer…it sounds to me like you have a pretty good shot! sure wish i knew how many applicants will be applying! thats the only thing that really makes me nervous
I think COT will be pretty intense, but fun. I've read lots about it online too, and i have several friends who were enlisted and have since been commissioned…they tell me to treat COT like BMT. theres a physical and mental breaking point that we all need to experience before we can know what we can handle. BMT, OTS, COT…i believe that they're all designed around that objective…trying to get the new recruits to reach that breaking point, or come close too it, so that our true resolve and character can be evaluated. the AF has got to know that as future leaders (whether enlisted or commissioned) we will have what it takes to get the job done.
as far as how long to commit for, i think i'm going to go for the shorter options this time around and manage my career in shorter stints. when i was enlisted, i signed up for the 6-year option right away in BMT so that i could get a few thousand extra dollars and some rank when leaving, but in the long run that turned out not to be in my favor. the guys who only signed for 4 years became eligible for reenlistment 2 years before i did, and the subsequent reenlistment bonus that came with it. then by the time it was my time to reenlist, my career field had dropped the bonus. truthfully, it probably could have gone either way, but i think i prefer to do it in shorter chunks this time, because i think it gives you more options.