Reserve Component BOLC Survival Guide - page 2
Many of the nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, veterinarians, public health professionals, and psychologists you meet at the Reserve Component Basic Officers' Leadership Course are not fresh from... Read More
0Try for Spring. Texas is merciless in Summer and bitterly cold in Winter. Good Luck!
0If you have an identifier, it's listed on you AOC. I'm designated a straight 66H. When I finish school, my AOC will change to 66CM8.
0Absolutely Correct, Ajax! Once you are in, you're stuck. I am currently stuck with the 66H label as I was a direct commission in that AOC. I have NEVER worked a day in med/surg in my life and wouldn't know the first thing how to do it. Do you think they'll let me switch? Oh no! They need warm bodies in those slots. Even when I graduate with my doctorate of nursing practice and am a licenses nurse practitioner, I will still be a 66H. I will then have to battle Big Army to change my designation. What is more likely to occur is I will come up to the end of my mandatory time and have to recommission as a nurse prac. I tried to reenter STRAP as I am currently in school and receiving no aid from the Army. They wouldn't accept me as they only accept MSN program students. Way to think ahead!
0Jul 10, '12 by AjaxAndronicusQuote from ArmyNurse09army nurse,If you have an identifier, it's listed on you AOC. I'm designated a straight 66H. When I finish school, my AOC will change to 66CM8.
Thanks for heads up, I met with my recruiter this week to go over commissioning packet. I am taking the CCRN exam this Aug and will hope to nail shut the 8a identifier.
Did the army pay for your FNP? And have you ever heard of ACNPs in the Army?
0Jun 29, '13 by mpc75Hi Ajax & ArmyNurse,
I'm new to this forum and it has been an amazing expanse of knowledge. I am actually going through the same process as you Ajax, I am applying for 66H8A, although you have probably gone through based on your post date. I just completed my medical on Wed (6/26/13). Finished my packet a couple of weeks ago and my recruiter, through South Bend IN is in the process of putting the entire packet together. I was told having your CCRN is a very good thing, I do, got it in 2010, that helps with the 8A. I am also studying at USI for the ACNP, I'm half way through. I had the same question as you and I haven't got a straight answer on that. The Air Force do state on their website they use ACNPs.
Interestingly, they are currently not offering bonuses for 66H8A but they are for 66H. My recruiter said that 8A are only at about 80% or so capacity while 66H are at about 103% and she didn't have an answer for the no bonus deal. She went on to say that with 8A it makes applying for schools like flight, MEDEVAC etc (I want as much trauma as I can get) not easier but better looking??
Let us know where you are with your journey. I'm pumped for mine.
0Oct 13, '13 by mpc75Hi Ajax,
Did you hear at all from the board? I went AR for 66H8A, I was selected by the board, I heard from my recruiter on 9/27. Everything is on hold now because of the shutdown/slowdown.
0Oct 13, '13 by AjaxAndronicusQuote from mpc75Congrats! Nah I didn't apply for RC, I ended up putting a packet in for USAGPAN as a 66f Crna. I got accepted toUISAGPAN and I'm waiting to hear from the board on 11/19.Hi Ajax, Did you hear at all from the board? I went AR for 66H8A, I was selected by the board, I heard from my recruiter on 9/27. Everything is on hold now because of the shutdown/slowdown.
Congrats again on your commission, don't worry the gov will open soon
0Oct 13, '13 by mpc75Wow!! Good for you! What a move. I'd love to go into a CRNA program. Thanks for the congrats. All the best Ajax
0Oct 13, '13 by AjaxAndronicusQuote from mpc75Thanks, hopefully will commission soon maybe we'll be in the same BOLC jan or mar 2014. Have to grab a beerWow!! Good for you! What a move. I'd love to go into a CRNA program. Thanks for the congrats. All the best Ajax