USAF 2012 NTP Board - page 2

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Forum for any and all discussions about the upcoming nurse transition program selection board for the USAF in 2012... Read More


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    kdazzle,

    the way i understand things, to be eligible to apply to an NTP board, you need to be within 1 year prior to graduating or 1 year after graduating with a BSN. Any earlier than 1 year prior and you're not eligible for any boards, and any more than 1 year after graduation and you'll have to apply to an "experienced RN board". that's how my recruiter has explained it to me…

    as far as getting selected…i have no idea! wish i did…i want to be as competitive as possible, but its very hard to tell what commissioning boards are looking for usually. while i was active duty AF, i finished a BS in Aeronautics and applied for a commission as a Maintenance Officer twice and was not selected both times. my package appeared very strong on paper…no waivers, no bad marks…nothing. apparently there were more qualified applicants though, and you get no feedback about why you weren't selected, which is very frustrating. wish i could tell you more sorry
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    Hey! What a great blog for information on a topic that is tough to research.

    I am due to graduate in May with my BSN, and I am registered to take the NCLEX hopefully in late May or early June. I am communicating with a recruiter in Atlanta, whom I am having a hard time getting information from, and he is about two and half hours away from my house. He e-mailed me a 10 page condensed application, but I was wondering what other items we will need for our packet; letters of recommendation, essay, transcripts etc? I also heard a rumor that there were only 12 slots for the program this year?

    I am 25, and will finish out the program with a 3.6. I have no previous clinical experience, which I think will make me less qualified then most. I am wondering if I should just wait a year before applying for commission and gain some experience. Then there is also the Reserves route.

    Anyway, It was nice to hear from others looking into the same career path, and I wish you all good luck!
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    Brittanyanne

    i know it can be super frustrating sometimes trying to communicate with your recruiter long-distance…i've been doing the same for a little over 2 years now. And now that i'm finally graduated and ready to apply, my recruiter is leaving…such is the nature of active duty AF life

    I will tell you that you have some choice in which recruiter you use. For example, I'm in idaho, and i've been working with a recruiter in Tacoma, WA…mostly because her office is close to the AF Reserve base where i spend a weekend each month drilling. I also know that other applicants from Idaho have gone through the recruiter in Salt Lake City. Recruiters are very busy and they almost constantly have commissioning boards they're preparing applicants for…not just NTP boards, but the fully qualified nursing boards as well. Also, my recruiter has had to cover for other recruiters in her office while they were sent to some training for the AF or went on personal leave. My advice is to stay as proactive as you can with your recruiter so that they know you're very serious about applying, but if you dont feel like your application is getting the attention it merits, try talking to a different recruiter. Good luck
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    Hello LN75,

    I am basically at the same both as you, was just wondering if you've taken your CN Interview, how it went and basically what questions were asked? I will be having my CN interview this week and wanted to get an idea of how it goes. I'm really nervous about it. Hope you can help me out. Thank you!
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    Quote from pinayIra21
    Hello LN75,

    I am basically at the same both as you, was just wondering if you've taken your CN Interview, how it went and basically what questions were asked? I will be having my CN interview this week and wanted to get an idea of how it goes. I'm really nervous about it. Hope you can help me out. Thank you!
    hey pinayIra21~

    I had my CN interview 2 weeks ago. My recruiter gave me a list of questions to think about in the days prior to my interview…things like why have I chosen the AF, and why have I chosen nursing as a career, and how does my family feel about being in the AF, deployments, fitness, things like that. If you've ever been to a job interview before, the CN interview is very similar. Dress to impress, show up early and prepared, and allow for plenty of time. My interview lasted just over 2 hours. If you're really that nervous, you could always practice with someone before hand. But don't worry too much, your CN will know you're a brand new nurse and he/she will expect a certain degree of anxiety from you. Remember that your CN probably interviews at least a few dozen applicants for various boards throughout the year, so try to do/say/wear something that leaves an impression…something that stands out and makes you unique…memorable.

    Hope that helps!
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    That is a lot of help!! Will keep those pointers in mind when I go in. Thank you. and good luck with the Board selection!
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    what is the projected class date for this NTP?
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    Quote from HI-5
    what is the projected class date for this NTP?
    i think there are varying class dates that come out of each board. i dont know how many applicants will be applying to the board, but based on what my recruiter tells me we can probably figure on at least 50…potentially more. now, depending on how many get accepted, unless its only like 5-10, it seems unlikely that we'd all be able to get into a single NTP class. my understanding is that there are several NTP classes running simultaneously at several different bases, and the applicants that get selected will get sorted into one of the various classes based on our dates of availability, and graduation and passing NCLEX for some of the applicants. anybody have other thoughts??? i'm just kinda guessing and making assumptions here based on what i've heard from others, read on this forum, and heard from my recruiter…so i could be way off
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    Quote from HI-5
    what is the projected class date for this NTP?
    From what my recruiter has told me, it all really depends on the availability of each individual applicant...for example, if you can't leave until January 1, 2013, you would tell your recruiter that, and he or she would get you a spot in the class that is the closest to that date. I don't think that everyone selected for this board would have to attend COT and NTP together. However, like LN75 said, I'm just going off of what I've heard from my recruiter and others...so I could be wrong.
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    Quote from LN75
    i think there are varying class dates that come out of each board. i dont know how many applicants will be applying to the board, but based on what my recruiter tells me we can probably figure on at least 50…potentially more. now, depending on how many get accepted, unless its only like 5-10, it seems unlikely that we'd all be able to get into a single NTP class. my understanding is that there are several NTP classes running simultaneously at several different bases, and the applicants that get selected will get sorted into one of the various classes based on our dates of availability, and graduation and passing NCLEX for some of the applicants. anybody have other thoughts??? i'm just kinda guessing and making assumptions here based on what i've heard from others, read on this forum, and heard from my recruiter…so i could be way off
    My recruiter told me that he is personally submitting 25 applications for the July board. He covers 4-5 states granted but I'm hoping other recruiters aren't doing that many.


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