USAF 2012 NTP Board - page 2

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  1. Visit  pinayIra21} profile page
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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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  3. Visit  LN75} profile page
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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!
  4. Visit  pinayIra21} profile page
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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!
  5. Visit  HI-5} profile page
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    what is the projected class date for this NTP?
  6. Visit  LN75} profile page
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    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
  7. Visit  UCAFblue} profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  SLC2012} profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  LN75} profile page
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    Wow 25?!?! Last I talked to my recruiter she told me she was only puttin in like 6-7 and a few of them weren't "for sure" yet cuz she was still waitin on paperwork or results of their physicals or other stuff. Man I hope all the recruiters aren't puttin in that many. Mine says she covers 3-4 states too. Hmmmm...makes you wonder who the other 24 are huh? Why havent they found this sweet forum and joined up like us so we can know who else were up against lol?!?!

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  10. Visit  SLC2012} profile page
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    Quote from LN75
    Wow 25?!?! Last I talked to my recruiter she told me she was only puttin in like 6-7 and a few of them weren't "for sure" yet cuz she was still waitin on paperwork or results of their physicals or other stuff. Man I hope all the recruiters aren't puttin in that many. Mine says she covers 3-4 states too. Hmmmm...makes you wonder who the other 24 are huh? Why havent they found this sweet forum and joined up like us so we can know who else were up against lol?!?!

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    I'm hoping there was some sort of mix up because that is quite a few. I'm guessing next to none are from Utah because in my BSN program I'm the only one and there are only two other BSN programs that I know of in the state. I'm thinking we're the ones that have found the sweet forum because we are the most interested and qualified!!! That's how I'm looking at it at least.
  11. Visit  UCAFblue} profile page
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    25 does seem like a lot! But I guess it is possible. Is there a fully qualified board in July as well? Just thinking that maybe your recruiter was talking about 25 NTP/fully qualified applicants all together. There are only two or three BSN programs in my state as well, and I'm the only one I know of that is applying out of a couple hundred students in my BSN program. I haven't talked to my recruiter in a while, but last time I did he only mentioned 3 or 4 other applicants for NTP, one of which might have been DQ'd at meps. Lol, I would like to think that we're the ones who found this forum because we are the most interested and qualified!!! That's a very good way to look at it, and probably actually has some truth to it!
  12. Visit  LN75} profile page
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    Awesome UCAFblue and SLC2012 i think the exact same thing!!! I figure the really interested and serious applicants will be out there searching for any info they can get, and this forum is like the first 10 hits that come up on a google search. So yeah I'm with you guys...hopefully the fact that we've found our way to this forum means were more interested and serious than the other applicants.

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  13. Visit  CVA311} profile page
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    So, fellow serious applicants, how is everyone going with the process? Aren't our packets due in June? I had my interview a week ago, and from what I have been told by my recruiter, that is really the last thing we have to do. What about everyone else?
  14. Visit  UCAFblue} profile page
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    CVA311, it's going pretty good - I'm working on getting my interview scheduled, and like you said that is really the last part I have to do. Yes, our packets are due in June - I can't remember the exact date but I think it's around the 19th. I'm definitely ready to have the interview done because it seems like the most difficult part of the process. Other than that, I'm starting to get a little nervous about getting selected because it seems like there are a lot of applicants for not very mant spots.

    How did your interview go?


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