USAF 2012 NTP Board - page 5

by LN75

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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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    Hi everyone!!
    I've been putting my packet together for the June boards! I don't graduate until May 2013 like UCAF so I hope that doesn't hurt our chances!! I also haven't had the interview yet. Would realllly like to get that over with so I can be in the same boat.

    I have a previous bachelors degree from Vanderbilt and I am now at NYU in the accelerated nursing program there. My recruiter has about 6 going into the June boards and that covers NY/NJ I'm assuming?
    Good luck to all of you! hopefully we will all get in and start working at our dream job!

    ~Jess
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    Quote from LN75
    Congrats on the NCLEX!!!! Feels sooooo good don't it?

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    Thanks! Feels great!
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    Quote from jessa951
    Hi everyone!!
    I've been putting my packet together for the June boards! I don't graduate until May 2013 like UCAF so I hope that doesn't hurt our chances!! I also haven't had the interview yet. Would realllly like to get that over with so I can be in the same boat.

    I have a previous bachelors degree from Vanderbilt and I am now at NYU in the accelerated nursing program there. My recruiter has about 6 going into the June boards and that covers NY/NJ I'm assuming?
    Good luck to all of you! hopefully we will all get in and start working at our dream job!

    ~Jess
    Thanks for joining our discussion! We've been wondering where other applicants are because we've heard there are quite a few, but who really knows. We all seem to hear different info. Best of luck at the interview and please post any updates in here!
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    Quote from SLC2012
    Sure makes it hard to get a good feel on the situation. I'm hoping congress approves like 150 spots and takes the pressure off. Haha, wouldn't that be nice. Only two months till August but it feels like it is going to begin to really drag on. Officially got the word this morning that I passed the NCLEX and am officially licensed!
    Congratulations on passing the NCLEX SLC2012!! I bet it is a major relief to have it over with!
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    Quote from jessa951
    Hi everyone!!
    I've been putting my packet together for the June boards! I don't graduate until May 2013 like UCAF so I hope that doesn't hurt our chances!! I also haven't had the interview yet. Would realllly like to get that over with so I can be in the same boat.

    I have a previous bachelors degree from Vanderbilt and I am now at NYU in the accelerated nursing program there. My recruiter has about 6 going into the June boards and that covers NY/NJ I'm assuming?
    Good luck to all of you! hopefully we will all get in and start working at our dream job!

    ~Jess
    I was starting to feel like I was the only one trying to apply with a year of school left! Good to have you here Jess! I'm hoping it doesn't hurt our chances either, but I figure they wouldn't be letting us apply if it really had an extremely significant impact on whether or not we get selected. Good luck with your interview when you have it and with the selection board!
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    Hi all!

    I have been perusing allnurses for some time and am just getting the nerve to reply! I love all the support nurses and student nurses give each other through bad times and good times.

    I am applying for the July 25 selection board. I have a 3.97 GPA, am in student council, and have worked for a home health agency for 2 1/2 years. I still haven't had my interview yet (getting nervous!), but I passed my physical with no problems.

    My recruiter told me that we were going to submit 3 letters of recommendation, but I have 4 really good ones and the people who wrote them put a lot of time and effort into them. I saw on the information packet we can submit 3-5. Do you think it would be a good idea to ask my recruiter if we can submit all 4 or do you believe they probably do not really look at them?

    Also my recruiter told me he heard there were going to be 140-160 spots available for this round. I sure hope those aren't just cruel rumors!
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    thank you for starting this board ln75!

    as i see, most of you have already begun the process earlier this year; whereasi have just begun 1.5 weeks ago.

    my husband is currently ad af and we had discussed the possibility of mejoining for quite some time. just 1.5 weeks ago i decided to give a recruiter acall. i found out i had 3 weeks to get the lors turned in, meps completed andsubmit an application! thank god most of that is under the belt and all i haveleft is the chief nurse interview and finishing up my questionnaire and resume.unfortunately i won’t be able to get my interview until after i submit myapplication, and apparently most nurses going for the ntp in my area also havenot had the opportunity to get this interview done.

    anyway, i'm not sure if i have much going for my application for this july board.the reason being is that i moved shortly after nursing school to a differentstate to be with my husband while he completed a short training program. atthat point in time, no hospital would hire me since i could not commit a yearthere, so i volunteered.

    currently, we just moved to travis afb in january and the opportunities hereare limited, so i began volunteering at dgmc. no experience since my graduationin 2010 (yikes!)

    i graduated with an overall 3.4 gpa, bsn.
    active license in 2 states
    acls, bls completed... (awaiting july pals)
    next week i begin volunteering in the or using my rn license (supervisedpatient admissions, iv access, etc.)

    i've volunteered as a camp nurse and volunteered at local hospitals.

    i really want to be a usaf rn, but i'm not sure if i have much of a fightingchance.


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    Quote from jessa951
    Hi everyone!!
    I've been putting my packet together for the June boards! I don't graduate until May 2013 like UCAF so I hope that doesn't hurt our chances!! I also haven't had the interview yet. Would realllly like to get that over with so I can be in the same boat.

    I have a previous bachelors degree from Vanderbilt and I am now at NYU in the accelerated nursing program there. My recruiter has about 6 going into the June boards and that covers NY/NJ I'm assuming?
    Good luck to all of you! hopefully we will all get in and start working at our dream job!

    ~Jess
    Welcome to our forum Jess! Good luck with everything and keep us all updated with how things are moving along for you out there in the east

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    I am in the same boat I just started my application last week! Thats good you already have a RN license I haven't had my interview yet either so we can cheer each other on.
    Volunteering is good that is what I am doing now because all the hospitals want you to have "experience". Well thats fine and dandy but no one will hire without experience! Luckily I have dreamed about going into the AF since I was little so hopefully things will fall into place. Good luck to you! Keep us posted!
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    Quote from AFhopeful
    Hi all!

    I have been perusing allnurses for some time and am just getting the nerve to reply! I love all the support nurses and student nurses give each other through bad times and good times.

    I am applying for the July 25 selection board. I have a 3.97 GPA, am in student council, and have worked for a home health agency for 2 1/2 years. I still haven't had my interview yet (getting nervous!), but I passed my physical with no problems.

    My recruiter told me that we were going to submit 3 letters of recommendation, but I have 4 really good ones and the people who wrote them put a lot of time and effort into them. I saw on the information packet we can submit 3-5. Do you think it would be a good idea to ask my recruiter if we can submit all 4 or do you believe they probably do not really look at them?

    Also my recruiter told me he heard there were going to be 140-160 spots available for this round. I sure hope those aren't just cruel rumors!
    Congrats on working up the nerve to join our group! Kinda like workin up the courage to sit at the cool kids table in the lunchroom huh? . Well I sure hope your recruiter is right and there are 150 spots...then well definitely all get in! Mine continues to tell me that the official numbers aren't released to the recruiters, and the only numbers she can provide are how many applicants each recruiter is putting in. My recruiter is still planning on submitting between 5-8. As for the LORs...I really don't know. I've been working toward the NTP for over 2 years now, and originally my recruiter that LORs are not included in the NTP application. She said that the form 1373s take the place of the LORs and that we can submit a max of 5 and a minimum of 3. So I submitted 5 1373s with my package, then I read on another forum on here somewhere that other recruiters are including LORs in their applicants packages so I talked to my recruiter about it and she said that we could include LORS if I want to, but at they aren't required and she doesn't know if the selection board members will actually read them, or just set them aside and use the 1373s to evaluate us. So I included 2 LORs with my package along with the 5 1373s...who knows...I have absolutely no idea if it will benefit me or not, but I figure it can't hurt! If you have 4 LORs that are all done, you might as well include them...can't hurt in my opinion. Welcome to the forum and please keep us all updated on here with how things are moving along for you

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