Latest Comments by nurse2033

Latest Comments by nurse2033

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Joined Jun 6, '07. Posts: 1,905 (46% Liked) Likes: 2,810

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    You are not too old for the AF but you'd better hurry. The age is 48 but it can take a long time to get you in. I wouldn't expect any monetary inducements at this time. My unit does not have a bonus now but did a few years ago. Uniforms are provided when you enter and last a long time, not a significant expense. You need a bachelor's degree to be an officer, and a nursing degree to be a nurse. The best way to get in is find a reserve or guard unit near where you live that has nursing jobs. Contact the unit and they can facilitate your entry. Get their interest in you, and they will push recruitment. Good luck.

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    2011RN, bugya90, and tacticool like this.

    If the election was today, I would cry with happiness because it would save us 5 months of torture!

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    chare likes this.

    Er, I think you got me. You are correct, my mistake, thanks for clarifying.

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    Krispykritters, llg, LibraSunCNM, and 9 others like this.

    It sounds like case management should have been involved before it led to this situation for you.

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    You didn't say whether you reported the breach at once or not. I think this will be key. You obviously did the right thing by removing the data once you realized what happened. Are you in a union? I think this will also be key. If you are in a "right to work state" they can fire you at any time for any reason. They should report the breach, and they may not like taking the hit for it. There is a lot we don't know, like your performance or your relationship with management. If that is good, I think that improves your position a lot. Good luck.

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    TheCommuter and kidsmom002 like this.

    Well, you have been hired for your expertise, and you are cashing a check for it, that's America! Just because they are out to make a buck doesn't mean they won't provide a good education. That said, I worked for such a school but in the end I didn't like it. They made excellence among the staff difficult. I was a lead faculty, but it was almost impossible to contact the instructors I was supposed to be supporting. I also was privy to a number of student/school problems that I felt were not handled in the most ethical manner. I believe that was related to the staff not the school. I left for other reasons as well, but that contributed. Get your experience, give the students your best shot, and stay or quit whenever works for you. Good luck.

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    We can't decide for you. But don't finish nursing school and then not work as a nurse. You will fall behind and will definitely have trouble getting a job. Besides, why go to nursing school if that's not your profession? Each branch of the military has bases in awesome, and not-so-awesome places. Choose the branch that most closely fits you, which I realize may be hard. If you join, you will learn that every posting has its benefits and you don't need bullets whizzing over your head to make it meaningful. Good luck.

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    Christy1019, canoehead, SHGR, and 1 other like this.

    Write down exactly what they said, in quotes, with no interpretation by you, and take it to HR. This is unacceptable workplace behavior.

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    Kitiger, Luckyyou, RunnerKate, and 1 other like this.

    "I'm sorry that happened to you".
    "That sucks".
    "I can't imagine how you must feel".
    "That sounds awful".
    "Is there anything I can do for you?"
    If you feel they would be comfortable, you can put your hand on their arm or shoulder- but no hugs.
    Do not press them, and let them talk if they want to. Make yourself available.

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    There is only 1 time in the ED- NOW. Do it, chart it, because there is no later. You can never remember everything and if you fall behind you will inevitably leave something out. Unless someone is literally dying, take the time to chart before the next task. Good luck.

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    Agree! Your resume is NOT a list of jobs you have had. It is a list of jobs and experience that contribute to your skill set. For example, if the job was at a pizza shop, where you worked the same hours, you wouldn't include it on a nursing resume. If it had been a full time job, you would have to explain the job gap. It will hurt you if you apply to the same institution. However, you could still get a job there (maybe), if you can convince them that you have changed your evil ways. And you better square away this calendar issue if you want to make it through nursing school. Good luck.

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    There must be ACT prep courses. I would take one if you're not confident. And why do people think 40 is old? I was over 40 when I learned to snowboard, mountain bike, and got 2 nursing degrees. Oh and joined the military. Go for it!

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    He should be concerned. He is in a specialized field. Each location will have its own challenges, and overseas will be worse. Perhaps he can find a job that contracts with military bases? You might want to prepare for living apart at times, or he may have to have gaps in his career. Another option is the Reserve. You could serve but you wouldn't have to move around all the time.

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    If you go active duty, as you progress in rank you will progress in management. You couldn't stay at the bedside if you wanted to (there are some exceptions). This is as an RN, I don't know anything about CRNAs. At some point you would need a Masters but not for a while. You do have to pass the PT test every year, you can google the requirements. Good luck.


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