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    At least in Ohio, a BS degree in any field will allow you to substitute teach. You still must pass the background check.
    Good luck!

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    Hi, 3 years ago I met with a great ANC recruiter. I have been in the Army Nurse Corps reserves IMA program since. Everything the recruiter said has turned out to be true.
    The OBC Officers Basic Course was not easy, but it was not boot camp. It felt closer to college, with lots of studing and tests, many late nights. Physical training included sit-ups push-ups and running 2 miles.
    This IMA program I guess is rather new, and means only 2 weeks a year. I am assigned to Wa, Ft Lewis, Madigan. This will be my third year, and in September I will be working again in this Army hospital for 2 weeks.
    I did look into the CRNA program, offered through the Army. It looks like a great program, but competitive to get into? They also have a stipend program, I believe, where you can attend college to become a CRNA. Im sure the more you take advantage of the more time you owe them.
    They also have a 30000 sign on if you are a BSN, and 50000 tuition reimbursement.

    Really I havent been unhappy with the choice yet. Good luck! Bobbi

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    Preparing for first visit to Madigan: Should I have Dev. Support form ready? Will it be all ACUS or do I need any scrubs? What shift can I expect, and how much free time will be have. Any thing else that I should know????
    Thanks, bobbi

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    Hi, I received accurate information from you before OBC. That was over a year ago! Now I also am off to Madigan for the first time. Can you give me some assistance with the developmental support form.. Is there anything else I should have ready?
    Thanks

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    HELP
    Im about to organize my developmental support form. Any Army RNs done this before? How bout a little help?

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    on the way home, you turn LEFT on red after a stop and it takes the officer 2 traffic lights to get your attention.

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    Hi, Im brand new 1st lieutenant Army Reserves Nurse Corps, 66H8A. Paperwork took almost a year to complete!! OBC probably will be Sept, that gives me 3 months to work physical training . Any one who has already been to OBC, fill me in! please. Bobbi

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    Not yet commisioned..OBC will possibly be next March..How was OBC??

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    anyone been to obc recently....how was it what can I expect honestly...How to prepare? B

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    [FONT=Lucida Console]so how was obc.... I havent sworn in but everything else is complete..thanks

    Quote from nurseinpa
    I was enlisted for 5 years before receiving a direct commission in the Army Reserve Nurses Corp. I am leaving for OBC on May 27th. Will let you know how it goes when I get back!!

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    Thanks for responding... Im entering the IMA Reserve program. Its been described to me as a backfill program. The requirement is 2 weeks a year, if we are not activated.
    If all goes well OBC will be in March

    Quote from CPT_Jana
    I'm confused - are you joining the Reserves or Active component? I guess I've not known Reservists to select an Active Duty unit/location of assignment. Generally they join a Reserve unit/CSH with an opening near where they live - not an active installation such as those you listed. I'm sure one of the experts on this board can chime in with more info related to the USAR (and correct me if I'm mistaken!). But for what it is worth, here's a little info on the installations you have listed above:

    Landstuhl (LRMC) - largest military medical facility in Germany - very busy with the casualties from OIF/OEF. Has the full range of services - ER, ICU, OB, Peds, etc. (http://www.landstuhl.healthcare.hqusareur.army.mil)

    Winn Army Community Hospital, Ft. Stewart, GA - smaller sized hospital, I have no idea what their occupied bed days are. Primarily supports 3rd ID, their family members, and local retirees. Have some ICU capability, ER, L&D, peds, surgical capabilites, psych. (http://www.winn.amedd.army.mil)

    Ft Huachuca, AZ - only medical asset is a "super-clinic" - outpatient clinics, lab, radiology, physical therapy, same-day surgery. (http://rwbach.huachuca.amedd.army.mil/indexframes.html)

    Good luck to you and welcome to the AMEDD and Army Nurse Corps! Hope the information helps. I've not been assigned to any of those facilities/installations although I've been to LRMC.

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    just finishing paperwork to join army nurse corps reserves..choosing bases maybe Luandstul, Germany. Ft Stewart, Georgia or Fort Huachuca ,Az any suggestions or feedback ?



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