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  1. Prospects of getting a Critical Care (ICU) nursing job in the Airforce
    I'm an AF ICU nurse. We are considered critically manned. I will not be released from ICU despite a great package to go something else. Also, ICU nurses are not going before the force shaping boards...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    Dreams - yep. We get questioned about dreams/not sleeping, etc. I think we all walk away a bit changed in some way. I still get bad dreams, but rarely now. I still overreact and startle to sudden...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    We all declared that we were not in a war on terror but a War on Dirt. lol. Smells: Yep, I love good smells. Those downy pearls that go in the wash load with your laundry actually gave me...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Hospital Corpsman in Navy
    What does the recruiter say? My son just joined the army. I was surprised that the recruiter was able to see the actual jobs available for him and slot my son for what he wanted when he when to...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. AD or GS? Thoughts for an "older" RN?
    Rob, I have to agree with you about the need to be in shape in any branch of the military. Some nurses say that they are there to take care of patients not run. But I have been deployed with nurses...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. AD or GS? Thoughts for an "older" RN?
    I came in at 42. I was prior enlisted. Retirement looks great and is an incentive, but having an AD husband, you know the outlook of that. It's not a guarantee to get to serve 20 years anymore. ...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Questions about enlisting for medic jobs
    ASVAB works for all branches. But I think once you are in the actual process of submitting a package, you have to dedicate to 1. My son just enlisted army. He knew which MOS was available...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Home from Afghanistan!
    Happy home coming!
    Mar 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Diagnosed ADHD before nursing school. Will this disqualify me from joining the USAF?
    I would never advise anyone to lie to get into military service.
    Mar 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Air Force COT May 2014
    ECMO is not something I am involved in. I know we flew someone out of Afghanistan on it 1 time on my deployment, and there are specialized ECMO teams. NICU does ECMO, but NICU is not an ICU...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Diagnosed ADHD before nursing school. Will this disqualify me from joining the USAF?
    Instead of all this speculation (however correct it may be), why don't you just go ask a healthcare recruiter rather than this unofficial source. You'll get a verifiable answer and can make career...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Joining the military as a nurse
    As a parent who came in with my children aged 20 and 13 at the time, I think you should know that it still effects your kids more than you expect. I thought it would be no problem for them. I will...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Air Force COT May 2014
    I did COT June 2010. It was hot. Drink lots of water. I went directly to San Antonio from cot. We graduated Friday and I checked in Monday. There is a bid difference AF ICU from civilian. I...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Air Force COT May 2014
    Congrats and welcome to SAMMC. There are 6 ICU units, 1 burn ICU (army run), 1 Peds ICU, and 1 NICU. We AF are all spread out. We have really good new leadership that looks really promising.
    Feb 24
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Help! I want to join the Army Nurse Corps
    Air Force still has a new grad BSN program. I would ask why you are set on Army or if you just want to serve. I did 3 years prior enlisted as army and I'm very proud of my army background. I'm an...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Pediatric Nurses?
    Air Force. Here at SAMMC in San Antonio, the AF runs the pads ward, the PICU, and the NICU.
    Feb 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. ED RN changing to CCU
    I was ER for 9 years before I went up to ICU. I took a class and a 3 month preceptorship. It was longer than I needed. It was scary. It is very different. ER and ICU are not interchangeable as...
    Feb 11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Force Management - nursing impact
    "I'm not worried" relates to how I feel about being force shaped out of the military. I'm not at all worried about my financial situation and getting a job on the outside again. I came into the...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Force Management - nursing impact
    I would like to open up this can of worms. Anyone want to chime in? All branches are being hit. The leadership is working hard to explain the process and keep us informed. But I would like to...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. 101 Things I Wish Id Known Before BOLC...
    Lunah- Great stuff as usual! Lots of that info transfers to AF peeps too. I'm glad you have the time to write all this, knowing where you're at and all! mid
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Options for becoming Navy nurse?
    It's not too early to call a health care recruiter and get some preliminary info. It won't lock you in just to call. Direct Accession is probably your route. It is for nurses who have their BSN...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Considering Military Reserves but I'm a parent and husband
    I don't understand why being 32 would stop you from coming active. I came in at 42. Being in the military does effect the whole family, so valid consideration. Ask her what she thinks, not us :)
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. AF ER Nursing
    At first, I felt like I was constantly working or at work or attending to something at work. But once I settled down a bit and got the new flow, I do feel more like I have time to myself. Extra...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!
    We will miss each other yet again. lol. I'm sure eventually, we'll end up sitting next to each other somewhere!
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. AF ER Nursing
    I'm an ICU AF nurse. There are many different "ER's" - won't compare to civilian - more like UC. The only level 1 trauma center is in San Antonio. We combine with army at San Antonio Mil Med...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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