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  1. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    My uniforms costed $2,400. I went to ODS in the winter and had to buy the winter parkas and overcoats that are more expensive. I believe we paid for everything at the end, most people applied for and...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Navy nursing
    Hi there and congratulations on getting in to the NCP. I'm not sure what the timeline is between NCLEX and ODS. It seems to vary. I would say 1-3 months. After you arrive at ODS you will go directly...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Dear km965, Watch begins usually second week of ODS. It will be 4 hour watches, you will miss class, sleep, etc. You will have a watch partner. It is at the quarterdeck for the building you will...
    May 6
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Dear abconnell, I was not prior enlisted but imagine ODS is much easier than bootcamp. Usual 4-5AM wake ups, 1 hour of PT that is more based on following instruction than fitness, long boring...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    If you really can't sent in your resume till 'the next board' which is usually 'September time.' Then yes. The application when I did it consisted of a CV, a 14 page PDF application, and filling...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    When I applied, I sent in my packet then had to essentially re-send it in around May/June as most docs have to be dated 90-180 days before application. So yes, you should be actively working on your...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Thanks for the input, I myself do not know much about it. But I've never seen a sailor with a full sleeve. I've seen folks do their upper arms and then finish the sleeve when they get out. Our khaki...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Hi Lolly 1985, If I were you I would open up two maps on your computer and google airforce bases on one and navy bases on the other and see what there is. If you're stationed at Portsmouth can he...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    If you are new grad, they will most likely send you to the big three. They may start considering where you are moving from to place you d/t budget constraints. All three big bases deploy to Cuba or...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    You get to put your top three requests. They try to consider it but it's up to the 'needs of the navy.' No new grads go to ICU. You can request to transfer there after 12 months. Nurse grads can go...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Awesome! Let's keep in touch. Feel free to ask me anything!
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Over 18 months in and still going strong. I'm interested to hear if the news/the shutdown is impacting anyone's choice to join. I can't say how I would feel/think if I was considering joining. I'm...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Directly after ODS I did not have housing set up. I went and stayed in the Navy lodge until I found a house to rent. The hospital does not have officer housing but I believe the larger Norfolk base...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Hi there, boards are usually in October-mine was two years ago. Not sure if it has changed. I don't think driving to Great Lakes would be helpful as it is where enlisted go to train, they may not...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    No reason not to have your hopes up but keep applying elsewhere as well. If you don't get in this year and work a year you could get in the next. I know several Navy nurses that were new graduates....
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    I would be in contact with your recruiter immediately or expect to purchase your own tickets if you want to get to ODS this month.
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Good work to the both! newRennene and enoell! We want good people in the Navy! Feel free to private message me. I'm happy to keep in tough throughout your process and share any knowledge I can! Good...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Hi newRnnene, 1. When I went to ODS I received everything: 2 Khaki's, dress blues, service whites, dress whites, 2 NWUs. I have heard that now they will not issue you dress whites unless you are...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Dear enoell, sorry to hear that your package won't make it in. Yes, I would turn in your package as soon as they allow. I'm sure that applications turned in by August have better chance than one's...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    Yes any experience will help you get in. I don't know any person that is in where they say it took years to come in. Great work on losing the weight! If you're not within the height and weight...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Nurse In The Military - Pros & Cons - Sexual Assault
    I came into Navy nursing over a year ago. Just last week I received required sexual assault training. In my work environment I do not feel concerned with this. I work on the cardiac unit in my...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    In my experience, everyday life of a Navy nurse is not much different form that of a civilian. Navy nurses work 12 hour shifts in the hospitals and the standard 8 hour M-F in clinics. Patient-staff...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Is Navy after ADN graduation a bad idea? Lose clinical skills?
    Dear ADN, As far 'losing your skills': skills are learned, step-by-step processes. You may be better at them some days and not so great others. The more valuable part is the theory/evidence-based...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Current Nursing Student Considering The Military
    That certainly sounds like a great start! These are some things that would make you stand out as Naval Officer material: -Volunteering for the American Red Cross or for the VA Hospital -Working...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    I worked as a nurse for almost two years before leaving for the Navy. Feel free to PM me further questions.
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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