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  1. A few questions about military nursing
    You need to speak with a health care recruiter to find out more specific information. By the time you complete your BSN the recruitment picture it will be different then today, could be better or...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Civilian RN job in Army ED vs. Civilian ED
    If your civilian offer is at a level III it's still a small ED without a lot of trauma. The ED you work at now sounds like a level III or a low level II.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Loan Repayment
    You will,need to check with your local VA since each one offers different loan repayments based on their needs and funding.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Air Force Nurse/Age/Demand
    Since you have 4 years of prior service this would make your cut off age as 52 since it can be added to the age limit. With that being said and how competitive it is right now your age could be a...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. any lvn/lpn joining the reserves?
    If you have your LPN/LVN you may be able to skip AIT (MOS) schooling but you will have to go to boot camp. There is no guarantee that you will be able to switch over to a officer once you complete...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Wife & Mother Military Nurse?
    I agree with Pixie on this. I have seen commands bend over backwards for single parents and others who do not care if you have kids and are expected to be at work like soldiers without children. I...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    Sorry that you do not understand this but nursing does not always fit your image based on your experiences because have different experiences than yours.
    May 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. VA Nurse Salary
    Not sure what you mean by 8 hour shifts would give you more PTO then those working 12 hour shifts. If your hours add up to the same you will still be getting the same amount off. All VA nurse's who...
    May 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Is it possible to become a RN but work part time from the start. Get Air Force commission?
    From what I understand what you are asking is, can you joined the AF with your ADN and work part time for them while you complete your BSN. If that is what you are asking the answer is no. If you...
    May 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    Sorry but I have worked in 3 states and 5 different hospitals and everyone had standing orders and levels of independence based o. The facility and the physicians. Every med or treatment we give is...
    May 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    Sounds like most hospital RN positions that I have ever worked in. Everything you did was understanding orders. There is a physician, NP, or PA Behind the scene who wrote the orders. Being a...
    May 6
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Joining the military with BSN
    It would help if 2 nurse have equal experience and there is only 1 slot, otherwise not really since they want the best nurse.
    May 1
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. VA Overtime Pay
    At the VA you can end up working overtime when there is a low census if you are scheduled to work that shift. Happened to me once, worked OT and only had 1 patient. The reason why is the VA staffs...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. VA Overtime Pay
    Forget about that, you would never be paid over time in the private sector this way.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Military Nursing
    Depending on how you want to pay for college enlisting now, getting out and going to nursing school using the GI bill is a good option. There is no guarantee that you will be able to rejoin as an RN...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. What is Entry-Level Rank for Nurse Airforce, and what are working conditions?
    I can not speak for the AF but the working conditions in the Army are better than the time I spent as an 8404 corpsman. You can expect to work more than 40 hours in a week due to collateral duties...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Active duty nursing specialty
    I am not sure what you mean by this, but if you mean join the Army with another AOC then switch to the nurse Corp this would be a tougher route. Not only do you have to be accepted by the nurse Corp...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. VA Overtime Pay
    If you explore further it states that hospitals & residential care facilities may pay overtime based on a 80 hour 2 week basis. There are a few industries which are exempt from paying overtime at all.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Does the military hire nurse educators?
    You will need to speak with a healthcare recruiter to find out the need. This might be a position they do not recruit for and have to apply for it once you are in the system.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. VA ADN/BSN Question
    I would take the position now since you do not know when the position will come up again and if you would even be considered again if you turn it down. Once you complete your BSN and you come up for...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. VA Overtime Pay
    Because averages out to be 40 hours per week and by federal law they do not have to pay overtime if the average is under 40 hours per week. If you worked for a company which was on a 4 week pay...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. new grad RN BSN no experience
    The Army is the same way, there are programs to go from enlisted to officer but it is not something you will get just because you have the degree. Another thing if you do go enlisted you will be...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Waiting for local Army Hospital
    Being a federal position it can take 6 months or longer to fill.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. new grad RN BSN no experience
    What part on NY do you live in? I am from WNY and back in '98 when I completed my ADN only 1 nurse was able to find full time work. I ended up moving to NC to find a position. As Jfrantian states...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. new grad RN BSN no experience
    It sounds like its an enlisted position. Is the recruiter a healthcare recruiter or the corner enlisted recruiter? If its the enlisted recruiter stay clear since becoming a RN in any service is...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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