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  1. PCS-ing to San Antonio, BAMC
    I live on the NW side. It's about a 30min commute, but I love where I live, so it's not a bother. The trend I've noticed is the further away from the Riverwalk you live, the more reasonable the rent....
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Reserves as an Experienced Critical Care RN
    Hey just thought I could offer some assistance: I'm an ER nurse in the AF. I came in with just short of 8 years nursing experience and just ranked to Captain this month. I work with multiple CCAT...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. How did you choose your nursing branch? Army, Navy, AF?
    Hey there! I'm Active Duty in the Air Force. I chose my branch because I have multiple family members who have served in all branches of the military, the Air Force being the most predominant. So...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Air Force AFIT and Bonus
    Hey there, saw your post and I'm AD AF at this time. Here is what I know: 1.) If you complete an NP program outside of AFIT, unless you came into the AF as an NP, you will not be working as an NP...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. How much did the military give you for you loan repayment?
    85K for nursing school?!? You're paying WAY too much there. You need to find another school. I know doctors and lawyers who didn't pay that much and they went to respectable schools. Taking on that...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Entering Air Force Nursing…how to prepare?
    I'm going to echo all the posts about getting cracking on the PT. it's great at COT because you're getting yelled at to get up and do it everyday. Once you're done with that environment it's...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Active Duty Air Force 1st Assignment
    Hey Marty- I'm @ SAMMC in San Antonio, went through COT in August/September. Administratively I belong to Lackland, but since I'm ER and WH is an urgent care center, they put me at Fort Sam...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Nursing uniforms for military nurses
    ER nurse at SAMMC in San Antonio. We're allowed to wear scrubs, full ABU's, or scrub top w ABU bottoms. Some people report to work in PT gear/ the uniform of the day and e change at work. It's nice...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Freedoms of a Military Practicing Nurse
    I have worked civie and am now AD AF. There is not much more I can do as military in the hospital setting. The biggest difference is going to be when I'm deployed. In the theatre we are trained to...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Air Force RCOT
    Just a heads up: the Army is indeed flying their nurses now. They are doing tactical flights down range on helos'. My team leader is being deployed in this role as we speak. It's a brand new program...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Male Nursing Student. Considering Air Force
    Hey there, I'm currently active duty in the AF and the chances of you going directly to a critical care area right out of school aren't the greatest. You can always apply for it, but don't be upset...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Questions for current military nurse (male or female)
    Air Force here: rndiver82@yahoo.com. ~Tiffany
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Questions you should have asked your recruiter?
    I haven't heard of them cutting any Active Duty nurses, but Reserves and the Civilian contractors have not been so lucky. I think it also depends on what area you are in. I'm ER, and they are always...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. 2012 Air Force Nursing Boards
    I heard the beautiful sounds of crickets chirping.
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. 2012 Air Force Nursing Boards
    Just a heads up from someone who also recently went through the waiting game: Just because the board has met on a certain day means the board was SCHEDULED to meet. If someone on the board got...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Questions you should have asked your recruiter?
    Kdazzle- When talking about the boards, you have fully qualified and best qualified. Fully qualified is for 2d Lt to Capt, best is from Major to Col. Going to Captain SHOULD be automatic for...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Questions you should have asked your recruiter?
    I will never know what happened with that first board, but my theory is I had 2 certification that expired just before the board met (I renewed both just a few days later) and I was a single parent,...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. I'm a pre nursing student who will be going into the military...
    Just thought I'd post a few pointers: I'm a newly accessioned AD AF RN here in San Antonio. My suggestion is simple:: DO NOT RELAX. I noticed in other posts you are concerned your GPA isn't...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Air Force Nurses- Car a hassle with COT/NTP?
    I'm at COT right now (graduation is t-2 days!) and trust me, bring your car. You will want to get away when you get your privileges. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy being with my flight, but after 3.5...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. CNMs in the US Air Force?
    I am at COT right now and I know of 4 midwives in the class.
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. ICU
    ICU
    I think it also depends on the number if ICU applicant vs the number of ICU slots. If there's a bunch of experienced ICU nurses coming in, they're obviously going to get them. But of there are more...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. How much weight does AF Chief Nurse's recommendation have?
    During the application process, you will interview with the CNO of the local AF base (if there isn't one close, I don't know if they do telephone interviews or not). In my interview, I had a...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Army and Air Force ROTC question
    Forgot to add, NAVY requires at least 90 days experience with your BSN before they will even start your packet. At least that was my experience. Any way you choose, talk with a Health Care...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Army and Air Force ROTC question
    I can only speak of what I know about the AF process. I am heading to COT next week as a direct commission, but what I understand is this: if you do an AFROTC program, you are considered to be in the...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Military nursing.. Need advice/info!!
    Yeah, about that "optional" deployment (a funny statement by the way :lol2:): If all deployments were "optional" I don't think many would ever go. I am going into the AF (I go to COT in August) and I...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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