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  1. ????
    The VA is just like any other employer and can withdrawn a position. But it just stinks because how long the process takes not like a civilian employer.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Using suction tubing for oxygen delivery
    Suction tubing should never be used for oxygen. Patients have died in the past with this. The reason is it can be mistaken as suction instead of oxygen and hooked up to suction instead of O2.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Air Force Nurse Officer 2013 Questions
    The AF should have a contract hotel they put people from out of town in when they go to MEPS.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Army Reserve
    I just read over my contract and it has nothing about funds being available. It reads the only way it could be terminated is if for the best interest of the Army. Below is from the ALRACT message...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Army Reserve
    If she signed the paperwork and it was signed by the command and accepted by HRC then it is a legal contract and she will get paid. Right now not all specialties are eligible for the ISP bonus which...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Army Reserve
    Right now there is no reason for the Army or any other service to pay bonuses.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Navy Reserve Nurse- when to join?
    You would need a age waiver for that since you have to be able to complete your 20 years before you are 62. Waivers are still possible but hard to come by into days environment.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. New Operating Room Nurse in Need of Advice!
    TraumaOR is right the OR is a lot different then the floor and you would be surprised what can make or break a case. Have a thick skin at times because when cases are not going well some surgeons...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. VA Hiring Process
    Nurse 2 step 2 should be the appox pay scale for your level of experience.
    Jul 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. VA Hiring Process
    From what I have seen from the VA pay scales is that it starts out low then ends up being high. Right now I am on military leave from the VA and the VA I work at pays me at least 10K more then I...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Combat Nursing responsibilities and risks
    5-7 years ago this might have been the truth. In 2002 I went from enlisted to officer in the reserves and in 2009 from reserves to active. Today it would be next to impossible to do either. The...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Combat Nursing responsibilities and risks
    I would wait since there is no guarantee that you would be able to make the switch from enlisted to officer or reserves to active at this time.
    Jul 4
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Current Navy Nurses - Question
    In todays environment it is hard to get any type of waiver for all services. Others have posted on this site who were attempting to join the Navy and stated that in FY 14 the Navy took zero direct...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Navy Nurses w/ Marines
    Yes, Then can be stationed with in a FSSG which is a Marine unit.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Malpractice Insurance
    For some who thought I was telling them not to get malpractice insurance that is not the case. I was just passing on some information that I received while in school. As like any issue you need to...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Malpractice Insurance
    Before buying malpractice insurance speak with your risk management if you are working in a civilian hospital. When going thru nursing school the risk manager from the largest health care system in...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. DA - Military Nursing
    The only issue I see is that you do not have any RN experience. Right now from what I understand you need 2 years experience for the Army, not sure about the Navy but would not be surprised if its...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Hospital Corpsman to Navy Nursing
    Yes and then try for a commission.
    May 26
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Hospital Corpsman to Navy Nursing
    You can go to school and be in the reserves. It can be tough at times, a lot will depend on your unit and how they work with students. Some units will bend over backwards to help and others not so...
    May 26
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Hospital Corpsman to Navy Nursing
    You will not be able to work much as a HM in the civilian world. The most you will be able to work as is a EMT ir CNA since you do not have the right papers. Others have stated that there are was to...
    May 24
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. VA Emergency Dept Nursing
    Each VA is different on the level care the ED offers. The one I worked at was not much more then a band aid station, no ekg changes, blackboard, fresh cva symptoms etc. Brought in by EMS. Other VA'...
    May 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Army Nursing
    If you want to go into the Army as a nurse you will need your BSN. If you are just beginning your nursing education contact a ROTC consoler, if you are getting close to finishing contact a health...
    May 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Working at VA
    It varies depending on what facility and department you work at. Some are leaders in having up to date equipment and others not so up to date.
    May 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. How will a "General Discharge" from the military affect my chances of employment?
    One thing that will hurt you is your RE code even if it is a honorable discharge. If you have a RE 4 you will not be eligible for federal employment. Not sure how it effects state or local...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Interview at VA in 2 days, what to wear?
    I have seen several people interview with jacket & tie. Almost everyone was offered a job. I wore one to a interview once and was offered a position but turned it down. As Pixie stated you are...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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