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  1. Schofield Barracks, HI
    Hi Kayla, It is very difficult to find a staff nurse position in Hawaii without having connections, even more so without a BSN. Tripler does not hire new grads and does not have a new grad program....
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Air Force Nursing questions
    It's not written anywhere or officially acknowledged that as a spouse you get an edge. But you are interviewing with a real person and real people are reviewing your application. So, being a spouse...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Longing and Wanting
    I suggest going to the hospital and looking for the manager and just introduce yourself. It will show that you have initiative and are truly interested. I had one manager tell me that she would be...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. ICU Air Force
    I can't believe they're giving you a hard time about the LASIK. I had LASIK done and had no records because the place I did it went out of business. So MEPS referred me to an ophthalmologist and SG...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Army spouse
    I am an Army spouse and have been licensed for almost 7 years, but in that time I've only accumulated a few months short of three years experience. However, I chose to move back home each time my...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Single parent military nursing?
    I'm reading all of the responses to your post and it can be very confusing.I don't know the answer to your question. But I have a few words of advice. Being a single mom and a nurse will be difficult...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. First Nursing Job/Getting in the Air Force
    I agree, once you're in and in med/surg, I'm doubtful about your chances of switching.I started out in Mother/Baby for a few months and then I got a NICU job and have been doing NICU and/or nursery...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. First Nursing Job/Getting in the Air Force
    Hmm...that's a tough question, since you're already an alternate. But I'll give you my two cents worth since I am a NICU nurse and will be heading to COT in March.Fact is, it's almost February. If...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Navy Nurse Corps... Should I or Shouldn't I??? Need help!
    Are you currently working in maternal/child health? I believe it's easier to choose your specialty if you have experience in the area you want to go into...and it would be better to have a minimum of...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Air Force Nurse
    My husband is active duty Army enlisted and I applied to the Air Force with the plan of my husband separating from the Army upon my entry into the Air Force? However, due to circumstances my husband...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Health Waivers
    Does anyone know whether your follow-up appointments for health waivers should be done via MEPS or through my own docs? MEPS requested consultations for me. However, my recruiter is telling me to...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. New Graduate Nurse
    To be quite honest with you, it sounds to me like you might find bedside nursing more fulfilling. In my limited experience I rarely saw NPs at the bedside unless we solicited their assistance. And of...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. New Graduate Nurse
    Is it an option to slow down your pursuit of the DNP? It sounds like you're putting a lot of pressure on yourself. And, from experience, it's not easy to manage a marriage long distance. If you're...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Med/surg to NICU
    Having a med-surg background is helpful because it gave you a solid background in nursing. I'm assuming you understand the rationales, etc behind the tasks you performed and understand the disease...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Probiotics in the NICU? What's been your experience?
    I worked on a unit that used probiotics. I wasn't there that long, but we still had patients who developed NEC, perfed and developed obstructions.It can also be difficult to administer. If you're not...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. New NICU nurse in training.  Excited, yet overwhelmed!
    I wouldn't say that I'm experienced, but I've been in NICU for more than a year (although it's over a span of several years and several jobs).But everyone has those days, it's just the nature of our...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. How to get into the NICU?
    I agree with the poster above. If you don't have any encumbrances, I suggest applying to jobs in other states if you can't find anything where you currently live.As the other poster suggested, you...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Questions about new grad NICU training
    You're orientation in a specialty area should be at least three months. You'll be with a preceptor and should meet with your preceptor and manager periodically to go over your performance. You should...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Attitudes against the military
    I think it's just ignorance on their part. I worked as a contractor at the local Army hospital and am also a military spouse. When one of my co-workers suggested I join, I had a similar...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. NICU RN, Military Spouse looking to join
    Hello All, I've been finding lots of useful and interesting information in everyone's posts. So, I decided to start a thread of my own hoping to get more thoughts/advice on my specific situation. ...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Calling all AF nurses
    Hi BritBr: I'm also just beginning the process of applying to nurse corp. Is contacting another recruiter an option? From what I've been reading on several posts, people have been saying if...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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