Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: jenhasredhair

From Date
  1. No Military Background?
    I was an Air Force brat growing up, so I figured coming into the AF would be an easy transition for me. Being the active duty person was totally different! It took me a good year to really adjust and...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. PLEASE HELP...COT specific questions
    It's nice to have rank sewn on, but it's not a big deal to have pin-on. If you have the option to do so prior to COT, then go for it, especially on the hat. I had pin-on for my hat and it dug into...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. working a nursing job until air force acceptance
    People break civilian contracts all the time. If you're given money for it, you'll probably just have to pay it back. I took a civilian job (after leaving a travel assignment and not being able...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Air Force Nurse Corps
    You better not be dropped HNELLA! We're ready for you to get here!! :D Seriously though, if you're borderline, you'll probably lose some of that weight while you're at COT. And just like mid...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. US Air Force COT 11-02
    I was at COT during the Super Bowl last year. They actually set it up so we could watch it in the auditorium on the powerpoint screen. It wasn't a great picture, but it was better than nothing! ...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Before you join...
    Commander's call is just a meeting called by a squadron, group, or wing commander. It's usually called when something's about to happen, like some big inspection or to give staff the results of a...
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Before you join...
    Wow guys! I haven't been on for a few months, but I feel the need to add my 2 cents... Now, I can't talk for the Army or Navy, because I'm in the Air Force, but lets get back to why this thread...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Commissioning and AF Sign-On Bonus
    Bother your recruiter! You never want to assume you have anything!! I didn't take loan repayment, but I did take the bonus. I had to sign that contract at least twice, but it was the same...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. US Air Force COT 10-06
    Good luck luvbug!!
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Schedule as an AF nurse
    Ha ha Wtb!! She's been giving me a hard time for the last 6 months!! :D HNELLA, we can't wait to have you!! It's not too bad here. It has it's ups and downs like any other place, but...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Schedule as an AF nurse
    I'm at Keesler right now. I'm in ICU, so our schedule changes about 6 times after the original schedule is put out due to deployment taskings, tdy's, sick calls, etc. We just had 2 civilian nurses...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Advice needed
    Deftonez...have you ever thought about trying a different type of nursing? Maybe med/surg isn't for you. I think alot of people have been in the position of getting spat on, cussed at, pooped on,...
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. US Air Force COT 10-06
    Those shoes should be fine. As long as they're not crazy neon colors or super noticeable, you're good!
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. US Air Force COT 10-06
    I second midinphx about being surprised at what you can do! You're going to have some really cool experiences at COT that you would never imagine you'd have! And you're going to push yourself...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. US Air Force COT 10-06
    We got rained out on the ropes course day...I was so disappointed!! I probably would have done the same thing, carolinapooh!!
    Jun 24, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Air Force scrub uniform
    Each hospital is different, but I think it's standard to go into work in uniform of the day (ABUs or Blues on Mondays), then change into scrubs once you get to the floor. Keesler provides scrubs,...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Money needed prior to going to COT
    I went to COT in October, so there were some extra winter things I had to buy. I also had to buy mess dress. Overall, I probably spent close to $1800, give or take, on uniforms. Then I got...
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Housing near Keesler
    Thanks WTB, I was just about to respond...you did it for me!! :) To add to that, there really isn't a waiting list...they're begging people to move on base, because they want to fill all these...
    Jun 19, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Housing near Keesler
    FutureAFWife, have you thought about living in base housing? Officer housing is pretty nice. It's brand new thanks to Katrina!
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Deploying as a military RN
    Wtb, you might be screwed!! I hear it's "cool" when it gets below 100 in the sandbox!! :smokin:
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Deploying as a military RN
    Yeah, so is WTB! It's gonna be an allnurses reunion!! :)
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. waiting, Air Force Nurse Corps
    Definitely bring a 3 hole punch, stapler, glue stick, pens, pencils, and at least one pack of copy paper. On top of the copy machines breaking down, we were constantly running out of paper. And if...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. waiting, Air Force Nurse Corps
    It was definitely nice to have my car when I went! After getting your stuff out the first night, you won't see it for almost 4 weeks, but being able to use it for storage is helpful! Once you have...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. waiting, Air Force Nurse Corps
    Hang in there midinphx...you're almost there!!
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Deploying as a military RN
    You're pretty much "deployable" right away, but it's not likely they're going to take a brand new nurse and set you free in the sandbox right out of NTP. When it comes to deployment, anything can...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


Top