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  1. Reserves/Guard Nursing w/ Perm Profile
    How had you been handling your guard PT tests? Can't speak for the Army, but I can't see the AF commissioning you on a permanent profile. Long-term inability to run is enough to get you...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Air Force Nursing Corps
    I'd recommend checking with your local reserve or ANG unit - that's something that varies by location, can't say I've ever seen it done by active duty units.
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. psych nursing
    I think you're jumping the gun a bit - you will get to experience a wide variety of nursing roles when in school, which will help you find where your interests really are. And the great thing about...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  4. Air Force Nursing Corps
    In response to RayRN87: Four years of civilian RN (not BSN) experience are needed to come in as an O-2. You get 50% credit for any civilian nursing experience. Re: aei09a: You don't need to...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Reserve or Guard Nurse but NOT a nurse full-time
    Really? That seems a little odd to me.For active duty, you can't even work as a psych RN without a few yearsof experience under your belt, and then you have to wait a year toapply (and another year...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. rules for military nursing -- disappointing :(
    Hmm. I personally know at least one new AF nurse who went to school overseas (Russia), not sure if it was accredited by those agencies... A second opinion never hurts.
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Seeking advice from Air Force nurses,
    I concur with wbtcrna. If you go of your own free will, your command will never even know unless something comes out that could be risky - like hallucinations, or homicidal thoughts. It actually...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. One year later... (AF nursing)
    Feel free to PM me, I'd be glad to answer your questions :-) As for Keesler and Elgin, no, there are no MH nursing jobs. A lot of recruiters seem to confuse MH RNs with MH NPs or techs, who go pretty...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. One year later... (AF nursing)
    There should be slots at Travis coming open, I know we have a few people PCSing in the next month or two. I'll PM you if I find out more. Best of luck in the boards!
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. One year later... (AF nursing)
    A few questions I forgot to respond to: Night shift - We all have to do a rotation on nights. On my unit, we usually work two months of night shift, and then 4-6 months of days. It does vary,...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. One year later... (AF nursing)
    They are opening an inpatient mental health unit at Elmendorf late next year, to serve PACAF (this will allow PACAF - Japan, Korea, Alaska) to keep their people in majcom for med-boards, instead of...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. USAF 2012 NTP Board
    I didn't go through NTP because I already had several years of nursing experience - I think anyone who has less than one year of RN practice goes through NTP. There are only a few locations to do...
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Air Force Nursing Corps
    I had a Sq CC pull someone back from AFIT the week before they were supposed to start (after the almost two year application and waiting process). There were people that outranked the Sq CC...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. One year later... (AF nursing)
    They told me the same thing about going overseas, that I'd almost certainly get to because of my experience (my whole dream sheet was in Europe) - not until I got out of COT did I find out that...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. One year later... (AF nursing)
    Hi, ATLRN! I went to COT last January, so I've been working at my base since last February. Travis AFB is great! It's close to San Francisco, the beach, Napa, the redwoods, the mountains - really,...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Air Force Nursing Corps
    To commission as an AF psych nurse, you typically have to have psych nursing experience (I say "typically" because there are very few of us, <40 last time I checked). Do you have your Master's in...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. One year later... (AF nursing)
    Greetings, all! Haven't been on here in ages, but I thought I'd offer the advice and experience I wish I had before I commissioned into the USAF last year. I'm a mental health nurse with almost...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. USAF 2012 NTP Board
    Congratulations on getting your BSN! I think that your strongest recommendation is your military service - that counts for a lot! That switch from enlisted to officer can be tough, it's a very...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Air Force Nursing Corps
    One of the things that they won't tell you, too, is that your ability to go to school is entirely dependent on your Squadron Commander's policy. My current hospital isn't allowing anyone to PCS...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Air Force Mental Health Nursing
    I wish I could tell you! I'm commissioning as a Mental Health Nurse in the next week, and I have NO job specifics. :D I imagine it's very similar to MH nursing in the civilian sector when not...
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. January COT
    Keesler's not too bad, or at least it wasn't 19 years ago (my dad was stationed there when I was a kid) - you're right next to the beach! I wonder how much it's been affected by all of the goings-on...
    Dec 3, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. January COT
    So I just got my COT date - January 10! This is a little sooner than expected, but I'm glad to be getting on the ball with things. Any other nurses heading to Maxwell in January? In other news,...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. How to make your packet Competitive for Board Selection
    Specializing was my golden ticket. At the last minute (while my packet was being reviewed), it was *suggested* that I apply as a Mental Health Nurse, which is where most of my experience is. While I...
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. "The Death Shift" (true crime book about nurse/serial killer)
    I love book recommendations! :D Sounds like some good, creepy, poolside reading - I'll check it out!
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Jobs, No Jobs, Career Options
    While I sort of agree with the OP's sentiments, the military isn't really the refuse bin for nurses who can't make it anywhere else. They have a very competitive application process, as well as...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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