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  1. less paper work, more care. Is that true?
    Sounds like something a recruiter would say when they had a high goal of nurse's to recruit.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. How many candidates are interviewed per position?
    Depends on the number of qualified candidates
    Sep 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. less paper work, more care. Is that true?
    As far as nursing goes it's about the same amount of charting & BS. Sometimes it can be worse because of job justification of some senior military and GS employees. There is more BS in general that...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Is the VA a good place to work?
    I enjoyed the VA I worked at it was a good facility. Like the others have stated each facility is different and depending on the leadership while you were there also makes a difference. The one...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Post-911 GI Bill
    No you will not get BAH while you are still active. It took about 2 months for me to get my certificate from the VA. I have not used my GI bill but have been told by others that it varies on how...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Navy Nurse Corps Program 2015
    Is 8 weeks to long to study for your NCLEX that is hard to answer since some will need more time and others less.
    Aug 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    It's ok, nothing to write home about. Looking forward to getting back to the east coast.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Its been a pleasure serving with you. Spoke with some of your FST partners last week and you were spoken highly of. Not sure if joining you next year back in the civilian world.
    Aug 22
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. us air force 2014 application
    Also, in general the military wants younger members because of the nature of deployments. As we get older we have more aliments which might not be a big deal stateside but in a combat zone can be a...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. us air force 2014 application
    If you are not able to complete 20 years of active federal service before you are 62 a age waiver is needed. Right now any waiver is hard to come by.
    Aug 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Application/resume keywords
    From what I understand alot of resumes are computer screened to see if they have the key words for the job announcement. You would need to read over each one to find the words for each announcement.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Considering joining after BSN
    Make sure contact a healthcare recruiter not the local enlisted recruiter for the most up to date information.
    Aug 8
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. work at home va nurse?
    When I worked in Telehealth at the VA it was in an office setting. I can not speak for any other VA's except the one I worked at.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. ????
    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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Army Reserve
    Right now there is no reason for the Army or any other service to pay bonuses.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. VA Hiring Process
    Nurse 2 step 2 should be the appox pay scale for your level of experience.
    Jul 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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