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  1. IV push
    Learned this the hard way in a patient's room after I had been told in nsg school by an older nurse to dilute everything!! So glad the valium crystalized on me right away and I was like uhhh that...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    I am a brand spankin' new nurse and I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU for giving me a reminder that I need to have confidence to ask family members to please leave the room while I get the patient...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Air Force NTP Boards July 2013
    That also depends on when you will be taking the NCLEX. I graduated Dec 2012, took NCLEX Jan 15, comissioned Jan 31 and went to COT in march. I had to commission before Feb 1st or they were going to...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Newly commissioned Air Force officer- should I take Med-Surg Certification now?
    It probably won't hurt you and will definitely help in the long run. Promotions to Major/Lt. Col rely heavily on advancing education and gaining certifications. I don't believe you have to take the...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Newly commissioned Air Force officer- should I take Med-Surg Certification now?
    You get something called an Incentive Specialty Pay, it binds you into the specialty for a certain amount of time though. Say you wanted to join the Air Force and then transfer into the ER. You...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Air Force Nurse Officer 2013 Questions
    The Air Force has the nurse transition program for new graduate nurses, and when searched on this board, there is a lot of good information that comes up. I am not sure for MEPS, but you are...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Thinking about joining the Air Force
    You can but it would take 2-4 years to be eligible apply for the fellowship, and they are apparently very competitive right now.
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Thinking about joining the Air Force
    There are two ways of joining the Nurse Corps as a direct accession. You can join Fully Qualified (1 year+ experience) or as a New Graduate. If you join as a new graduate you will be placed in the...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Experienced ICU RN in level 1 trauma hospital.  Thinking about joining the Airforce
    You'll need a health professions recruiter, not an enlisted recruiter. Health profession recruiters will know what the Air Force needs, when the boards will be, and how to put together your...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Air Force ROTC nursing student
    It could be. I know they weren't going to send anyone stationed at lackland to the Sammc location anymore, but maybe they aren't running a course there due to the decreased number of new graduates...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Air Force ROTC nursing student
    I'm sorry I don't know that. I would guess you would know well enough ahead of time to make arrangements though. She knew her first duty station when she found out her NTP date. I'd say keep working...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Air Force ROTC nursing student
    There are only four sites right now, three are civilian and one is military. Tampa fl, Cincinnati, oh, and Scottsdale, az are the civilian ones. The military one is out of lackland at sammc. Your ntp...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Air Force ROTC nursing student
    From what I know is you commission as soon as you have fulfilled all the requirements to (graduated/licensed/ROTC obligations). The ROTC nurses here in NTP graduated in December and commissioned in...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Air Force ROTC nursing student
    I found out the duty station I would be at when I was accepted into the Air Force. At NTP We do 12 hour shifts and shorter shifts depending on the area we are in. As a new grad you are limited to...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Air Force ROTC nursing student
    long day, double post
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Air Force ROTC nursing student
    Hi! I'm currently in the Cincinnati NTP and it's a lot of fun. We have a few ROTC grads here and from what I've been told none of them received the bonus, but they were on scholarship. They send new...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Airforce or Navy
    I am currently in NTP and at the cincinnati location. It's great! They train CCATT (critical care air transport team) here and we were able to actually go up in a C130 with them a few weeks ago....
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    I wouldn't make too many big changes yet. I don't know how they do it for fully qualified nurses, but the alternates (even alt #1) haven't been selected from the July 2012 NTP board.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Passed NCLEX RN 2012 with Kaplan qbanks/trainers
    Would you say the Kaplan strategy to answering questions is really useful on the nclex?
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. USAF Nurse Transition Program 2013
    Hello! I will be graduating this December as well and had applied for the Air Force NTP program this past summer. I was selected and will be taking the NCLEX Jan/Feb and going to COT in March! ...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Air Force Nursing 2013
    Yes I have to commission prior to going to commissioned officer training and NTP! I'm very excited, I'm at a teaching hospital right now for my clinical preceptorship and absolutely love it. My...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Air Force Nursing 2013
    I was actually picked up for the NTP boards they held in July. I'm from Arizona, but I'll most likely be commissioning in South Carolina. I've heard I can't commission until after I graduate in...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Air Force Nursing 2013
    I can attest for what Kdazzle stated. I did the exact same thing for my interview. I wore a nice skirt with a white blouse and hose. I think a lot of women forget to wear hose to interviews, and for...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Air Force July NTP Alternates
    The site says the nurse ones are sold out =[
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Air Force Nursing
    I sent you a PM with my e-mail! Wow lucky you winning a class! I am hoping to just get a measly discount on it haha. I am also looking to try and get P90x to help train as well.
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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