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  1. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    jfratian, Thanks for the advice. I'm really glad you shared that because I was wondering how much conditioning we will be doing at COT. I'm currently working on improving my PT Test score being...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    I plan on going to Seymour Johnson AFB to look at uniforms in the coming months. From past experience when my husband was active duty, the pay is the same for the member but BAH is slightly higher...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    The only thing I've completed was the letter of acceptance. My original recruiter was in Hawaii but then got switched to a recruiter in Los Angeles. So my new recruiter said he's waiting to receive...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    I got the same message about your mailbox being full.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Air Force Nursing 2013
    Thanks Pixie! Congrats Bogielea!
    Feb 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    Congrats Bogielea! I hope you're able to stay with your husband. I used to work in Kailua while my husband was stationed there for the Army. Hickam AFB was my first choice for OCONUS. Love it there!...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    Thanks for the info Pixie! I'm still trying to get a hold of my recruiter regarding rank. My paperwork says 1 year 7 months constructive credit (as of 10/21/2013) but coming in as O1.
    Feb 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    Bayern, In regards to your comment about uniforms, I plan to do the same. I hope to make it to Seymour Johnson AFB or Pope to take a look at uniforms in the coming months. I've read that alterations...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    What an insightful post. Thanks for sharing that here. I'm so glad there are those out there willing to share all that information.
    Feb 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    Bayern, As far as my recruiter knew, I was still set to receive the 30K sign on bonus. He said it would be paid out at the completion of COT.
    Feb 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    Bayern, Thanks so much for that link. That will be really helpful. My husband was active duty Army, but this will be a whole new situation for us. Thanks for the insight about the rank issue. I'm...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    That sounds like a great resource, worth looking into. I was originally told by my recruiter that I would start as an O1 and have only 3 months until making O2. But the LOA I received just said O1,...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    I'm with you, it definitely hasn't sunk in just yet. I first contacted my recruiter in October 2012. After waiting through two boards and all of the delays, I'm happy to move on with the process....
    Feb 8
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    Okay, I spoke too soon. I found out today too. I'm headed to Dyess AFB in Abilene, TX. Not on my list but I'm excited either way.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    Congrats! How long after finding out you were selected did you find out about duty station? I think there are lists on the COT website about some of that information. I'm happy to have at least a...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    Bayern, I think so. It's become a mix of FY2014 and FY2015. Anyone else attending COT in August? I just found out I've become a select after being alternate #3 from these past October...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Air Force Nursing 2013
    Found out today that I was switched from alternate to select and attend COT in August. So I hope this means good news for other alternates!
    Feb 5
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Air Force Nursing 2013
    Jfratian, You are correct about not guaranteeing a spot to alternates. I remember from applying October 2012 that there was a lot of confusion for the alternates who ultimately had to reapply....
    Jan 2
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. New Grad Perioperative Nurse Residency Program - Advice?
    Congratulations! I can't speak for the experience of a new grad starting an OR program but I went through the program as an RN with 3 years of outside experience. I thought it was excellent since I...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. how long is a GOOD orientation length? Jobs with contracts?
    I agree with previous posters. Six months appears to be standard and usually a contract is required. I'm almost done with a 6 months OR Residency program and even after I finish, it's another 3 month...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Air Force Nursing 2013
    Hi Bogielea, I experienced the same situation. I wasn't able to reach my recruiter since he told me about being an alternate. Then I, too, played phone tag with a recruiter in LA until I...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Air Force Nursing 2013
    Any other clinical nurse alternates out there? I was placed at #3 so I'm not very optimistic. Just curious if any others have been called up.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. how far are you willing to commute for a job?
    My first nursing job after graduation, I commuted an hour (hour to work, 90 minutes home due to traffic) five days a week. I, too, had a very hard time finding a position so I took the only one I was...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. New grad friendly parts of NC?
    Sure! I just sent you a private message.
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  25. Brand New RN starting in OR
    Congrats on your new positions! I started an OR training program last month and love it so far. I graduated back in 2010 and did mostly clinic nursing since then. Our program is also 6 months,...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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