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  1. I keep getting told by older nurses to do the VA
    The VA is like any other employer, there are good points and bad points. The benefits are wonderful, where else do you get 26 days of vacation a year to start along with 13 sick days. The insurance...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. I keep getting told by older nurses to do the VA
    No call offs is one benefit.
    Nov 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. Age of joining as AD RN
    I received my active duty commission at 46, but with today's limited number of direct commissions I would have never gotten a age waiver. As the numbers of direct commissions get smaller age will...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Age of joining as AD RN
    I meant to say that if you are around 40 a 30 year old would be more competitive. At 30 you will be very competitive.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Air Force FY 2015
    I am not sure what you mean by buying your CNOR on your own. You only have 2 years of experience in the operating room along with so many hours in the last 2 years. I believe the hours is around...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Which Branch has more opotunities for officer nurses?
    The recruiters can obtain the same info as the chief nurse when it comes to promotion rates, years of service needed etc. As jfrantian stated no one knows what the promotion rate will be from year...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Which Branch has more opotunities for officer nurses?
    You will need to speak with a Healthcare recruiter since each service is different. Some might have more specialties but slower advancement. Schools can also vary. Sorry this is not much help but...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Age of joining as AD RN
    You have to be able to complete 20 years of service which is we're 42 comes from. Even thou you will never officially hear this, the younger you are the more competitive you are. The reason is just...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Active Duty Military Seeking Career Advice
    I just check the Coast Guard web site and they have enlisted HN's which is like the Navy's HM's. Officer medical is provided by the USPHS.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Army Options
    What really counts for active and ROTC is how you do Leadership Development. You have to do very well at this along with a great GPA.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Afghanistanor Iraq Nurses
    ​sometimes the contractors will have their own medical personnel but they are few. The State department or CIA might have their own civilian RN' s.
    Nov 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. VA hiring process
    Getting hired in the federal government is a long drawn out process. It is no where as fast as the private sector. Are you still in consideration I do not know but until you here otherwise I would...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Army Options
    I am not sure what you mean by "full army experience", but if you mean the hard core stuff most medical personal do not get it unless they are a medic with a combat arms unit. Pixie is right, if you...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Army Options
    Even thou you do not like the water the Navy has very few nurses assigned to sea duty. Most of these nurses are critical care and are Commanders (O-4). For the most part Navy Nurse are assigned to...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Looking to the military and ABSN
    I presently work with a NP in the OR.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Looking to the military and ABSN
    The Army no longer uses RNFA's in surgery; in fact they have eliminated the FA identifier. NP's & PA's are used by the surgeons.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. AF Spouse & the VA
    As a spouse of a active duty service member you are to have priority for hiring, but with that being said they always do not give veterans preference. As far as transferring in the VA there is not...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. What to expect
    You will spend time away from your family but how much is hard to say. It will depend on the service you join, the unit you are in and the deployment pace. I have been assigned to a hospital were I...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Air Force FY 2015
    Congratulations to all that have been selected.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Transferring in the VA
    From what I understand from working there it is not hard but they do not have a transfer program per say and you have to apply like a new employee.
    Oct 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Post interview wait for the va Hosp...
    Sounds like you have a offer, I think they want that information to adjust your pay grade upward but not sure. As long as you did not put anything like they want on your application you should be...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. New Army Nurse Corps officers:  first things first!
    I had to decline one of my education benefits and it was thru the VA. Once I got thru to them they sent me a letter and I had to decide which of the 2 education benefits I wanted to give up so I...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. New Army Nurse Corps officers:  first things first!
    Is it a VA form or military form? If its a VA form I do not think that it would be in iperms.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. need advice
    Without knowing what your experience was or your military status I can not give you any other advice then to speak with the patient advocate.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    All points count towards your E pay. With your 4 years of AD along with your ANG time you should have no issues getting E pay. It does make a nice difference in pay. Your years of pay will be the...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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