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  1. ICU AirForce
    The opposite. Critically manned means that there are more open iCU slots than nurses to fill them. It's a good time to apply for fully qualified iCU. Be more competitive and get the CCRN.
    Feb 17
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. ICU AirForce
    We are still considered critically manned in ICU.
    Feb 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. AF Flight Nurse (active duty route)
    If you want to be a flight nurse, do NOT come in as an ICU identifier. You will not be allowed to reclassify from 46n3e to 46f for at least 2 assignments. We are critically manned in icu.
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Trying to find the right path for nursing school through the Air Force
    Joining the military to pay off debt may prove to be a poor decision. It's not a last choice. Military is a way of life and a deep commitment. Don't join for money.
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. SAMMC housing
    You will want of base housing in San Antonio. The AF housing is on Lackland mostly. Lackland is across town from SAMMC. People with families seem to like living up North of town. Good...
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. How to start.
    Skip the Associate. You've got the time and the money for your Bacchelors! Good on you for wanting to get a jump on it! Once you get settled at your duty station, you go by education and...
    Dec 1, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. NICU in Air Force
    I know a couple of NICU nurses who have deployed. Deploying has different challenges for everyone. Even experienced nurses face new experiences with the same kinds of patients we are expecting. ...
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Age of joining as AD RN
    Commissioned at 42.
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. NICU in Air Force
    I am ICU and worked the PICU at Joint base San Antonio, it also has a large and active NICU. You have very limited options as to where you can go in such a specialty. It can also limit your choices...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Military Nursing// May not be single parents
    I'm a single parent but my teenage son stayed in Phoenix. I thought I'd get to go see him whenever I had time off. I was wrong. Visiting away from town was way harder than I had anticipated due to...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. AF Nurse Looking For Crit Care Bases
    Bureaucracy mess seems like it's everywhere! It's true that SAMMC is its own animal. I thought going to an all AF base would be different. Well, it's different, but can't say it's better.
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Air Force FY 2015
    Morgan , sorry for your bad news. Keep pressing forward. This year will give you time to growing make you that much stronger for next year. Good luck.
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Air Force FY 2015
    I would hesitate to say that OTS list is a final answer. We nurses attend COT and may not be on the same OTS list as the BOT list. Wait to hear from your recruiters.
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Air Force FY 2015
    Hard news. Time to prep for the next round! Go get some certificates and experience. ACLS and the national cert in your field. Be sad for a set amount of time then start building again. It's not...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. AF Nurse Looking For Crit Care Bases
    Yammar - in the interest of building joint service, can we not not say "army- yuck". I'm sure you didn't mean it in a derogatory manner toward our fellow nurses. Having just left ICU at SAMMC,...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Air Force FY 2015
    I don't want to burst your bubble.... BUT, do not expect a call from your recruiter on October 20th. Seriously. Personal experience - I expected a call the week of Thanksgiving years ago. ...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    I never remember being asked if I was full time or not. At one point I worked registry and in house pool, but did enough hours to be full time. I wasn't asked about that period at all.
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    Basically, Your nursing experience will count for half. So 11 years = 5.5. Nurses go to captain board at 4 years. I would expect captain. Also you would be an "e" for prior service and yes, all...
    Oct 9, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    I remind myself that it really doesn't matter why someone is doing a job as much as if the job is being done well. Also, if you don't like what you are doing, go find something you do like. That...
    Oct 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. AF Nurse Looking For Crit Care Bases
    I'm active AF icu. I was at Sammc and have just pcs'd to RAF Lakenheath. You are right to ask about icu facilities. At Sammc there are multiple ICUs. You don't get to chose which you work at. I...
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. A different question
    I have the same story as Pixie on the AF side of the house. I too was told that it would be like a civilian schedule. It was hard when I learned that I would be working what would have been...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. A different question
    Good questions. There is no where near a simple answer to any of it, except - it depends. Relationships in the military are a different challenge for me. I was prior army enlisted. I...
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Air Force Specialty Interview
    It's not a nursing test. The interview is by a higher ranking nurse - generally not one performing nursing duties, but leadership responsibilities. The interviewer won't be cutting edge high end...
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. less paper work, more care. Is that true?
    HaHaHaHa! Less charting?! Can't stop laughing! Same amount of ridiculous charting, but add to it tons more crazy repetitive training item on the computer. Choosing where you work?! Is this a...
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Serious question, Lunah.... was the fight to get in and serve worth it to you? Would you do it again?
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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