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  1. The Army's On Its Way
    Aww .. brought back memories of my days in basic. Thank you for posting this! I really can't wait until I get to BOLC.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. BOLC June 2014
    I'm in the Guard and I'm pretty sure the prerequisites are the same. We need to pass a PT test and complete the online portion of BOLC before we can ask to go to BOLC. From what I remember, I believe...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. BOLC June 2014
    Congrats to the both of you!
    Mar 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    LOL, in high school recruiters were a bit aggressive with me too but that's because it was only a couple years into both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and they needed as many warm bodies at they...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    The Guard and Reserves are both Army. The training is one and the same as active-duty soldiers. You wear the same uniform and you follow the sames rules and customs. You are considered an American...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    I'm NG, never been part of the active component. That's good you stay fit and healthy. I know my fitness level was a big (positive) talking point when I went before the board for my commission. It...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    It was a non-nursing degree. I obtained my first bachelor's about 5 years ago and then recently got my BSN so I hold 2 bachelor's degrees. No, I think you misread. I enlisted 6 months prior to...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Help! I want to join the Army Nurse Corps
    The requirements are always changing. I know right now both the active duty and reserve components want experienced nurses but next year, they may accept new grads. Just contact a healthcare...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. BOLC June 2014
    :( I did some research and looks like you're right. That's crap! A short-course shouldn't even exist! Everyone should go through the same exact training for the same length of time! Thank goodness...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    Hi inspired, I enlisted in the Army NG as a student and commissioned as a 2LT recently. Since I'm Army and you're interested in the Navy, I'm not sure if the same path can be taken. I'll tell you...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. BOLC June 2014
    You can get hurt in any sport quite honestly. Also, there are fundamentals or "on-ramp" classes to teach beginners proper form with just PVC pipes or using a training bar with no weights on it, then...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. BOLC June 2014
    BTW - for those looking to up their APFT, look into your local Crossfit gyms. They will whip your booty into shape. I only did a few months of Crossfit before going through regular Army basic...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. BOLC June 2014
    I just commissioned myself as a 66H but I have no idea yet when I go to BOLC. I'm in the Guard so things are a little different for me (I was administered the oath of office and signed the DA-71...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. I'm done with NCLEX
    I feel like I could have written this post! I found the NCLEX weird and non-nonsensical too. I felt LaCharity helped me a lot too and was instrumental in helping me pass the first time around with 75...
    Jan 31
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. VENT!
    Thank you for your kind words! I've calmed down now. The next shift took care of the order so it's ok now but I'm still aghast at how the situation played out with pharmacy and how incredibly slow...
    Jan 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. VENT!
    I am sooo over my first RN job. I work at a long term care facility and usually I like it, but when an emergency pops up, I am reminded of how few resources there are. So I walk into a patient's...
    Jan 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. MD order to NOT allow resident to go to the hospital
    Hilarious you should say that I should keep a spare copy of his info for emergent transfers because that exact situation played out yesterday. It was a beautiful start to a shift - all of a sudden I...
    Jan 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. MD order to NOT allow resident to go to the hospital
    The resident is definitely a frequent flier. The complaints change from day to day but usually it's due to pain (yet declines pain medication from us). I'm not sure why the doctor wants to prevent...
    Jan 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. MD order to NOT allow resident to go to the hospital
    I knew I was right! Of course he has the right to go. Thank you both for your responses. I just feel so weird about this situation.
    Jan 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. MD order to NOT allow resident to go to the hospital
    i'm ok with her refusing to give an order for the transfer, but making an order for him to NOT go. how the heck do i comply with that? it puts me in an awkward position.
    Jan 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Please help get me out of bedside/floor nursing!
    While this may be true, I'm sure they only have slim pickings. I used to work at a disability insurance company where they had RNs review cases (referred to them by claims examiners) to help the...
    Jan 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. MD order to NOT allow resident to go to the hospital
    I work at a nursing home and I'm still pretty new there. When I started my shift today, one of the doctors was there. When she saw me walk in, she talked to me about a patient I supposedly "sent...
    Jan 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. I hate being a Nurse
    How long did you work in LTC before you got into a hospital position? Just curious.
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. I hate being a Nurse
    Wow, 70 residents on NOC?! I thought I had it bad with 40 but nope. Maybe you can you find another facility? The ratios vary across facilities so maybe you can find a better working environment. I'm...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Medical marijuana in the nursing home
    Is this allowed in any nursing home? There was a recent incident that makes me wonder about it since it's considered a legal drug in some instances.
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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