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  1. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. 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
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. 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
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    Typical ER abuse!! When got verbally assaulted like that, I used to say how it was a free country and that I would not choose to go get care in a hospital I trust. Then smile and walk out.
    Aug 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. What did your manager do for you?
    My best manager was always AVAIlble. I worked nights. She came in well before change of shift regularly and made her rounds to see the night shift people who usually get ignored. She had a true open...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    42 is the age cut off without waivers. With military cut backs, waivers will probably be rarely given so 48 would be a risk. With 14 years icu you would come in as a captain and icu is needed. After...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Army nurse corps officer
    Are you seeing a nursing recruiter? There shouldn't be a practice test. If they are having you take the asvab, you are seeing the wrong recruiters.
    Aug 4
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Air Force/Decision-making help needed!!!
    I came back in later than most at 42. I think age changes how one views and deals with the experiences in the military. I'm an ICU nurse, came in with the designation of such. Being an ICU nurse...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Air Force/Decision-making help needed!!!
    I'm not sure of your age, but 20 years nursing makes me think you are over 42? To serve the full 20 years, you have to come in at 42 at the very latest. They will allow you to come in up until 47...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Military Nursing
    I'm sad to hear you're getting out Lunah! You worked so hard to get in. You've done your time and served well. Definitely, you can always be proud you were of the 1% and served your country...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Air Force FY 2015
    Having been in you people's shoes in the paperwork process and frustration, all I can say is get used to it. :) seriously, it took me 10 months to get in. I showed up ready to sign and had no...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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