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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. FY 2014 Air Force Nursing
    To get the E pay you need to have the equivalent of 4 years AD as an enlisted member which is 1440 points.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Army Nurses: Where are the best hospitals?
    I would choose a MEDCEN over a MEDDAC since they are bigger and will expose you to more type of patients.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Army Nurse Corps FY2014
    Eighty now all,vices are over staffed with nurse's. I am not sure about Army direct accession(da) for CRNA' s but for the long term health there are at least double the number of quality applicants...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Navy
    I do not believe it will make you more competitive. As far as your MSN I am not sure if they would send you for a master degree while you are enlisted. The Navy does has a program to send Nurse Corp...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Navy
    Do not go that route. The chances of you being picked up this way are slim to none. If you do not think that you are competitive for a direct commission how would going the enlist route change...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. VA Tentative Salary vs. Final Offer
    Military time for retirement can only be used if you do not have active duty retirement. It can be sold back if you have a reserve retirement, know from personal experience.
    Oct 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    There is a program for lodging (Lodging in Kind) if you live greater than 100 miles from the reserve center but it depends on the availability of funds so it is not guaranteed. As far as per diem I...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Makes it nice, have a place to stay and a good meal.
    Oct 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Is the reserve center on the south side of Jacksonville?
    Oct 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. VA Tentative Salary vs. Final Offer
    Your offer will only change if there is new information from them. As far as military time it will only help for seniority if you were a nurse at that time, otherwise it will help with retirement if...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    After spending 7 years in the Army Reserves and 9 in the Naval Reserves they are not a bad gig. They do not have the control of your life like active duty. No DA-31's to fill out if you want to go...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. VA Nurse Salary
    The federal government retirement change around 30 years ago and is not as good as it used to be. In the old plan you did not pay into Social security or collect it. Under the new plan you collect...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. VA Nurse Salary
    One thing you need to look at is what is your long term pay look like. With the VA you will know what you will be making in 5-10 years down the road because of step increases; will you get pay...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Does my active duty time count?
    I enjoyed my time at the VA, like anywhere it has its pros and cons. Each facility is different just like any civilian facility. One big issue is the large amount of red tape. No call offs is...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Does my active duty time count?
    When I went the VA they counted my time on active while I was a RN. They did not count my enlisted time towards seniority.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Does my active duty time count?
    It properly will not count towards seniority as a RN since you were a HM on active duty. You will be able to sell back the time for retirement. It will not add to the pay scale since that is also...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. VA Home-based Primary Care
    I enjoyed my time working in HBPC; its not like Medicare home health where you only see the patient for a couple of weeks then discharge them. If I remember right I had around 20 patients and seen...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. less paper work, more care. Is that true?
    Sounds like something a recruiter would say when they had a high goal of nurse's to recruit.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. How many candidates are interviewed per position?
    Depends on the number of qualified candidates
    Sep 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. less paper work, more care. Is that true?
    As far as nursing goes it's about the same amount of charting & BS. Sometimes it can be worse because of job justification of some senior military and GS employees. There is more BS in general that...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Is the VA a good place to work?
    I enjoyed the VA I worked at it was a good facility. Like the others have stated each facility is different and depending on the leadership while you were there also makes a difference. The one...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Post-911 GI Bill
    No you will not get BAH while you are still active. It took about 2 months for me to get my certificate from the VA. I have not used my GI bill but have been told by others that it varies on how...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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