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Active Reserve (AGR) nurse billets?

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LZRN has 3 years experience and specializes in ER.

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Does anyone know how common AGR billits or assignments are for nurses? Also, as a nurse with an ADN in the Army Reserve, can you be called or elect to serve on active duty. Thanks.

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Predaking has 4 years experience.

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I didn't know the U.S. Army had AGR for healthcare workers.

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Gennaver has 13 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

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Does anyone know how common AGR billits or assignments are for nurses? Also, as a nurse with an ADN in the Army Reserve, can you be called or elect to serve on active duty. Thanks.

Hi,

edit to ask: What is an "AGR Billit?"

I know of several Army Reserve Nurses.

They deploy and if I am not mistaken get special pay while deployed but, are still consider Reserve, (even if having served a 15 month tour several times).

Is this what you are asking?

Gen

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Jarnaes has 14 years experience and specializes in US Army.

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There is a few slots, mainly for MSC officers, not any nursing slots that I know of... If so, I'd be going for it right now!

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LZRN has 3 years experience and specializes in ER.

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Thanks for all the replies! I'm just gathering info at this point and have a appointment with the ANC recruiter tomorrow. AGR (Active Guard Reserve), I'm not sure if the have these billets for nurses either, but I would be interested in one since the majority of the remainder of my BSN is online.

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Gennaver has 13 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

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Thanks for all the replies! I'm just gathering info at this point and have a appointment with the ANC recruiter tomorrow. AGR (Active Guard Reserve), I'm not sure if the have these billets for nurses either, but I would be interested in one since the majority of the remainder of my BSN is online.

Hi,

You mean "Bridge to BSN" program right? Since you are already an RN.

Gen

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LZRN has 3 years experience and specializes in ER.

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Gen,

It's not really a bridge progran, It's a accelerated BSN program. In this program you are allowed to sit for the board once you complete the minimum classes/requirements required by the BON. My school also has ADN,LVN-ADN,ADN-BSN,30 unit option etc..

Hi,

You mean "Bridge to BSN" program right? Since you are already an RN.

Gen

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Gennaver has 13 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

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Gen,

It's not really a bridge progran, It's a accelerated BSN program. In this program you are allowed to sit for the board once you complete the minimum classes/requirements required by the BON. My school also has ADN,LVN-ADN,ADN-BSN,30 unit option etc..

Hello,

I think those are more commonly referred to, (or more accurately depicted) as "post bacc" BSN program.

edit: Wait, I do not understand...you do not have an undergraduate degree already yet your university calls this an accelerated BSN? It is pre-NCLEX right? I do not catch how you can sit for your boards prior to completing the program.

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From Gen-in the last week of my own post bacc MS in nursing program

[accelerated is a total, misnomer and does not accurately reflect to hard work that is involved.]

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LZRN has 3 years experience and specializes in ER.

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Every state has has minimum educational requirements or certin classes required to sit for the board, some schools, and in this case mine offer those classes first. Example : in my school ADN and BSN studens start out together in the same class, everyone gets to the "ADN graduation point" at the same time, the ADN' graduate, and the BSN keep going. I just so happens that my school will release transcripts early for the BSN'ers sp the can prove they have the monimum classes required to sit for the board.

As far as accelerated goes, I already had a BS degree and it's still taking me around 3 years to complete my BSN:(

Hello,

I think those are more commonly referred to, (or more accurately depicted) as "post bacc" BSN program.

edit: Wait, I do not understand...you do not have an undergraduate degree already yet your university calls this an accelerated BSN? It is pre-NCLEX right? I do not catch how you can sit for your boards prior to completing the program.

end edit back to original.

From Gen-in the last week of my own post bacc MS in nursing program

[accelerated is a total, misnomer and does not accurately reflect to hard work that is involved.]

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