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Air Force nurse application process

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Can anyone outline each step of the Air Force commissioning process and give approximate time for it to happen? I am sitting here realizing that my recruiter (a new officer/nurse recruiter) and I are marching down a path and I'm not sure either of us has a clear picture of how to reach our goal. I thinking of:

Data form (jobs, schools, addresses, parents and siblings infor, etc.)

Applicant questioaire (why I thinbk I'm good for the Air Force)

MEPS

Formal interview

Dream sheet

Boards????? When???? timing???? I'm in the dark here. Do Nurses have boards?

References

What am I missing? When, in the order of things, does each thing take place?

What is in the "package" and who does it go to, when?

Thanks:nurse:

Ladyvioloa,

The MEPS questionnaire is usually front loaded prior to your MEPS physical so they can see if you have any disqualifying physical conditions - then you are scheduled to attend the actual at MEPS or through a different Military medical facility.

The PREAMED work sheet is also used by the recruiter to enter some general information and build the data set that is eventually submitted as part of your security eval.

The letters of recommendation, resume/cv (not sure if AF uses this), statement of motivation, and any other paperwork is then submitted as a 'packet' to the boards. The boards are either scheduled or they are scheduled based on the demand. I know the Army and Navy typically have monthly boards - where the packets when completed are basically on stand by until the next board is convened. The feedback is generally pretty quick after the board - and then the actual commissioning date will be based on a few factors... your time line, how long it takes to process orders, etc.

I would recommend trying to sit down with the recruiter and get a checklist of what needs to be submitted with the packet - and what things are done seperately. It sounds like you are on the right track though - best of luck with your packet and please post what you find out~

v/r

Can anyone outline each step of the Air Force commissioning process and give approximate time for it to happen? I am sitting here realizing that my recruiter (a new officer/nurse recruiter) and I are marching down a path and I'm not sure either of us has a clear picture of how to reach our goal. I thinking of:

Data form (jobs, schools, addresses, parents and siblings infor, etc.)

Applicant questioaire (why I thinbk I'm good for the Air Force)

MEPS

Formal interview

Dream sheet

Boards????? When???? timing???? I'm in the dark here. Do Nurses have boards?

References

What am I missing? When, in the order of things, does each thing take place?

What is in the "package" and who does it go to, when?

Thanks:nurse:

Let's see I did two sets of paperwork and two sets of LOR because I was initially given the wrong forms.

I had to go through with AFCCVO package and I am kind of sure this only applies to NPs, PAs, MDs....

My process was to be:

Application / AFCCVO (these were done and accepted)

Physical I received a DQ so this has thrown a wrench in the system

2 interviews (NP and chief nurse) You will probably only do one with a chief nurse

Final contract package / Dream sheet

Acceptance of final contract

Commissioning

COT

Base were assigned

This is from their official check list I was given (all may not apply to you, some didn't for me)

SS card

Birth certificate

Marriage certificate

Divorce Decree

Court documents

USMLE/BOE scores

All CME / CEU certificates

MCAT, GRE or GMAT scores

Official college transcripts (from every college ever attended)

Drivers license

DD for 214 and 215

Applicant questionnaire

3-5 letter of recommendation

Prior service records

All Board certificates

All licenses & Certificates to practice

Medical documents (if requested) They were requested

ECFFMG certificate of 5th pathway

Intern/Residency/Fellowship Certificates

From my readings on this site and others and from my own experience: The process can take several months or more. Be patient, persistent and stay on the ball.

Best wishes!

PS: Keep copies of everything!

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