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Forward motion ...

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by Pixie.RN Pixie.RN, MSN, RN (Moderator) Educator Expert Nurse

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Just got off the phone with my fabulous recruiter, who called to tell me that part of my packet has gone forward to determine my rank, which will probably take a couple of weeks. We've also scheduled my physical at Walter Reed for June 9. Hello, tape measure! LOL. We discussed having all my paperwork in and packet ready by August to go forward in October. I know it'll be here before I know it!

She also said the selection process is much more competitive than in the past, but I am a strong candidate with my letters of recommendation, experience, and GPA. And I'm motivated -- I really want to do this! *fingers crossed*

BrownBoiRN, BSN, MSN, DNP, APN

Specializes in Primary Care, FNP, AGACNP, Palliative Care. Has 13 years experience.

Awesome:yeah: Good Luck and I know you will be joining the rest of us real soon!!!

I am right behind you, so all your info and experience is highly appreciated. I liked your posts about Chamberlain, so I have been talking to them about the Rn- Bsn program. When I pass my Cpne in June, I will register with Chamberlain. Please continue to post after you start to serve, because I am so interested in the Armed Forces. I meet with the Army recruiter first then the Air Force next. Your posts are highly valued.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Thanks, both of you. :) Erika, I'll still be here! Me = allnurses addict!

midinphx

Specializes in ED. iCU, now add on PICU. Has 19 years experience.

Hooray!!! Lunah, you know how long this takes. I love your attitude. I got annoyed at a couple people on another thread who kept whining about how long it is and that they just don't trust the military. I went as nice as I could on them and said they may need to reevaluate their priorities. In my opinion, we have the honor to serve and it is frustrating but worth the wait. (I have like 40 some odd days left before I leave). I'm so excited for you too!!

Congratulations Lunah!!!! how cool that you are going to Walter Reed for your physical!! That should be awesome!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Yeah, my recruiter was telling me today that I should be prepared to wait about a year from now before BOLC (or OBLC, or whatever acronym will be in fashion in March 2011 ;)), even though my packet would go to the board in October. I told her that was fine, I was already counting on that. She sounded relieved that I wasn't complaining about the timeframe. I know it's worth the wait!

Thanks, people! You rock. :)

carolinapooh, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

Lunah, this is such great news - I know how exciting every little tidbit is!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Yep. Everything little thing is something! :) I need time to sell our house anyway, ha ha. It's such a great house ... too bad our area is full of foreclosures. Bleh.

midinphx

Specializes in ED. iCU, now add on PICU. Has 19 years experience.

I know the house issue! My area market is trash with the foreclosures. I'm not too bad off, but I need a couple years to recover. I'm renting out my house.

carolinapooh, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

Yep. Everything little thing is something! :) I need time to sell our house anyway, ha ha. It's such a great house ... too bad our area is full of foreclosures. Bleh.

I miss my house in Durham. I have these HUGE hydrangeas by my front porch - I MISS THEM...I miss my hardwood floors and my back deck and the trees along the river at the edge of my property...

Oh, man, did I mention how much I hate white wine on a night off? :) LOL....

New1LT

Specializes in Emergency Room/1LT Army 66HM5.

Awesome:yeah: Good Luck and I know you will be joining the rest of us real soon!!!

I'm just curious at what you mean by joining the rest of us real soon? Are you talking about the Army and if so I would love to pick your brain. If not, I'm sorry for butting in!! I'm just excited about getting back in and a little obsessed about talking to people who are going through the same thing. So I apologize!!!

Kathyporter

Specializes in L+D, ambulatory surgery, Womens Health.

New First Lt. I totally understand. I'm going back in as a first Lt also, and I'm dying to know everything to expect. It's very different from my enlistment eons ago in the USMC. Now its army, its officer, and it's reserve. Takes longer but its very exciting. Good luck to you

midinphx

Specializes in ED. iCU, now add on PICU. Has 19 years experience.

new1lt.

This happens to be a mixed thread! lol. Both Air Force and Army. Some active, some desperately trying to get in. All are welcome and you are in the right place!

carolinapooh, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

New1Lt - we're here to be encroached on! That's the beauty of this forum! Welcome BACK to the military - I know exactly how you feel!

midinphx

Specializes in ED. iCU, now add on PICU. Has 19 years experience.

I just need to post that I Am Getting Commissioned Today!!!!! Forward motion sounds like a great place to put it!

I'm so excited I'm bouncing. I'm throwing things out of the closet trying figure out what to wear and trying to figure out how to do my hair, etc! Silly. I know. But It's like I'm making the biggest change in my life and it shouldbe commemorated. (now this nigthshifter needs to grab a nap before I drop!)

Scooty Puff Jr

Specializes in ER, NICU.

I just need to post that I Am Getting Commissioned Today!!!!! Forward motion sounds like a great place to put it!

I'm so excited I'm bouncing. I'm throwing things out of the closet trying figure out what to wear and trying to figure out how to do my hair, etc! Silly. I know. But It's like I'm making the biggest change in my life and it shouldbe commemorated. (now this nigthshifter needs to grab a nap before I drop!)

:yeah:Congrats!!

BrownBoiRN, BSN, MSN, DNP, APN

Specializes in Primary Care, FNP, AGACNP, Palliative Care. Has 13 years experience.

Congrats!!!! :yeah: Awesome!! I won't be commissioning until just before BOLC in July. Please update us on the process. Are you Army reserve or active duty?