Air Force Nursing 2013 - page 20

Hi everyone, I just recently started the process to apply to be an Air Force nurse. I'm trying to complete my packet for the January 2013 (Feb 19-Board, Mar 08-Decision). Anyone... Read More

  1. by   ndsrn

    When do you go to COT?
  2. by   ffemt
    Zacheus81, I don't think this is the list. It says that they should expect to go to basic training. As commissioned officers we don't have to go to Basics just COT. I will find out today when my recruiter calls.
  3. by   brownjkAF
    Quote from ndsrn

    When do you go to COT?
    I will not be attending COT prior to entry. Once I get to my unit I will see I can get a slot, but because I am already commissioned through the Army and attended their equivalent course, COT was not required. Still think it would beneficial to attend. Congrats again and best of luck in your new career.
  4. by   carlily0513
    Hey ffemt,

    I too am a CTICU nurse, but with only a little over a year experience. Pretty much same credentials and a 3.5 Overall gpa. Not sure how long the alternate list waits but hoping not that long ugh haha good luck to you and congrats :-) maybe I'll see ya around!

  5. by   double_minority
    Quote from ndsrn

    I have been in high acuity cvicu for 2.5 years I was an adn and had a bridge course to BSN that I just finished. I have a 3.96 GPA. No ccrn yet but I do have open heart/ ecmo experience, CRRT, IABP, FCCS, and I completed the ECCO course for ICU nurses. I don't think they look at your experience before and after your BSN as much as your overall experience. I played college football at the U of A and a local JC here in Tucson. I'm a husband and father of 2. I had no waivers going in to the selection board as well. I hope that helps.
    Yes yes yes it does! Truly appreciated.

    It's good to know to what a future officer of the Air Force profile looked like before he got commissioned! :-)
  6. by   Bayern78
    I got a call from my recruiter this morning at 8am. He told me I got selected as first alternate and will start Oct/Nov. I am excited about this. Starting May would have made me rush in selling my house, so this gives me extra time. I would not have cared what alternate number really. I just wanted to make it and I know joining the air force as a nurse is a step forward, and no alternate number would have ruined that.
  7. by   JillyRN
    That's great Bayern78! I agree, an alternate still means you'll get there soon. Are you going into a specialty or M/S?
  8. by   kdazzle

    just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I was a non select. my recruiter didnt have a reason why. just sucks that this is my second rejection. maybe this just isnt meant in the cards for me and my family. I truly believe that every thing happens for a reason. it's a bummer yes, but i'm not going to dwell on it though. good luck to everyone else waiting.
  9. by   JillyRN
    I'm so sorry to hear that kdazzle. This just mean's there are other opportunities out there waiting for you. I'm still very confused now because I was supposed to meet with the recruiter in about an hour, but he just texted me to say that all Clinical nurse boards were cancelled through the end of this fiscal year? The next one would be in October. I'm wondering if this means I was a non-select as well?
  10. by   carlily0513
    Hey Kdazzle, I am sorry to hear that, chin up though, you're right everything does happen for a reason! This may not be your time but I bet something awesome is in the cards :-)

    JillyRN, That just seems so weird?!? Doesn't make any sense...Are you still going to meet with him?

    Bayern78, Congrats!! and you're right any alternate # is step closer :-)
  11. by   JillyRN
    Okay, I just confirmed it. He said an email was sent out this morning that they didn't give much notice but were not making up the clinical nurse board and there would be no more for this FY. I'm able to reapply in October if I wish to, but would have to have new LORs completed. What a rollercoaster this whole process has been. It's upsetting, but I'm looking forward to pursuing some other opportunities. Thanks for all the information every has posted and for the encouragement. Congrats to all the specialty selects!! You guys are will make the country proud
  12. by   Bayern78
    Sorry to hear about that. Have you ever thought about trying the other branches?
  13. by   freedlyf
    Reapply!!! I have read over several threads to try get a feel for what could happen.

    One gentleman, an ICU Nurse from Chicago, posted this Feb 2012: "I don't know the specifics of the openings for these boards, since they change each time. However, I was overlooked 6 times and picked up on board #7."