New NP in the military - page 6
Hi all, I am about to graduate as a new FNP and will enter active duty service in the Air Force. I have to first attend officer training and then I'm off to my first base assignment at the end of... Read More
May 25, '10Occupation: Candidate for ABSN '12/MSN '14 Specialty: Pediatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 71; Likes: 15Starla:
I am trying to apply to the HPSP as a non-nursing BS and my recruiter is a bit confused on how the application process would work for me since I don't already have a BSN. He is also unsure if I would even qualify for the program.
Can you please provide me with your recruiters information so that he can help walk my recruiter through the process?
May 25, '10Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 3,639; Likes: 2,375T - your recruiter should call the Air Force Personnel Center and/or the Air Force Institute of Technology (I believe I'm right when I say they're the ones in charge of all the-related stuff) up at Wright-Patterson for guidance. The recruiter should know who to contact for that information as I doubt another overswamped recruiter will have that kind of time.
Mar 2, '11Joined: Mar '10; Posts: 103; Likes: 4Hi all, I wanted to update as I promised. The AF has been good to me. I've had a very reduced schedule, a physician preceptor, and am slowly building to 90pts/week but I still work 45-50 hours a week. But the job is never done. You always have patients asking questions and labs to review. I definately can't complain about the training but the learning curve from RN to NP is steep and there is always something to learn. It's amazing the problems that people can have. COT was OK. I could have done without it but I guess it's an orientation to the military. I like a little more sleep than they give. So that's my 2 cents for now. Good luck to those who venture to be a FNP in the AF.