Hi there, I graduated from University of Portland with RN BSN in May 2010. I just completed one year of psych nursing at a 78 bed hospital. I'm very excited to move on. I commissioned before Christmas as an Ensing (O-1). They moved my rank date back 7 months which was awesome (extra points for past employment). I'm headed to ODS in February and then will be stationed at Portsmouth Medical Center. I have a 3 year active duty contract. I took a sign on bonus, no loan repayment (I'm set). I'm taking any info on this process, ODS recommendations, Navy life, info on Portsmouth Med Cen or the area and where to live, etc.? I'm a good student, a good athlete, a good nurse, and ball buster. I'm confident, flexible and looking forward to a new experience with the navy-no expectations. As a nurse, long term I hope to do life flight. My goal will be to head towards critical care. If I can do that in that in the Navy, great if not I'll get to it. Cheers to new times.