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  1. Back to the drawing board (Army nursing options)

    Do you know if the three years spent in school count toward time in grade/ time in service? I am pushing that cut off age limit and the additional three years of school might be a catch if they do not count toward time in service for retirement (I un...
  2. Back to the drawing board (Army nursing options)

    Thanks for all the input. I have been through the hoops of submitting my commissioning packet once already, so I understand the frustration and waiting involved there. I plan to work a year on my my unit before I submit my packet anyway, because this...
  3. Hello again to all the long-standing and new members. It has been quite a while since I last posted. For those of you who may remember, I applied to the ANCP last year for my senior year of nursing school, however, after going through the whole proce...
  4. Psych NP in the Military

    I find that it is the general consensus of the civilian sector that the military is still desperate for nurses and are taking all comers...those of us in the process (or holding pattern) know this to be untrue.
  5. Career help in the Army Reserves?

    I think we all know that Reserves get plenty of deployment time (even though most people in the civilian sector still have the understanding that it is just "part time", especially if you are talking to a recruiter ) I think what the previous poster...
  6. BSN to DNP with no nursing experience

    I think that any experience is an asset, however the role and scope of practice of a BSN as compared to a Nurse Practitioner is vastly different... and the BSN can never get that experience. I agree with the earlier poster who stated that the New ...
  7. Army Reserves and OBLC 2011/ STRAP program Q's

    I have a year left in my BSN, So I am still determining the path I wish to pursue. Best of luck to you... it is a long process. LA40
  8. ASVAB for (Nursing) Officers

    The Army does require it for those who apply for the Nurse Candidate Program, as mentioned previously.
  9. Army Reserves and OBLC 2011/ STRAP program Q's

    As far as the STRAP program goes, you will need to talk to your recruiter for the most up-to-date information. They continuously change the qualifying education specialties to reflect the needs of the Army. I spoke with my recruiter about DNP options...
  10. March BOLC

    envious! best of luck to you all :beer: LA40
  11. sign now in Air Force as BSN or wait until DNP

    Does anyone know if DNP qualifies for the HPSP program? That would be ideal... you could get commissioned at graduation from BSN program and continue school on the Air Force's tab.
  12. Noticing shifts of interest

    I graduate in May, 2012. So I am hoping for some improvement in the economy by then. it looks like the current trend is for the Army to take nurses that have at least six months experience, so I am hoping the hospital I work for now has a slot for me...
  13. Noticing shifts of interest

    lol...I hear what you're saying...prior service has shown me that much. It's not so much the waiting that bothers me..been waiting for three years now, since I decided I wanted to go back in the Army (and had a means to do so). I think it is just the...
  14. Noticing shifts of interest

    I guess I am just a bit paranoid now, having had my plans shot down at the last minute (or at least changed for me), and then seeing how very competitive the last selection boards were... now faced with the uncertainty of graduating without any kind ...
  15. Noticing shifts of interest

    Hi all, some of you may remember me as I have frequented this board off and on for several years. Having been gone for a while after finding out I was too old for the Army Nurse Candidate Program I was applying for, I have returned. I can't help but ...