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Buckeye RN/EMT-P

Buckeye RN/EMT-P

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Buckeye RN/EMT-P has 16 years experience and specializes in ER / Med-Surg.

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  1. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Reserve Deployment and Childcare

    hopeful & cali: thanks for your responses - even more options for my wife and i to look into. the more options, the better off we are! thanks again!
  2. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Reserve Deployment and Childcare

    thanks, mickey...appreciate your response! unfortunately eight hour shifts are not an option for her; that would work out much better! my son's school has a program for early drop off (0600) and late pick-up (up to 1800) but that still leaves a gap, and you must use the program all year. looking into any and all options, as i really want to join the reserves. have to check into the daycares. thanks, again.
  3. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Reserve Deployment and Childcare

    hi all: just wanted to see what reservists were doing with childcare during deployments when both spouses work. any special arrangements or situations that have worked for you? my wife works 2 days/wk at the hospital for 12 hr shifts, 0700-1930. my son will be starting first grade next year, so i need to develop a plan before signing up to ensure he gets to school and has childcare after school until she gets home at 2000. our parents are nearing 70's and live about 3 hours away, so not real convenient, nor do i expect them to change their retirement plans for me! i was just curious to see what others were doing in similar situations. so far, i know she can take 3 mo of fmla time for a deployed spouse, which i think uses her personal leave time and only pays at around 70%. i do not expect her to give up her job, which she loves, just so i can join the reserves. it definitely makes the decision more difficult for me as i struggle with the added burden i will place on my family. as always, your input it greatly appreciated!
  4. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Deployment question

    very informative, athena. thanks for all you do - in iraq and on here! stay safe!
  5. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Resume suggestions

    thanks, all!
  6. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Resume suggestions

    i spoke with a healthcare recruiter today, and he requested that i e-mail him a copy of my resume. any suggestions as to what should be included for a resume for a reserve rn position? should i just use my most recent rn resume, or are there specific things that a recruiter would like to see? he had mentioned forwarding my resume on to a major with whom i would be meeting for a preliminary interview, to see if i am a good fit for the unit and they for me. with that in mind, i want to be sure that i put my very best foot forward. any and all suggestions are welcome. thanks for your time!
  7. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Sign-on bonuses

    thanks for link for the army side of things. you shall now be named helpful_army_np! :) any air force or navy reserve rn sign-on info out there?
  8. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Sign-on bonuses

    where can one find the most recent information with respect to current sign-on bonuses for the reserve nurse components of each branch? i've had no luck with google or bing. i am finally starting to get things together and want to be as educated as possible before meeting with a healthcare recruiter. thanks to all who have been so forthcoming with previous experiences - good and bad, tips, suggestions, and just about any information regarding your individual branches. it is most appreciated and extremely helpful to those of us who are not in the know. i have spent hours reading many posts on here, full of worthwhile information. [color=#a0522d]thanks in advance for any info you may have, and more importantly, thanks for your service to our great country.
  9. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    New officer initial training length?

    wtb: is there also a 2 week version of cot and if so, how do they determine if you go to the longer or shorter one. i thought i had seen something about a 2 week cot on here once before. thanks.
  10. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Army Reserve Nursing

    parfum: check out my previous thread : https://allnurses.com/government-military-nursing/reserves-vs-national-416561.html . i received some great feedback - hope you find it useful.
  11. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Reserves vs National Guard

    maria: thanks for your post...saves me alot of time. your $.02 is worth every penny!
  12. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Reserves vs National Guard

    dnm: thanks for the detailed response - really cleared up my questions. i have to agree, sounds like reserves is the best option from what you have described. really appreciate the offer for help in the future. good luck to you and stay safe.
  13. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Reserves vs National Guard

    athena: not sure what kind of postions are available...was hoping to find out myself! just spoke today with an emt attached to a guard unit here in ohio who suggesting looking into the guard b/c they have rn positions. she thought there were more/better benefits in the guard - but didn't have any specifics. i was hoping someone on here would know. just me being thorough and collecting as much info as possible, i guess.
  14. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Reserves vs National Guard

    would appreciate someone explaining the advantages / disadvantages of serving in one capacity vs the other as a nurse. are you assigned different details / deployments? i'm aware that guard can be called up for civil and state issues. otherwise, just curious as to why some choose guard vs reserves. if you have personally selected one over the other - what made you do so? how about army vs air nation guard. haven't seen many posts on guard nursing. thanks.
  15. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Info on USAR 66HM5

    thanks for the great information. i just returned back to working contingent as an er rn after a 5 year hiatus (watched my first born grow up a little). i am seriously looking at all of my options to serve in the reserves. i work full time as ff / emt-p, so the 1500-1700 hours in the er might be out of reach, but i'd definitely be interested in the 5m course after oblc if that was an option. i am also considering the af reserves, looking at possible flight rn position. leaving all options on the table. enough rambling! thanks again. anyone else with additional information or info on af reserve flight nursing, i'd appreciate hearing from ya!
  16. Buckeye RN/EMT-P

    Info on USAR 66HM5

    greetings all: just looking for any info anyone might have on what could be expected with a mos of 66hm5 (er) for a reserve rn. what would monthly and 2 week drill consist of? if/when called up for duty, where would one expect to serve - forward area vs base vs hospital? if you currently serve in the reserves with this mos, what are your thoughts, likes, dislikes? how many hours are required to hold this specialty as a reservist - i once heard 1500hrs/year? any other interesting info would be much appreciated. thanks, and wishing all a great 4th of july weekend!