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RNburnout

Pediatrics, home health, travel nurse
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  1. RNburnout

    Anyone attending Kaplan or Walden University?

    SweettartRN can you PM me with more information about Kaplan. I tried contacted you but it's states your PMs are full
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    March BOLC

    Don't worry I won't be passing mine either. I'm enroute from Indianapolis currently. The fear and excitement is starting hit me! Safe travels everyone
  3. RNburnout

    March BOLC

    So we have to report on the 23-march but what time? I'm confused?!?!
  4. RNburnout

    March BOLC

    Got my orders last night in the mail. Felt relieved to know I have them but reality is starting to sink in. Report date in 15 days...yikes!
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    March BOLC

    So yesterday i received an email from an AMEDD recruiter in my area that my actually recruiter has been using as a liason because i am currently on a travel assignment. The email had a file attached to it from the HRC entitled assignment instructions I'm guessing they're orders but it's a pretty PDF-type file i was really expecting something that resembled an old school typed out letter for orders...or i have been watching too much Apocalypse Now ;-) The file was dated 02/25/2011 so someone has has been hanging on to it for a week. The actually email said "call me tomorrow"...i love a man of many words! So i guess i will give a call today and have him help me decipher the alphabet/number soup that may or may not be my orders.
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    The start of a new journey

    a) yes your enlisted time gets counted towards retirement and if greater than 4yrs it will put you at an O-1e when you commission...puts a lil extra jingle in your pockets than just straight O-1 b) There is a website that states everything you would need to purchase for BOLC http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/obc/ uniform requirment is located in the BOLC information packet link. this will be an out of pocket expense and you will drop like $1000-1500 and the army will pacify you by reimbursing a one time $600 payment...but something is better than nothing. c)nursing school tips...study, dont fall behind, read, when you want to quit or throw spit balls at your instructors back remember the bigger picture...it's just 4 semesters of upper division you can do it. d) not sure about rotc you may be a touch to old...i believe the cut off is 26 but may want to find an amedd recruiter and ask
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    March BOLC

    Is anyone else getting frustrated by the lack of orders 3wks out?
  8. BTW....it say 2010 but it was posted like Dec2010/Jan2011 i believe
  9. I found this on the Army HRC website: NEW: SORT Team Opportunity: Please contact MAJ Richardson for application process. Located at Fort Bragg Applications must be received NLT 15 JAN 2010 COB Must have Chief Nurse endorsement Must be physically eligible and willing to attend ABN School, SERE Training, and multiple deployments This will be filled through a board selection process *It is available for RNs with the a M5 or 8A skill identifier. Not so such what exactly SORT team entails but you must be eligible and willing to attend SERE. Not so sure about SERE training and acceptable starvation for 3wks...emaciated just isnt a good look. But i would love to go airborne.
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    March BOLC

    I will jump on that offer too. My motivation is low when I'm flying solo.
  11. RNburnout

    March BOLC

    AshleyOT...thanks i will try that. Lunah...im envious! I will turn 27 while there which will put me in a different bracket...you think they will round up my age;-)
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    March BOLC

    Does anyone even have orders yet?....im still waiting. And i have been bugging the snot out of my recruiter so i think he is ignoring me. PT question random thought...so i tested myself and i pass all areas except for the situps. I need to do minimum of like 50 and at 25 my hip flexors feel like theyre tearing. How are you guys preparing for situps?
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    Who has done the military route?!

    Don't totally write off nursing. You may have to move somewhere else that has a lower surplus of new grad nurses. Be very persistent. You may need to revise your resume. You may even have to take jobs that dont appeal to you like long term care, night shift, PRN or part time stuff. But it is easier to find a job when you have a job and can list experiences that you have. And if you truely want to be a military nurse be persistent, dont do it soley for the purpose of wanting to obtain a nursing job. I havent actually worked as an Army nurse but i can know that once i start that this commitment will be for greater than my current 36hr a week job. Best wishes!!!
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    March BOLC

    lunah...did that include your blues too?
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    March BOLC

    sooo....my blankie and teddy bear are cool though right? So anyone else out there who wears contact lenses and how are they going to deal with field training? I hear we cant wear them to the field. I am a constant contact wearer and dont know how i am going to handle bright sunlight my pop bottle glasses and no sunglasses. Change subject...i go to get my uniforms next week with a group of folks. What is the running total that you guys are paying out?
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