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  1. w2cross2blue

    VAMC shift lengths

    I work in the emergency department and we do a combination of 8's, 10's, and 12's. One difference is that "three twelves (36 hours) does not equal full time. If you work twelves, you have to do an additional 8 hour shift every other week. Also your shift includes a 30 minute lunch. Instead of 8 to 8 you work 0730 to 8 pm. We do have a few part time people that only work Sat/Sun two 12's. Hope this helps!
  2. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Congrats to you peterrn! That had to be a proud moment! I did fingerprints while at Meps last summer. Did you all have to do a second set? I have not heard a date for when I commission. I am hoping to buy my uniforms at that time. Anyone know if I can do that with just my commissioning paperwork?
  3. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    ..Christi and Babieblue, I will be at COT with you in August! I am jealous that you got Travis. My daughter and I were hoping to become California girls :) I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!
  4. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Great news rnpic! I'm crossing my fingers for you!
  5. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    I felt like I was assigned Keesler because it was the closest base with an ER to me. I thought maybe it was the Air Force being cost conscious in regards to the cost of PCS ing my family. Maybe that is giving them too much credit!
  6. w2cross2blue

    Path to Becoming an Air Force Nurse

    My recuiter had told me that at one time you could not reapply if you were not selected. However, he has since told me that it is difficult to be selected after you have been a "non-select", but not impossible. Also the Air Force is turning down much more qualified nurses than ever before due to the high competitiveness for very few positions. Therefore where a nurse was a non-select in the past due to an obvious mis match with military selection, now they are being turned down due to GPA, lack of experience, lack of volunteerism, etc. Again, this was just my experience with my recruiter, others may have a different experience.
  7. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    I am emergency department specialty. I was hoping for Travis, Eglin, Langley, or Andrews, however, Keesler does have its perks. We will not be as far from family and friends, all the base housing is brand new thanks to Hurricane Katrina, and you have Gulf Shores and Destin to the east and New Orleans to the west!
  8. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Found out yesterday that I will be going to Keesler. I'm very happy to finally have a COT date but a little disappointed with the assignment. Keesler was not one of my five choices. My recruiter pretty much said that if I didn't accept the assignment I would be back to the waiting and potentially could lose the sign on bonus. I am glad to see others of you are also going to Keesler. At least I will know someone there! Congrats to everyone as we cross into the blue!
  9. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Finally got the call today! I'll be there in August with you, tee byrd!
  10. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    He had no time frame to tell me. Just encouraged me to continue to be patient and stay motivated.
  11. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Talked to my recruiter today and he said they had not released to him any new information about requirements for FY2012. As always, he told me "when I hear something you will be the first to know". I think he will probably be happy to wash his hands of me when I finally get to go! So now for more waiting, then waiting, and then waiting a little more...ugg.
  12. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Congrats to you peterrn and welcome to the forum! Keep us posted on your time line of events. I am curious how long it takes to get the official letter of acceptance, commission, get orders, etc.. It had better be quick! I noticed the date on the Maxwell OTS site said COT starts May 31st. Maybe you have one more week to work with!
  13. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    I can't leave the VA where I am working until the end of June:( I am wondering if their will be slots in the July class. I have read through the forums and it looks like this is the "summer surge" class when all the med students have to go due to their school schedules. For my kids and husband, I think the August or October class would work the best for us. However, it given the chance I think I would go in July just to get started on the journey! My application says I can't leave until July so I don't think I will even get offered the May class. It is such a relief to see something finally happening after all the months of nothingness!
  14. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    hubrn, Thank you so much for the updates. My recruiter being out until Monday is killing me! I am so relieved that the numbers for next year are finally being released. Did your recruiter tell you any other specialty numbers. I know I am ER but I am sure the OB, ICU, and Med/Surg folks on here would love to know their numbers! Thanks again for the update!
  15. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    I was afraid the bonuses might go away for 2012. It would seem like they would not be offering sign on bonuses if they are turning nurses away. In any case, I doubt the amount would be increased. I think it has been the same amount for the past couple of years.
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