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w2cross2blue

ER, ICU, Med/Surg
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w2cross2blue has 13 years experience and specializes in ER, ICU, Med/Surg.

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    AUGUST 2011 COT

    We now have a facebook group page for August COT. It is USAF COT 11-06. Feel free to join in on the fun as we all get ready to go!
  2. w2cross2blue

    AUGUST 2011 COT

    Thanks tee byrd for starting this thread! I am commissioning this Friday! I am super pumped and excited! My recruiter sent me a package for my commissioning and it included the bonus paperwork. I am still working on my push ups, sit ups, and running. I am hoping to be ready by August! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone :)
  3. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Congrats to you ICUchristi! I am scheduled to commission this coming Friday. August is definitely fast approaching!
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    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!
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    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Ha Sharky! I think you know who you are!
  6. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Thanks peterrn and christi! That is helpful. My recruiter and nearest AFB is 4.5 hours away. I am trying to keep my trips to a minimum if possible!
  7. 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?
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    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!
  9. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Great news rnpic! I'm crossing my fingers for you!
  10. 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!
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    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.
  12. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    My specialty is emergency department. I am dreaming (dream sheeting) of #1 Travis-California, #2 Eglin-Florida, #3 Langley-Virginia, #4 Andrews-Maryland.
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    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    I can't leave until July due to my current job but it would be wonderful to have a COT date and know where my family and I will be heading!
  14. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Thanks tee byrd! I heard from my recruiter today that I moved up to #1 alternate spot for emergency department! Yippee! He told me there is a scheduled board this March but it is just to fill any unfilled spots. He said most of those were nurse practitioner positions. He also told me again that I would not have to "compete" again at another board but was already considered "selected" as an alternate. I don't know if he is just that confident that all the alternates will get picked up before the end of this fiscal year or what. I am glad to hear you are hearing the same thing from your recruiter.
  15. w2cross2blue

    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Thanks for sharing Calvin! I was unaware that Colorado Springs had an ICU. I hope you get one of your top choices! Do you mind sharing what your other degree is? I know those of us that were non selects and alternates would love to know what it took to get a spot at this last board!
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    November 2010 Air Force Board Selections

    Congrats Calvin and welcome to the forum! What specialty are you? What were your dream sheet choices? Hopefully you will hear something soon.