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SFC JIMENEZ

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  1. NBerry, ROTC (if you can get in) is a great option. The reason I think its great is because you have a CHOICE. When you graduate you can go either Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard. Full tuition and either a Full time or Part time committment. What city/state are you in?
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    Some questions about the Army Reserve Nursing Corps

    Yes, Im checking to see if they would accept an ADN/ASN RN who has a Bach. degree as a 70B/67A (Health Care Admin. Asst. which is an Officer). If they do then you can apply for the STRAP if it is offered to those who are not a 66 series. I am checking but I thought it might be a way for those interested to come in. Just a thought.
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    Some questions about the Army Reserve Nursing Corps

    Yes, for those interested in the IPAP here is the website: http://www.usarec.army.mil/armypa/ BUT, for most RNs - getting your NP is a better option (opinion of majority RNs I deal with) - more pros than cons. ALSO, if you happen to have another degree in ANYTHING but only have a ASN/ADN and would like to serve here is another possible way. Come in as a 70B /67A Health Care Admin Asst. and serve as a Platoon Leader/Section Leader until you finish your BSN and then apply for a RN position. It gets you in the door faster and I will check to see if while youre serving in a Health Care Admin position IF youre eligible to apply for STRAP : )
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    Some questions about the Army Reserve Nursing Corps

    ALCON, Things have changed drastically since my Feb post : ( For Active Duty they now require 2 years experience before you can apply for a position. For Reserve, they are no longer taking ADN/ASN RNs. The STRAP is still available, but ONLY for current Reserve RNs who dont have a BSN. I also wish that they would update the information on the website. I know I have sent up several requests (as have other Recruiters) but it is a slow process, why? I have no idea. From what Ive been told its a seperate department and the site is taken care of by a civilian contractor. For those out there like Josh who would like to join, you have to contact a school (cant refer you to a specific one) that has the RN to BSN bridge program. There are some RN to MSN programs as well. Schools like UOP (Phoenix) and West Coast (CA.) offer the BSN/MSN programs. There are numerous other schools but these two and others similiar to them dont require as much class time as a Cal ST or University. Good luck and hope to see some of you in boots one day : ) Josh, What part of the country are you in?
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    Prior Service Army Returning as an RN?

    Not sure about the 50. I was told there was 100. Personally, I think you have a great shot at getting in. But, thats just me : )
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    Prior Service Army Returning as an RN?

    Who is your Recruiter out there?
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    Prior Service Army Returning as an RN?

    I didnt mean to insinuate only a few slots, only that we put a few Reserve RNs on Active Duty. Last year there were 100 Active Duty Nursing slots available. I presume that it will be the same this year.
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    Prior Service Army Returning as an RN?

    ArmyRn, Each year we get new slots for Active/Reserve. This current FY we put quite a few Reserve Nurses on Active Duty. We have a few scheduled for the new FY. New RNs/Reserve RNs/PS RNs are all competing for the same slots. What OP??
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    Prior Service Army Returning as an RN?

    Nope, never been stationed in Hawaii : ( What is the name of the AMEDD Recruiter you are working with?
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    Prior Service Army Returning as an RN?

    ARmyRN, With your age and service years you are good. Are you in Hawaii?? I see that you stated 66H, are you currently in the Reserve?
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    Prior Service Army Returning as an RN?

    ArmyRN, Every Recruiter has their opinion but I dont like using the word "gamble" when talking to a potential applicant. I just put in a 49 yr old PA who had 13 yrs prior service. When putting together packets there is no seperate board/pool for PS or NPS applicants. All are boarded collectively and based on their individual merit. I think the Recruiter may have been thinking about your age when he/she said it was a gamble. What is your current position? Med Surg/ER/ICU etc... Also, how old are you?
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    Quick Tip for ANYONE considering nursing in the military

    The NJ AMEDD location is Picatinny Arsenal NJ and the office number is 973 724 7771 and the name is SFC McMillion, good luck. Just to let you know, there are new requirements for Active Duty Nurses. You have to have 2 years experience. For the Reserves they still only require 6 months. Good luck.
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    Quick Tip for ANYONE considering nursing in the military

    The name is SSG Michael Griffen and his number is 877 358 9589 Just tell him that SFC Jimenez from Calif. gave you his info.
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    Quick Tip for ANYONE considering nursing in the military

    The nearest AMEDD Nurse Recruiter to Knoxville, TN is SFC Morrison and he can be reached at 615 874 5006. I apologize to both of you for not getting back sooner. Good luck :
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    Quick Tip for ANYONE considering nursing in the military

    The nearest AMEDD Nurse Recruiter to Oklahoma City is SFC Houchens and he can be reached at 405 670 5958. The Station Commander there is SFC Phillips. Hopes this helps : )
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    Quick Tip for ANYONE considering nursing in the military

    The previous list was for the West. This is for the East.