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teddy4987

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teddy4987 has 5 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

Active Duty Army Nurse

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    Tapping into Army Tuition Reimbursement: Cha-Ching!

    I'm thinking about it! I remember when I was posting questions about BOLC! I'm an 8A now and am totally loving it (except they just put out that we can't sign for the ISP until a year after the course as 8As, because they're not counting our hours in the course towards the CCRN. A year is flying by quick though!). I'm thinking CRNA, but not for a few years. We shall see!
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    Tapping into Army Tuition Reimbursement: Cha-Ching!

    I have a question: I know as officers we have a 2-year ADSO for using tuition assistance. However, I cannot find it written anywhere if the ADSO is concurrent or consecutive! Do you have any idea? Also, will the Tuition Assistance ADSO delay entry into LTHET? I just wanted to use TA to take a couple of pre-req classes. Of course I only think of these questions on a Saturday night when everything is closed!
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    Traveling to BOLC questions

    Hello! I'm going to BOLC in a couple of weeks, and all of the information about who pays what and when is so confusing! I've talked to the transportation and I have paperwork from them where I estimated I will have about 500lbs of stuff that I'm bringing (just a car full). She said to write down everything I spend on packing and stuff, but I don't really need anything to pack because I already have boxes from college. The only thing I can think to write on these papers are the total that I spend on gas. This amount generated a couple of hundred dollars, but I feel like I'm going to spend much more than that along the way. Then there is also the 90 day temporary storage. She says that doesn't go through them, just pick a storage when I get down to San Antonio and give to transportation down there (I think). And then there is the questions of hotels. Who do I give the receipts to for that? People are always mentioning how when they do PPM or DITY moves that they end up making a few extra bucks, but I feel like that's not going to be the case with me. Is there anything else I'm supposed to be considering that I didn't list here? Sorry for being so ridiculous haha. Thanks!
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    New Army Nurse!

    I know thattt, I just meant that nurses are awesome no matter what degree they hold, and are not "just" anything ...if that makes sense
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    New Army Nurse!

    I do have my bachelors, although I don't think anyone is ever "just" an RN
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    New Army Nurse!

    I GOT MY ORDERS :)
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    Where to go after BOLC?

    Actually, one of the reasons (though a minor reason) I chose NC is because I am from MA, and I have a lot more winter clothes than summer clothes! Haha, it's silly but true. I'm going to assume that I got these three choices because these are the only places taking new graduates at this time. When I was supposed to go back in Oct, They only gave me the choice between Ft Bliss and Ft Hood. I got my RFO....still waiting on my actual orders. I'll be driving down in less than 4 weeks!
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    Where to go after BOLC?

    Thanks Lunah! I'm going to go with Ft. Bragg. I have a friend who's been stationed at both, and that's the one he would choose and thinks I would like it better. I should be getting my orders tomorrow!!
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    Where to go after BOLC?

    I'm torn between Ft. Hood and Ft. Bragg. I'm 22, single, and no friends/family in either place. I feel like Ft. Hood has a lot more variety as a hospital because it's bigger, but Ft Bragg is only a 3 hr flight from my family and they have a lower cost of living (I think). The branch manager is cutting my orders tomorrow so I need to decide!
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    Where to go after BOLC?

    Hello! I just received an email from my branch manager with the following choices: Ft Bliss Ft Hood Ft Bragg Where does everyone recommend?
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    New Army Nurse!

    It's for direct commissions (like me) who don't have prior military experience or take ROTC. From what I understand, it's just to teach you basic military...things for lack of a better word.
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    New Army Nurse!

    Lunah - I can now run 2 miles! The only problem is it takes me between 21 and 23 minutes :uhoh21: But I do run almost everyday and given that 2 months ago I couldn't even run a half a mile (and I had to stop running for 4 weeks because of bronchitis), I'd say I should be able to pass the running before BOLC is over. Sparticus - I will actually be there for 3 Jan because I am attending the pre-BOLC course...which I didn't know existed until about 2 weeks ago haha Unless they change their mind and send me to a different BOLC date!
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    New Army Nurse!

    I am DYING to receive my orders! The branch manager said I should hear by...last week. I would love to get stationed at Ft. Sam! I will def see you there!
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    Army Direct Commission FY12

    Congrats!!
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    New Army Nurse!

    wolexity21 - I'm expecting to go to BOLC in January as well! I haven't gotten my orders yet, but that is the anticipated date. I'm going through the new grad program still, even though by the time I go I'm going to have 6 months of experience (that's okay though, I still feel like I don't know anything!) Lunah - I was doing so well with my PT until recently! I could run 1.5 mi without stopping (granted it would take me like 23 min but I couldn't even do that before), but I just got hit with a case of bronchitis which has put the running on hold for a couple of weeks. But that's awesome that you can do 100 sit ups! Thank you everyone!
  16. Hello! So I'm sure many of us are on the same boat right now - we've just graduated college and there are NO jobs out there. I feel like a lot of the new grad applications were due in March, and there are really no jobs out there right now. I'm hoping some of us can use this thread to post positions open for new grads that are available right now (where applications were not due months ago). I just graduated with a BS, and am most interested in working in the following locations: Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia, Boston, or New York City - I'm very much a city girl :) I know this is a long shot, but if this thread gets even one person a job, then it would be great!
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