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  1. laneyg

    Nurse Residency Pay

    Thank you Christine!
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    Nurse Residency Pay

    I have searched this site and searched the University HealthSystem Consortium and can't find the answer to this question. This may be a dumb question so I apologize ahead of time! Do Nurse residency programs pay you and if so what is the pay like? Or is this just free training and use of facilities?
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    Path to Becoming an Air Force Nurse

    I'm not positive why you get stuck in OB for so long. I have a couple of theories though. One might be that a large majority of people going into the Air Force most likely choose med/surg wanting to do some critical care and emergency care kind of thing. Another theory is that since our Active Duty members are mostly young and building families, Obstetrics is in high demand to support our airmen in building their family. I don't feel that if you get denied once you can't apply again. I have heard no such thing from my recruiter.
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    Air Force NTP Board 4/5

    Congratulations superman and needsajob! That is very exciting! I haven't heard anything yet and I'm afraid this is a bad thing =( ...but I'm very excited for those of you who have been accepted!
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    Path to Becoming an Air Force Nurse

    To be brief you should focus on GPA, physical fitness, and leadership. Get involved with something where you can have a leadership position such as a student organization. The interview is like a normal job interview and you are expected to know information about the Air Force such as the core values and mission statement. During your application process there will be a write up you will complete that the interviewer will use to assess you so be genuine. You choose either OB or med/surg and if you choose OB you are basically stuck there forever except in rare cases. Hope this helps.
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    Air Force NTP Board 4/5

    I have heard via my recruiter that the rumor is only 22 applicants will be selected. With 130 of us who applied this makes me very nervous! :uhoh21: However, he said this is just a RUMOR so nothing official. Regardless of this, we should find out very soon and good luck to everyone!
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    Air Force NTP Board 4/5

    I haven't heard much about when we should find out. I was just told the end of April or first couple weeks of May. I'm hoping this week we will find out but I'm not sure of the status of the FY2012 budget. This will be the deciding factor they need to know before they can hire nurses.
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    Air Force NTP Board 4/5

    My recruiter gave me this number. Anticipation is rough!
  9. laneyg

    Air Force Nursing Boards 2011

    That is a great question! I unfortunately do not have the answer for you. I could see that you might not have to go through NTP because you do have some experience. However, it is not RN experience it is LPN experience so it's quite possible they might not let that count as experience. This is a great question to ask a recruiter!
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    Air Force NTP Board 4/5

    Just heard that the boards had 130 NTP applicants which is very good because that's way down from what it normally is. This is some good news!
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    FY 2012 Air Force Medical Programs Statement

    I had my chief nurse interview at WPAFB which I was told was one of their biggest medical centers which the exception of WHMC and a couple of others. It was not near as busy as some premier large civilian hospitals I have had the opportunity of doing clinical rotations at. This does not mean that WPAFB was not as advanced. This medical center had all of the modern technology and more than most civilian hospitals with their units and state of the art simulation labs. I will agree that a large civilian hospital may provide more opportunities and more experiences for us coming into the nursing field. However, I feel I would still enjoy more one on one time with a preceptor at an AD hospital and would benefit from learning about military life from AD nurses. This sounds like a great way to expand the program though and train more nurses.
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    FY 2012 Air Force Medical Programs Statement

    Thanks for this Iowa!
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    Air Force NTP Board 4/5

    I agree. The government budget talks right now are a little discouraging. Nursing is a critical field though. That's one good thing to think about because the military needs nurses.
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    Air Force NTP Board 4/5

    The NTP boards opened today for Air Force Nurse new grad candidates and I just wanted to say good luck to everyone involved. I'm in it myself so I was just starting this thread where I can update anything that I find out about my application and everyone else can as well. Results are expected before May so hopefully by the end of the month we get to see some positive news from some of us! :)
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    ADN in BSN program considering military nursing

    I wouldn't say the Nurse Corps are full for any specific branch, but it's not easy to get in contact with a recruiter and get the process going. Grades I believe are required to be above a 3.0 and obviously the higher GPA the stronger your application is. The best thing to do is attempt to contact recruiters and get information from them and see what happens. Good luck :)
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