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  1. TranquilSpirit

    What am I missing?

    I don't think your resume is missing anything. You're as qualified as you need to be. Honestly, more qualified than me and I just got my first position. With that said, regarding weight, Air Methods, the largest rotor wing company, they (along with their associate companies) may be more flexible on weight limits. They fly larger aircraft. Air Evac, however, flies Bell 206 helicopters mostly. They are pretty strict with 220 pound limits because these are smaller and not as powerful. So I guess it depends on who you're flying with. I am 6'1, and don't have an issue with height. I'd be extremely uncomfortable being too much heavier than I am., though. One thing I'd look into if you don't get a position when you apply initially, look at doing ground transport. Ground, at least in my area, has been expanding considerably with their RN usage. Well crewed ground teams do everything and more that flight will do. Someone has to take them when the helicopters can't. That's ground. I'll still be doing ground even with the flight position.
  2. TranquilSpirit

    Help! Bought an online test bank not sure what to do!

    Unfortunately, honesty does not work to our favor. You will learn that this is true in nursing. Unless there is potential harm to someone, reflect initially on the potential harm YOU face for fessing up to something. My career is important to me. The care I provide as part of my career is a true joy. If I thought things were fair, I'd be honest 100% of the time. I know they're not, so I wont be. Pathetic system we operate in sometimes. But there are petty, short-sighted, people we work with.
  3. I'd like to suggest to everyone here who has had bad clinical experiences to try getting a job as an aide. If you are beloved as an aide the clinical instructor or anyone else for that matter is near powerless in their rhetoric. I think we have all had a bad clinical experience, maybe even two, where the instructor seemed to expect us to actually understand, having done something exactly twice before, how to do it professionally without their direct hands on attention. Some people just have to repeat a process a dozen or so times before it begins to click. You will get there. As for now, it is the ability to work with people that is critical. Working as an aide greatly boosted my confidence in that regard. Additionally, I agree with a couple other posters. Do take what she says seriously, as if you don't approach it in a humble "I will try harder and do what you tell me" submissive way she may find a reason to get rid of you - for whatever reason she has, legit or not.
  4. TranquilSpirit

    Army Nurse

    Hello PKMarge08: 1) Yes. You will direct commission. It will be more difficult though to get in for a new graduate. I had been reading that they were only selecting people with at least two years experience for direct commission, though I could be wrong. As for ROTC, figure there are a couple - few hundred ROTC nursing students graduating with you nationwide. Due to the very competitive environment now (4), you will be at a disadvantage. Do you have experience in the field? 2) Don't know. 3) If you have not been in touch with one yet, I do believe it is an AMEDD recruiter you are looking for. Even if you aren't ready to join it will be nice to talk to one just to get more thorough explanations. It is a long and complicated process too, and they (the recruiters who specialize in nurses) are difficult to find in some local areas. 5) There are always going to be jobs, it is only a matter of how qualified you have to be to get there, and what connections you may have that can help you along even if you have remarkable credentials. It may be upsetting for the more average candidates now, but the Army really is seeing its greatest, most qualified, classes now due to everything that has been ongoing of late. Do you know any military officers who may write references, do you stand out in anyway? Just out of personal curiosity, as I have seen it both ways before, are you more interested in being a nurse or a soldier? I understand this is that perfect blend for someone who greatly desires to be both. It is just I have seen a couple young graduates who were so focused on the honor and service that the military brought that their disappointment was quite extreme when they couldn't make it. Others were far more focused on the nursing aspect, and willingly went into civilian work. Just something to consider. Sorry about not being able to help more. Several years have passed since I looked up the specifics for myself.

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