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aferg002 BSN, EMT-P

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  1. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    yeah, theres now boards on feb 15 now. I passed MEPS in October, and I have to wait till February now
  2. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    Thats crazy that you did that. Sounds like you by passed the recruiter to schedule your own interviews. Thats great, it makes me think about being more proactive with all my new recruiters and all. It's been 2 weeks since a recruiter told me anything about my interview or application process. Glad it worked out for you
  3. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    Glad to know that im in good company. I was supposed to get in the October boards too, but I guess my MEPS was too close to it. But now with the changing of my recruiters again, Im not sure where Im at. I heard the clinical interview is pretty in depth, going into detail about the patient acuity you deal with and all. I feel kinda lacking in that department, like I have no real long time experience running resuscitation rooms, nor am I ICU trained and all. What are some questions you had? Im trying to formulate some questions for the Air Force, but Im coming up blanks haha. Thank you for the advice. Im giving my new recruiter until Thursday to call me, before I call them. And yes, I rather make sure Im on top of all my stuff instead of missing things. Kinda like how you have to get over calling the doctor for clarification or orders instead of not, thinking that youre annoying them and all haha.
  4. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    Youre right, my AFSC is a 46N3J (ER/Trauma). I was told I was going to have a chief nurse interview, then a consultant interview, and then the boards. But Im still waiting on word of getting just one interview at all. It's been already over a month now. But thank you for the info.
  5. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    Yeah its pretty frustrating. I haven't heard of any progress or updates for the past 3 weeks. But like you said its most likely because of covid and the holidays which is understandable. But I was supposed to get an interview in mid November, so its gonna be a few months now for it to be pushed back. Im glad that you are still in contact with that recruiter until boards. I've had now, 4 recruiters? And many of them are new and not really familiar with nursing corps recruiting. And thank you, I have been watching more Youtube videos to stay motivated and all haha. Im an ED RN. So applying to the critical care nurse position.
  6. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    Oh wow nice. I had my MEPS at the end of October. Thats great that you had your interview a few weeks afterwards. I am just worried because I have my application all finished (paperwork uploaded and received) but its now December and I have no word as to where I am in the process. And I just got a call from a new recruiter who states that they are changing the whole recruiting layout of everyone now. I hope I have my interview, I was just worried that I missed it. Thank you for the advice about the Youtube videos, I watched some of that and good luck with the boards!
  7. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    How long after MEPS did everyone get an interview? I passed MEPS in October, and I feel that my application has just stalled since then. The last time my recruiter said was that he was going to apply for interviews and all. So I was wondering how long everyone has waited since then. Thank you!
  8. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    How were the interviews, consultants and board? I passed MEPS almost a month ago, and my recruiter is now saying that he will send some emails to get me scheduled for interviews and consultants. No time frame. Also, he mentioned that the board interview has been pushed out from Jan 15 to sometime in Feb. Any guidance or advice I can do to prepare? Im trying to stay motivated, but its been hard with push backs like this and dealing with patient ratio of 1:8 in CA in ED covid units. Trying to keep motivated and keeping strong.
  9. aferg002

    Air Force nursing FY2021

    As much as we are excited, we do have to give our recruiters a break. They are not just working with us 24/7. Like everyone else, we are just one of the many people the work with and then move on. So its good to stay on top, but lets not hound them to death. They are people too. Thank you
  10. aferg002

    Air Force Nursing Duty Stations

    Thank you so much for the input, I appreciate the introduction to San Antonio and the warning about Keesler!
  11. aferg002

    Air Force Nursing Duty Stations

    sounds like that was an experience none the less. Im sure when you did go to work, it was more meaningful since you are more connected with whats happening
  12. aferg002

    Air Force Nursing Duty Stations

    I see, so the luck of the draw I guess. How was that deployment? And yes, my hospital has been getting some nurses from Travis AFB for a time too.
  13. aferg002

    Air Force Nursing Duty Stations

    I see. No one told me that. But good to know. Thank you.
  14. aferg002

    Air Force Nursing Duty Stations

    Thank you for the SOST information. I looked them up on Youtube and their website, but your insights were much more helpful. That is something definitely to consider if I think about another assignment. And I see about the GST or m-FAST. If those units are not needed, could you work in other field hospitals at non Air Force bases? In your experience, are there opportunities to be deployed to a joint base hospital in the Middle East? How can one apply or try to get that slot to go?
  15. aferg002

    Air Force Nursing Duty Stations

    Thank you for the information about CCATT and GST. I tried looking up information about them, and I see a lot more of CCATT than GST. When I asked my recruiter, he never heard of GST, but of SOSTs.
  16. aferg002

    Air Force Nursing Duty Stations

    Ah I see. Noted. From their website and Youtube, it looked like a pretty new and nice base, but, I can see how the medical side can be lacking, and take years to improve and update. Thank you for that info and update about it. If you were to do it again, what would you suggest? How does one apply to get into a CCATT or GST unit? Is there a way one can prepare to get into a slot? And I see, I guess it doesn't matter which base you go to for those slots, as long as they have ED nurses there.