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KAffeegirl

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  1. Hi ya'll! I am planning to travel for one year while my husband is overseas unaccompanied. The military had us choose a designated place of residency for myself, Seattle, WA, (which has been my home state since we've been married) while he is gone for one year. Listing my in-laws as my address until I find a place to live. I have been a legal resident (drivers license/voting/taxes/auto) of Washington for 30 years, even though I haven't lived there in 5 years. I have decided to travel for one year (fingers crossed) while he is gone so that I can visit him for extended periods of time, try new places out, and just have some fun before we settle down, buy a home, yada yada. But how will this 'designated' residency with the military, affect tax homes with travel nursing. The designated residency is strict, because you are making living allowances based on your address, but you cannot change it once it is chosen. It's like a legally binding document. We need this designated residency to have all of his items, including himself, shipped to Seattle, where we plan to settle. I don't know where I will be traveling, in or out of state. And even so, I could travel to different Washington cities, and those cost of living allowances for the military vary from Seattle, to the desert. I don't want to get myself in a bind financially and legally. So how does this affect tax homes? I hope this makes sense. I honestly am confusing myself.....
  2. Hey y’all! I am looking to start applying to travel assignments by mid June and to secure a position by early August. This will be my first time applying to a travel job, and I will have one year of step down experience. What are some things I need to look out for with agencies? Recruiters? Etc? What can I negotiate? What are tips/advice? I know many say to get more experience but several nurse friends have recently taken positions with only a year, or with just under a year. So I know the jobs are out there. To further explain, I need a flexible job where I can take 1-2 months at a time to go to Korea to visit my husband. I also am a “fly by the seat of my pants” type and love to move, put myself in new situations, and challenge myself to the extreme. Any advice is greatly appreciated !
  3. No one really understands military life except for those in it. We’ve been doing long distance for 8 years. This will be our last move before getting out. My marriage isn’t of concern. I mean would I love to go with him? Absolutely. Would I love to live in Korea? Hell yeah. Do I want to eat kimchi? Yes please. But I’ve worked to hard to get my degree. I don’t want to take a year off after only one year in. Thank you!
  4. Hello! Experienced, traveler, military spouses please chime in. **Prefacing this with I have not told anyone at work. Need outsider advice. I am a military spouse with less than a year experience in a teaching hospital (I LOVE IT). We have orders to move to Korea (96 bed hospital but doesn’t recognize my non nationally accredited degree being a military hospital). One year without work with little experience doesn’t seem like an option. My question is: do i stay at my current job and get a full two years in at a place I love working, but don’t love living without my husband? Do I move home with family and start over, knowing I might only be there for one year? Do I apply to travel so I can take time off between contracts to visit my husband for long periods of time? I know these aren’t hard and fast answers anyone can give.. but really looking for what you believe pros and cons are to each. And I know in the end this is a tough decision only I can make but really looking for anyone in a similar situation, or even a managerial perspective of how you observed a staff member live this life!thank you!
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    UNC Chapel Hill Nurse residency

    I also have applied to UNC for critical care services. I hope some have heard and have been extended an interview. I applied the day of the deadline! Does anyone know how the application process works? I had to rank critical care departments (i.e. neuro, cardiac) and it says "Under Consideration". Honestly I'm sick of checking back everyday, it's taking time away from actually studying 😝
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    Sandhills Community College

    It was 182
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    Sandhills Community College

    I got accepted!
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    Sandhills Community College

    I know this sounds crazy. But they told me some of my 400 level classes don't transfer because they don't offer 400-level classes. Or because I went to a quarter credit school my 5 credit class only transfers as a 3.6 credit so they won't accept it.
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    Sandhills Community College

    Well the application cycle only ended ten days ago. They said we will hear something probably in March. I assume mid March. Fingers crossed. I had an overall score of 177 and got a 95 on my HESI. Before I sent my transcripts, I calculated my points at 185, but about 90% of my classes "don't transfer" to Sandhills. So I had to choose from about 10 classes to put on my worksheet. Which seems a little silly considering I have a degree already. But I am still confident with a 177 score.
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    Sandhills Community College

    I did the early application! I assume you as well?
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    Sandhills Community College

    Has anyone applied to Sandhills this year? Also, anyone that has been accepted in the past, how long did you wait to get your acceptance/rejection letter. I'm just too excited to wait!
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    Sandhills Community College NC

    I thought they do take federal aid when I went to the orientation they encouraged everyone to fill out a FAFSa
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    Sandhills Community College NC

    Anyone else applying to Sandhill's nursing program this month in Southern Pines? Anyone in the past remember their cumulative score? I just want some encouragement! Just took my HESI A2 and got a 94.6% so I am extremely elated and turning in my application next week!
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    UNC ABSN May 2017

    Unfortunately I was not accepted. They said I didn't have my required prereqs. I think something went wrong in the application process. I have taken all the courses at accredited universities and colleges. I even contacted the school and nursing program multiple times about my transcripts and they said everything was fine. So I am very confused at what went wrong. I will be contacting them in the morning.
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    UNC ABSN May 2017

    Congrats to all who have gotten in! I am in the west so still waiting on my mail to come.. I am getting really nervous. Wishful thinking for your future longor11. I have a very similar profile as you, with a degree in exercise science, and almost similar grades.
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    UNC ABSN May 2017

    I am interested to see who gets their mail first, since I am all the way in the west coast!