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migz 10-26-2012 2:17 PM

army nurse corps
 
Well, I'm going for it. It's been a long road; army reserves stopped taking associate's degrees for the nurse corps so I went back to school. I finished my bachelor's degree early this year and it has taken about six months to complete the entry paperwork. I commission next week as a reservist in the Army Nurse Corps!

-Migz

Spanky8601 10-26-2012 2:50 PM

Congratulations. :clap::cheers2:

NastyNate 10-26-2012 3:47 PM

Congrats Fawker!

GMG 10-26-2012 4:34 PM

Congratulations !

infantry_11x 10-29-2012 11:20 AM

Congrats!!!!!!

SoCal_Sapper 10-29-2012 12:21 PM

Congrats man and thank you for upholding the tradition of serving your country.

NiteQwill 10-29-2012 2:54 PM

Congrats! Welcome to the ANC!

Spent 11 years enlisted before crossing to the dark side as an Army Nurse... ;)

evidens83 10-29-2012 4:11 PM

NICE! Congrats

Rider1k 10-29-2012 4:40 PM

Congrats to you! Thank you for your service

LCU1670 10-29-2012 4:56 PM

congrats!
 
Now, now start studying for you EFMB.

chris 10-29-2012 5:54 PM

frontal labatome comes after your comission. and 2LT's get made fun of alot.

congrats though. you will be the butt of alot of jokes.

migz 10-29-2012 6:52 PM

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Originally Posted by LCU1670 (Post 9615466)
Now, now start studying for you EFMB.

shoot, that looks tough. I'm on it!

migz 10-29-2012 6:52 PM

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Originally Posted by NiteQwill (Post 9614697)
Congrats! Welcome to the ANC!

Spent 11 years enlisted before crossing to the dark side as an Army Nurse... ;)

where are you stationed, if you don't mind me asking?

LCU1670 10-30-2012 7:51 AM

efmb
 
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Originally Posted by migz (Post 9616302)
shoot, that looks tough. I'm on it!

Google units that posted their EFMB online, its a great motivator. It Will be one of your proudest moments when your pinned. I studied and practiced a year for it. Made it on the first try. We started the year with over 400 applicants, 9 were pinned!. Some of the applicants were on their 7th attempt!:)

NorCalXJ 10-30-2012 10:17 AM

COngrats. It takes dedication to continue school to do something really want.

epilepticninja 10-30-2012 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by migz (Post 9597213)
Well, I'm going for it. It's been a long road; army reserves stopped taking associate's degrees for the nurse corps so I went back to school. I finished my bachelor's degree early this year and it has taken about six months to complete the entry paperwork. I commission next week as a reservist in the Army Nurse Corps!

-Migz

Congrats! There can never be enough medical personnel in the military.

MustangSteveGT 10-31-2012 2:48 PM

Seems like since the recession, less people were getting out of the military to use their degrees outside. I originally wanted to go for Medical Service Corps officer so I got my bachelors, by the time I submitted my package after completing the degree the same program required a masters. Said, bye bye and left with the degree I got from active duty TA. By the time I would have completed my masters, who knows what would have been required by then. Wasnt going to waste any more time reenlisting going back to the sandbox only to have no guarenteed. Got out and got a managment job then moved over the a GS job with my degree. Now I'm finishing my Masters with the GI bill since I used active duty TA to get my last degree, then ask more money or move up as a GS. In less than a year I'll have my years from the Navy bought in towards my federal retirement and leave accrual.

Matt1984 10-31-2012 4:21 PM

Congrats, I know this is the area where the Army will do what you need them to do. They want nurses. At my school they will commission anyone with a C or better to go into the nurse corp

flipdiver 11-01-2012 7:31 AM

i'm on the same route right now. Getting my one year experience and finishing up my bachelors to get in the ANC. Served 4 years enlisted and wanted to continue in the reserves. Can anyone give me a summary of what you guys did after contacting your recruiter. They won't even give me the time of the day right now to discuss what happens throughout the whole process.

Matt1984 11-01-2012 8:35 AM

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Originally Posted by flipdiver (Post 9632675)
i'm on the same route right now. Getting my one year experience and finishing up my bachelors to get in the ANC. Served 4 years enlisted and wanted to continue in the reserves. Can anyone give me a summary of what you guys did after contacting your recruiter. They won't even give me the time of the day right now to discuss what happens throughout the whole process.

What school do you to?

flipdiver 11-01-2012 1:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt1984 (Post 9633048)
What school do you to?

Went to El Camino College in Torrance, CA. Shopping for a BSN online school that's fully accredited.

Migz, congrats bradah! Hopefully, I'll be in the same shoes by the end of the year.

Matt1984 11-01-2012 1:11 PM

I go to cal baptist university and they have a great nursing program, a lot of rotc there is due impart of the army trying to recruit these future nurses into the army....it's honestly probably the only thing they are short on

migz 11-02-2012 6:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flipdiver (Post 9632675)
i'm on the same route right now. Getting my one year experience and finishing up my bachelors to get in the ANC. Served 4 years enlisted and wanted to continue in the reserves. Can anyone give me a summary of what you guys did after contacting your recruiter. They won't even give me the time of the day right now to discuss what happens throughout the whole process.

Flipdiver,

The process was complicated and took about 8 months. It involved a 65 page application, background check, credit checks, 3 professional (nursing, not MD or other medical person) references, transcripts from an accredited school, licenses and certification verification, etc. If your going for an additional skill identifier you'll need more documentation such as verification of hours worked in clinical specialty, and a skills checklist signed by your manager. I am an ER nurse, 66HM5. There are other specialties such as critical care, etc. If you've been out for a long time you might have to go to MEPS again, if not you'll still need medical clearance. Then all your info goes to the monthly nurse review board. I'm a reservist so active duty might be slightly different.

migz 11-02-2012 6:29 PM

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Originally Posted by chris (Post 9615827)
frontal labatome comes after your comission. and 2LT's get made fun of alot.

congrats though. you will be the butt of alot of jokes.

Fortunately I commissioned as a 1st LT; I might skip a few of the jokes.


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