I got my duty station assignment a couple of weeks ago. I will be at Nellis AFB, Nevada. This was my number 1 choice on my top 5 dream sheet. As you can probably assume I am very excited!
How things will work from here...
I finish up what is left of this semester, obviously pass all my courses, which are going very well at this point. The first week in May is finals week. I have a few finals but that is it. It'll definitely be a time to spend the last week with friends who I won't see for a while. I graduate on May 9th, a Saturday. The next day, Sunday, I will commission! My parents are planning a couple gatherings for my family members who are coming to attend both the ceremonies. I know how proud I am of myself and how happy others are for me. That weekend will be a time to really spend with family who have supported me so much throughout the years. The first week after graduation I am planning on packing all my belongings and moving to Cape Cod for a couple months. I will then start my study regimen for preparation for the NCLEX. My plan is do to five days a week of 6-8 hours of studying. I will most likely take 2 days off to relax so I don't burn out. I will also be working a flexible job with a catering company. All of this will keep me busy. I will take the NCLEX late June. Praying to pass my first time!!
After I complete this major step of becoming licensed, I will start my Air Force career! My Nurse Training Program is in Tampa, FL. This training is 1-2 months. I am planning on buying a new car (my first one!) and driving down to the training from MA. From Florida I will drive with a couple friends out to Nevada, where I will move in to my apartment off base. My mom, sister, and I are taking a trip to Vegas (the area outside of Nellis) and will be looking for apartments.
Ah!!! There are so many awesome things approaching so fast! I'll keep you posted on my semester in the next blog post.
Have a great weekend!