First year is over already!

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  1. Dckc88

    Dckc88 Member

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    My DD is a MS1 nursing student in AROTC. Last lab is today (which is turning in equipment) and final PT tomorrow. She will be done with finals next Wednesday and we will move her home that evening.

    This has already proven to be an incredible journey for both her and for her Dad and I! It has been nostalgic reading all the questions through the process of applications and making hard decisions from the high school seniors and their parents on this board this year as it was just a year ago we were doing the same. I am so grateful stumbling across this forum almost a year and a half ago and love the community here. And I am learning that the figuring out the path doesn't stop when they get to college, the questions keep adding up so I will not be going anywhere.

    For those high school graduating seniors and parents, this will go fast so hold on. I don't really have a question or a point, just happy to be here and proud of my DD for navigating and successfully completing her first year! And slightly emotional that my two youngest will be graduating and leaving soon!
     
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  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Hang on! It goes faster and faster! I can't believe it was nearly 2 years ago when DS commissioned. One good thing about college is we get four years to transition to their being gone....
     
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  3. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    +1 DS graduates on a Friday , commissions the next day and 2 days later is AD in Ft. Knox! All this in the next 2 weeks. Time has flown by!
     
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    k2rider 5-Year Member

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    Stand by yourself....his commissioning ceremony will be one of the best days of your life/lives!! Enjoy it to the fullest!!
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Congratulations to him! That's too bad he won't have at least a few weeks to roam free, but he'll only be two days without a paycheck. Mine had about three months and logged about 6000 miles before reporting to BOLC.

    What's his branch and first duty station?
     
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    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    Branch, FA ... Summer cadre at FT Knox, BOLC at Ft. Sill, duty station FT. Stewart . He is pretty excited.
     
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    MSFaygo 5-Year Member

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    5 years have passed in a blink. Seems like only yesterday DS was visiting potential campuses. I think I'm looking forward to Commissioning Ceremony more than Commencements! Sad...we won't have a good excuse to head to the west coast anymore.
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Brings back memories of my DS two Mays ago.

    My best friend was born at Ft. Sill.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Commissioning is wayyyy better. A day you'll remember forever. Graduation ceremony? Not so much... for me anyway.
     
  10. ENwifeArmyMom

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    "this will go fast, so hold on" crazy, right? What a great first year!! Onward to MSII !!
     
  11. che527

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    Nursing student? Like an registered nurse?
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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  13. Dckc88

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    Yes! As @AROTC-dad said, she is a nursing student and her scholarship is specifically for nursing. So unlike line sholarship recipients, she will branch in the Army Nurse Corp. This has been her dream since the 7th grade and it is hard to believe she is already one year through college! She will get her BSN and commission as an officer.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I want to add that @Dckc88 is one of the best subject matter experts on the Army ROTC nursing program.
    We are lucky to have her!
     
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  15. ENwifeArmyMom

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    Agreed!
     
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