CMT to nurse

#1
Can anyone tell me how easy (or hard) it is to transfer from CMT to RGN please.....silly comments may come first but i am being serious!!
I only ask this because i dont think i can further my career as a CMT.
Thanx all
 
#4
They certainly did when I was on the board. One particular individual sticks in my mind-

Neuroleptic- "Are you interested in any particular specialty in nursing?"

Candidate- "I'd like to work in Elderly Care mainly."

Neuroleptic- "There isn't really much call for that in the Army."

Candidate- "I know. I just thought I'd train in the Army and then leave as soon as I can to work in the NHS or private sector."

Needless to say, this person did not get a place.
 
#6
Neuroleptic said:
They certainly did when I was on the board. One particular individual sticks in my mind-

Neuroleptic- "Are you interested in any particular specialty in nursing?"

Candidate- "I'd like to work in Elderly Care mainly."

Neuroleptic- "There isn't really much call for that in the Army."

Candidate- "I know. I just thought I'd train in the Army and then leave as soon as I can to work in the NHS or private sector."

Needless to say, this person did not get a place.
She was only saying what most are thinking!
 
#7
whitemouse75 said:
very easy, pass your nurse selection board which no-one has ever failed, sit through 3 years of tedium and there you go.
I did :D

Perhaps they saw through my cunning ruse to escape Minden. As chairman of the 4 AFA escape committee I had to give it a go. I think my total lack of enthusiasm and turning up in uniform meant it was a non starter! Still, got a free flight out of it - went straight on leave after 8)
 
#8
I have also been the clinical rep on a board and it was amazing just how many people did not know, when questioned, what a nurse did. They didn't know how long the training was or what qualities a nurse should posess. Needless to say, more failed than passed on this board.
 
#9
amazing__lobster said:
Neuroleptic said:
They certainly did when I was on the board. One particular individual sticks in my mind-

Neuroleptic- "Are you interested in any particular specialty in nursing?"

Candidate- "I'd like to work in Elderly Care mainly."

Neuroleptic- "There isn't really much call for that in the Army."

Candidate- "I know. I just thought I'd train in the Army and then leave as soon as I can to work in the NHS or private sector."

Needless to say, this person did not get a place.
She was only saying what most are thinking!
'He' actually.
 
#10
CMTs_rock said:
Can anyone tell me how easy (or hard) it is to transfer from CMT to RGN please.....silly comments may come first but i am being serious!!
I only ask this because i dont think i can further my career as a CMT.
Thanx all
book an interview with your troopie, they should book an interview with RCMO - do you have the necessary quals?

two week placement in say MDHU Frimley Park - paperwork to Glasgow, and wait for the next selection board

GO FOR IT, you havent anything to lose! gets you out of Munster for two weeks if nowt else
 
#11
Neuroleptic said:
Candidate- "I'd like to work in Elderly Care mainly."
I dont see the problem most at FPH want out of elderly care & heres one wanting in, he could have been the only happy person at an MDHU
 
#12
I guess it was probably the "I'll leave as soon as I can, and go and work for the NHS or the private sector" that caused them not to be enlisted! And not the delaration of wanting to work in elderly care, although I would question the sanity of anyone who admitted in public to wanting to work in that particular field!
 
#13
It's actually harder for a TFI to transfer into the QA's than it is for a civvy. Speaking to one of the lads from the recruiting bunch, he said it's approx a 2 year waiting list to start the nurse training once all the paperwork is done.

However, exeptions are made. On my intake of 26, there were 11 TFI's.
 
#15
Primroseandblue wrote:

I have also been the clinical rep on a board and it was amazing just how many people did not know, when questioned, what a nurse did. They didn't know how long the training was or what qualities a nurse should posess. Needless to say, more failed than passed on this board.
For CMT's out there this is probably due to the lack of QA reps or badly trained RCMOs' out at the sharp end to assist them with the process :?

As a CMT myself I would also have difficulty telling you exactly what a nurse does :wink: EVER
 
#16
nursienorth said:
Speaking to one of the lads from the recruiting bunch
surely you mean 'speaking to the lad from the recruiting bunch', as there is only 1 bloke in the QA recruiting team.
 
#18
ViciousCircle said:
Primroseandblue wrote:

I have also been the clinical rep on a board and it was amazing just how many people did not know, when questioned, what a nurse did. They didn't know how long the training was or what qualities a nurse should posess. Needless to say, more failed than passed on this board.
For CMT's out there this is probably due to the lack of QA reps or badly trained RCMOs' out at the sharp end to assist them with the process :?

As a CMT myself I would also have difficulty telling you exactly what a nurse does :wink: EVER
:D I promise you, we were after very little in the way of expertise. All we were after was the sort of DS answer that you could find on any university school of nursing's website saying what nurses do ie responsible for caring for patients, planning care, protecting dignity blah-d-blah. Their inability to answer such base questions showed lack of preparation which is the applicants responsibility not RCMO's or corps reps.
 
#19
VC has shown that prejudice is indeed alive and well. On the one hand, CMTs are arguing that the trade should be professionally recognised but on the other hand their Warrant Officers vomit forth incoherent, shop floor, socialist arguments such as that one posted above. To merely blame others for the lack of preparation for your own interview says more about the thinking amongst the seniors than it does for the trade as a whole.

Whoever and wherever you are, it is your own responsibilty to ensure you are fully prepared for your interview. Your chain of command also has a responsibility to prepare you in terms of making sure that all information is at hand for you to study but they are not going to read to you, take notes for you or hold your hand in the interview process. This applies to anyone - civilian or military - who wishes to apply for a job. Quite simple really.
 
#20
titsinatophat said:
It would probably be far more profitable to get yourself a job in a tittie bar love, not to mention the better hours
OK, so you've found your dream job. It doesn't mean it will suit everyone though, does it?
 

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