There was a thread for last year's NECP applicants but I thought I would start one for 2011. Anyone out there applying to the Air Force's AY 2011 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program? We have a page on Facebook as well, but I wanted to see if there was anyone else on here as well....
I was a 2010 NECP select but didn't get in to either nursing school
that I applied to. That was the worst thing in the world (having to decline my NECP seat). One school had me calculated at a 3.66 GPA (they didn't accept a lot of my classes) and the other had me at a 3.70. In both cases, it wasn't a high enough GPA (the cutoffs were 3.74 and 3.77). I have taken more classes since and have brought my GPA to a 3.74 currently (still have two classes to finish up, but they aren't NECP prereq's); if I get an A in both (which I think I will), it will only bring me to a 3.76 (I have 86 credits currently so each A only brings up my GPA 1/100 of a point but a B can drop me 1/10 of a point). I have been accepted to Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis already and have applied to five other schools
: Univ of South Florida, Univ of Central Florida, Univ of FL, Florida State U, and Univ of Maryland. I don't want to end up in the same boat that I was in last year with an NECP seat and no school so I decided to apply to a few schools.
Anyhoo, hopefully there are some more 2011 NECP hopefuls here. Last year it was really nice to have others to talk to who were in the same boat.
Feb 2, '11
Hi! UMSL's program starts in late August (I think)...but the problem is that they have only five guaranteed military slots per semester and they have used them all up already. You could contact them and see if you can go into the regular applicant pool at this point, but there are no more guaranteed slots. You can also try Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville (super military friendly) or some of the FL schools (they have later admissions cutoffs but you have to be pretty competitive to get in...I had a 3.7 last year and was denied admission). Also Wayland Baptist U in San Antonio is military friendly but they require more classes to start (as does UMSL). They are just general ed classes but they can take awhile. It is good to have more than one choice just in case you don't get into your #1 (but if you already got in to Nebraska, you should be fine). Good luck and let me know if you have any more questions.
Last edit by kynchanted on Feb 2, '11
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Feb 25, '11
That is awesome! Yes, I am planning to apply maybe in a year and a half. I'm currently stationed in Aviano right now and I am trying to take most of the science classes before we head back to the states. My husband and I are mil to mil and we are just waiting for our next assignment to drop and I will apply for a school near us.
How long did it take for AFPC to reply back?
Did you have to take the TEAS exam before you submitted your application?
Did you guys have to use your Montgomery GI bill to cover some of the expenses??? I saw on the website that you can get up to $15,000 a year for school. I am not sure if that is enough for 1 year to cover the school expenses?
Thank you for your help! I tried to find more information on the AF website but it just had very little information.
Last edit by mcoleman23 on Feb 25, '11