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2011 Air Force Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP) Applicants

  1. 0 Hi All~

    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.
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  3. Visit  tabartet profile page
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    I applied to UNMC but Iam still waiting for the acceptance letter.
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    Hi tabartet! Is that New Mexico? Even though I have been accepted to UMSL already, I am waiting on my official letter of acceptance as well. Did you apply to any other schools or do you know if you got in yet? If so, congrats and if not, good luck!
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    No University of Nebraska medical Center. I only applied one school. I am still looking for more schools. When does UMSL program start?
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    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 : Reason: typo
  7. Visit  MurseHopeful profile page
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    Hey Everybody,

    I am currently in the NECP. I am a second semester student at UTHSCSA. So if you have any questions, let me know. I would be glad to help. Good luck to everyone.

    -MH
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  8. Visit  mcoleman23 profile page
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    I am trying to find information on this and I'm glad that there is someone to ask question. Can you guys please let me know if you get BAH/BAS with E-5 pay or is it strictly the base pay only? Please advise! thank you!
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    Quote from mcoleman23
    I am trying to find information on this and I'm glad that there is someone to ask question. Can you guys please let me know if you get BAH/BAS with E-5 pay or is it strictly the base pay only? Please advise! thank you!

    Hi! You keep all of your pay, to include BAS and BAH. The reason is is that you are expected to pay for your textbooks and school materials. The book stipend is only $600 per year (I think, or it may be $1,000/yr, can't remember which one it is), and that will probably only cover books for one semester or so (some let you use the same books for a few semesters). Hope this helps! Are you applying this year as well? If so, good luck!
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    Hello,

    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
  11. Visit  kynchanted profile page
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    Quote from mcoleman23
    Hello,

    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.
    Hi! I have a friend at Aviano who was accepted to the PA Program. If you can, it is definitely the best idea to complete all of yor prereq's overseas since the classes are a lot shorter over here. In the states, it took me a semester to take Biology but here A&P was only nine weeks.

    As far as the intent to apply, AFPC (Mr. Baker) replied back as soon as he had all of my transcripts sent in and evaluated. Usually about two weeks. If you mean when the results were announced, it took about a month after the board had met. The TEAS was only required for two schools that I applied to, and I had to take it before I applied to one and I took it after I applied to the second (it had to be taken by the application deadline though). You can't use your G.I Bill in conjunction with NECP. You could before (from what I heard), but now you can't once in the program. The school that you are applying to has to have a tuition of less than $15K, and remember that is for year-round attendance (if you attend in summers). If the school is over that, you can't go there. You can't even pay out of pocket. I asked about this last year. A good rule of thumb is to keep the tuition around $11K if going off of the ROTC Detachment Locator site so that extra fees can be included if they allow it. Nursing programs seem to always have extra fees. I am not sure if NECP will cover them or not since I never made it to school last year, but MurseHopeful is in school right now, maybe they can help?...
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  12. Visit  mcoleman23 profile page
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    Where did your friend worked at in Aviano??? I loved it there, I highly recommend the base if you are planning to go overseas in Europe. How does your friend like the PA program, I was looking that as well but I really want to work as a Mental Health Nurse... I know pretty crazy right. A lot of people gives me the crazy look but hey it's something I'm interested in.


    I'm currently taking all of my classes through AMU and they have classes every month and varies from 8-16 weeks. I'm probably going to take Biology and Chemistry I & II with the 16 week course so I won't drive myself crazy! I'm deployed right now and I am about to take Psychology & Nutrition soon and get those out the way.

    Did you have to apply for the colleges before the application deadline as well?
    Did you get a TEAS study guide or did you just wing it ?

    My husband is a F-16 crew chief and the only places where want to go is pretty much Luke AFB & back to Eglin and I have been looking at some colleges and they are pretty expensive. That's why I asked you if I could use my GI bill if it doesn't cover everything, but I guess I have do more research.

    I leave Aviano in Dec 2012, I guess I will send my package in around that time frame and hopefully I will get accepted to the school that I applied for when I arrive at my next base.

    How did you find your school??? Was there a website strictly for "accredited and reputable" nursing school that you found online??

    Again thank you soo much for your help! I tried to find you guys on facebook but I couldn't find it.
  13. Visit  kynchanted profile page
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    Hi! If you can get your prereq's done while you are overseas, I would do that, because once you PCS to the states you will have to be on station for one year before you can apply. If you apply from overseas, they can curtail your DEROS for you (that is what they did with me); makes it easier than having to wait another year.

    I love Psych as well, so mental health doesn't sound bad. But I am leaning more towards Neonatal or Surgical.

    You have to apply to colleges before the NECP deadline because you have to have documentation from the schools that you have been accepted, either officially or conditionally, in your package. You also have to have your Form 48 filled out by the school that demonstrates that you can finish the program in two years. Every college has a different deadline, though, some are very early (November of the year before) and some are very late (June).

    I bought the ATI Testing TEAS V Study Manual as well as both versions of the practice assessments from the ATI website. I would not recommend not studying for the TEAS, the questions can be tricky and the study guides get you ready for the types of questions that they will ask on the test. Don't bother trying to memorize the practice tests or the book though, because the questions aren't the same. They are similar, but if you simply memorize the answers but don't understand how you got them, you probably won't do very well. I took Version 5, so that is all I can speak for. I hear that Version 4 is easier. Make sure that you get the study guide for the version you are taking as well, because they are different. Also it can be proctored by our education offices overseas, and ATI Testing doesn't even make us pay for the test (which is $100). Pretty good deal. Just email ATI Testing when you are getting ready to take it (atitesting.com).

    Most states will give you in-state tuition because you are AD military and you will be on orders once you are accepted into the program, so when you look at prices, look at the in-state tuition rate (FL schools definitely do this). Here is the site with the list of all of the schools that you can apply to (all of these have ROTC detachments). Not every school on here has a nursing program, but every one that does on this site has the proper accreditations. Makes it a lot easier than trying to cross reference every school against NLNAC and CCNE accreditation websites.

    http://www.afrotc.com/college-life/college-locator/

    If you don't already have a Bachelor's, you want an undergraduate traditional BSN program (can't exceed two years though). Accelerated are for those who already have degrees (in case you weren't sure).

    Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any other questions, I am on here almost daily. Good luck and stay safe over there!
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    [quote=mcoleman23;4806835]Where did your friend worked at in Aviano??? I loved it there, I highly recommend the base if you are planning to go overseas in Europe. How does your friend like the PA program, I was looking that as well but I really want to work as a Mental Health Nurse... I know pretty crazy right. A lot of people gives me the crazy look but hey it's something I'm interested in.

    I forgot...my friend works in the dental clinic. She hasn't started the program yet, she starts in August, but she was accepted last year. She always says that we can come visit (I am at Spangdahlem), but we haven't made it to Italy yet....


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