I agree with you. It seems to me that a reserve Army Nurse officer will deploy regardless of their outside education pursuits, (reserve commissions nurse officers who do not have a BS academic degree as long as they do have their RN license).
Currently I am enrolling in an outside education effort and the University knows that it could happen that I will deploy in the middle of my program. So, my program will have to wait for me, thankfully since it would be for a deployment, the university will hold me seat in place and I should loose no cost of registration or anything, (only the time, the year or 15 months or whatever the length will be then).
The only way I think they would not deploy is if their contract is not a reserve officer but the student program which pays the stipend for them to complete their BS for Active duty or as an ROTC which also recognizes their student status.
Hope the OP updates, its been a few months now.
Quote from armygirl1
i would def. advise you to finish your degree before commisioning. im not pos if everything is the same for officers, but as an enlisted personell in the army ng, they have no compassion when it comes to getting our degees finished. we are at the needs of the army . they could call us at any time. think, what if you only has one semester left before you finished your degree and you had to deploy for a year. they would most likely make you go and put you way behind in your classes.
this is just my experience in the national guard im sure reserves is the same. you can always use the loan repayment either way. just dont do something you will regret, talk to other army pple besides recruiters. sometimes they will throw in little white lies to get you in so they can get there little promotion or something like that. good luck to you