Hi everyone! I am in my final semester of nursing school
. I have been interested in Air Force nursing for the past 2 years. Unfortunately I know my GPA is not high enough to apply right out of school (I have a 3.4 and I believe the cut off is 3.5).
My final preceptorship right now is on an AFB with an active duty AF nurse. I was speaking to him about things and he advised me not to even go in straight out of school since you would have to don2 years of med surg and then apply (and not be guaranteed) for your speciality. He said if I can specialize right out of school (which I can) then he recommends I do that and then join.
My question is, how does the application process differ if you are coming in as an experienced nurse and applying for a speciality?