Quote from er1c
first of all, congratulations luvbug on getting in.
i will also be graduating in may this year with my BSN and i've recently been talking to a recruiter. she told me slots were filled for this fiscal year, but they will be looking for applicants again in july of this year; typically there are 90 slots open for new grads nationwide, which seems like a small number to me.
my question is how competitive was it to get in? were they stringent on GPA requirements and such? you can email or PM me if you like.
I think it is impossible for someone to define how competitive it is to get in, so, I'll share with you what I've experienced:
My recruiter had 4 applicants for the Oct/Nov 09 board, all 4 got in.
I got in with a good recommendations from teachers and the O-5/6 I interviewed with, 3.8 undergraduate, resume is not impressive.
I got my assignment/COT/NTP dates and acceptance letter before the other 3 in my recruiters Oct/Nov 09 group.
There are so many factors that come into play like...GPA, recommendations/chief nurse interview, how many people applied to the board/nurse unemployment rate, how many slots there are (don't think it would remain static)/needs of the AF, what the selection committee is looking for that month... you get the picture.
Recruiter told me some people did get turned away, but it wasn't very many if I remember correctly. Something like 120 applied and 110 got in from past Oct/Nov 09 board.
Generally I don't think you are competing with many people. I am the only 1 out of my graduating class of like 70 to even consider the military... I find that a lot of people are ignorant when it comes to what the military can offer.