Quote from IraBeaOasis
Hey, way to go! Congradulations on submitting your packet, that in and of itself is no small achievement! Hope the best for you and please let us know here when you get the word.
Regarding your MSN entry, well , perhaps you will get extra rank out of it? Also, regarding your having to take the ASVAB, I'm jus' a lil' older than you and didn't have to take it or prove myself eligible to enlist rather than commission, what was your recruiters reasoning on that? Just curious.
All the best,
No, no no no, there is no extra rank due to having an MSN/RN as an entry level nurse. The only extra rank would be for, I believe, either years of working as a nurse or in getting people to recruit along with me or following me.
The reason for the ASVAB is not only because I will be 41 when I sit for NCLEX-RN but, also because I am going for the Candidate entry first and not in as a commisioned officer.
If they do not take me as a candidate I suppose I could apply immediately post graduation and NCLEX but, I don't know how I will get alone for those months of waiting without my school moolah. Sure, I've worked for two hospitals since starting my program but, it is a full time graduate program with little time available for work. Once I graduate I will still not be a nurse but, figure I could go to work for a hospital as a nurse pending yet, if I plan on going to the Army ASAP that seems deceptive.
The thought that a MSN, (entry nurse) having a higher rank than 2LT is a myth, this may actually be one of the myths that will prevent my application from going through. YIKES! It could actually HURT my application. As a new graduate RN the best rank I could go for is 2LT and that is it.
Thanks for the well wishing, I will indeed update.