I am dumbfounded (which isn't new lol) that the selection process for AD RN's takes so long. My general impression is that there is a significant shortage of RN's on AD so you would think that Big Green would facilitate their entry.
Maybe I should stop thinking.
From a USAR standpoint, there are countless RN positions available as long as you have a BSN. Currently, I am assigned to my 3rd USAR unit as a 68W (Medic) with 68V (Respiratory Therapist) lurking in the background. When I informed my current unit that I was in the process of completing my pre-reqs for nursing school
, everyone did nothing short of cartwheels. And backflips.
I presume that ROTC BSN grads have first crack at RN AD slots. Retirement and ETS play a major role in the FY slots that are available. But given the Las Vegas dollars of the HPLP and the enlistment bonus, I am presuming that AD has a similar Nursing shortage to the Reserve.
BTW: I am hopefully gaining acceptance into one of two BSN programs here in Albuquerque, NM and intend to commission AD after grad. Following these forums will def be a HUGE help!