Currently Licensed Vocation Nurse needing assistance/advice (reserve)

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    *Posted this on goarmy but havent received any responses. Hope to hear some great feedback allnurses!


    Been comtemplating for a while now between the different branches and what they offer.

    As stated above, i am currently a licensed nurse (LVN, california), graduated from Concorde Career College (no degree)
    and in big desperation to figure out what i want/need to do.
    I have met up with a recruiter yesterday and was able to get some decent information but since i am interested in the medical side of things, it was a bit hard for me to get the answers from whom that didnt have much experience in that field.

    **I wasnt able to find any AMEDD recruiters around my area (Chino Hills, CA 91709) so if any of you know of someone please send me a private msg, i will greatly appreciate it**

    MY PLAN:
    - Since i do not have a degree, i want to further study and get my bachelor of science (preferrably in nursing), & become a officer, eventually. And move up in that platform
    - Preferrably stay near home to assist my parents, have some sort of stability (financially,etc)

    QUESTIONS:
    1) From what i researched, army is the only branch accepting LVN/PNS currently, while the other branches require a 4yr degree, is this true?


    2) Talking to my recruiter, i believe he said he would place me in the ranking of E-3. Is this valid?

    3) When i attend and complete the 68W schooling, would i be rewarded the m6 identifier *since i already have my license

    4) Can you go from Enlisted to Officer? And is it possible for me to join the reserve and go to school to get my degree? Or is it really difficult?
    Have any of you gone through this program (https://www.goarmy.com/amedd/educati...education.html)

    5) Any information on ACASP program?



    I just really want to be able to serve my country, experience the life of a soldier, and help those in need.
    Any additional information would be great! Thank you for taking the time to read this and i hope to hear from you all soon!!
    God bless,

    Danny Ryu
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    QUESTIONS:
    1) From what i researched, army is the only branch accepting LVN/PNS currently, while the other branches require a 4yr degree, is this true?

    - All services require a BSN to become an officer. The other braches will accept your LPN for education and bring you in as a medic from what I understand. I know the Navy did when I was HM in the Navy.



    2) Talking to my recruiter, i believe he said he would place me in the ranking of E-3. Is this valid?

    -Yes, But make sure it is in your contract. In basic you will be paid as an E-3 but treated like all others and be a straight private


    3) When i attend and complete the 68W schooling, would i be rewarded the m6 identifier *since i already have my license

    - I do not believe that you would have to attend 68W school since LPNs are now their own MOS of 68C. But ask the recruiter since they have the upto date info.


    4) Can you go from Enlisted to Officer? And is it possible for me to join the reserve and go to school to get my degree? Or is it really difficult?
    Have any of you gone through this program ([COLOR=#003366]https://www.goarmy.com/amedd/educati...education.html[/COLOR])

    -I did it, I was a HM1 in the Navy Reserve, transfered over to the Army Reserve with my ADN as an officer. Once I completed my BSN I went on active duty. It can be done but with the drawdown it is more diffucult then when I did it. Also, the Army Reserves no longer accepts ADN's for commissioned officers.


    5) Any information on ACASP program?

    -Sorry, but I do not.
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    thank you so much for this information jeckrn

    -After basic training, theres schooling for MOS? AIT? which class would i be attending then? 68C? (even with my license?)

    -Why did you transfer from the navy to army? i was considering both

    -When your in the reserve, minus the once a month training+2weeks of summer training, did you go to school to get your BSN?(fulltime), How hard was it to get your BSN while serving in the reserve? Do they assist you with being placed at a school?

    you dont understand how grateful i am for your response!!!
    thank you so much!!
    I just want to know whats coming before i sign any kind of contract
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    Quote from dannyi2yu
    thank you so much for this information jeckrn

    -After basic training, theres schooling for MOS? AIT? which class would i be attending then? 68C? (even with my license?)

    -If you all ready have your license I can not see you having to attend AIT. But ask your recruiter.

    -Why did you transfer from the navy to army? i was considering both

    -I had a ADN and the Army Reserve offered me a commission and the Navy Reserve was offering me nothing.

    -When your in the reserve, minus the once a month training+2weeks of summer training, did you go to school to get your BSN?(fulltime), How hard was it to get your BSN while serving in the reserve? Do they assist you with being placed at a school?

    -I completed a hybrid RN-BSN program which averaged 2 classes per semester for 2 years. The Army Reserves had nothing to do with my schooling, it is all up to you.

    you dont understand how grateful i am for your response!!!
    thank you so much!!
    I just want to know whats coming before i sign any kind of contract

    Good luck.


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