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- Sep 14, '12 by redshottThanks everyone! Yes, I plan on getting my BSN no matter what but if I wasn't going to try to go Officer, I was going to get my ADN then do a bridge program.
I'm finishing up an associates in psychology currently and will graduate before we head back to the states from the UK so since i'm 90% sure I want to join (leaning towards USAF just b/c of my husband), I was just going to do a BSN program when we get back to the states instead of the other so that it wouldn't take as long. If all goes as planned, I should graduate with my BSN by or around the time I turn 35.
Thanks again! I REALLY appreciate all the help!!
- Sep 17, '12 by northGetting in at 35 with a BSN might not be a problem. Once you hit 40 yrs old, they do an "over-40 physical" on you and the medical scrutiny gets a little tighter. In any case, you can't be on ANY medications of any kind to join the service. They will check your cholesterol and give you an ECG as well. At least this is what they told me. If you can get in before 40, that would be best. If you have to wait until 40 or older, the medical screen is tighter and your chances get a little slimmer.
- Sep 17, '12 by staugnurseNorth,
It took 2 months for me to get approval from MEPS due to the scrutiny for over 40. I had to have a pap smear and Mammo.