International Nurse to join US military

  1. So I'm graduating in a year and recently found interest in working for the military. Thing is, I'm studying in the Philippines and I'm just a US resident. What requirements do I need to pass in order to qualify to join the military? If anyone could give me some information that would be great.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Atl-Murse
    You need be a citizen to be an officer/RN
  4. by   jeckrn
    This is from the goarmy.com website.

    "Requirements



    Active Duty
    Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by the*Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education
    Between 21 and 42 years of age
    Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license
    U.S. citizenship
    Army Reserve
    Minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school
    At least one year of experience in medical/surgical nursing
    Between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
    Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license
    U.S. citizenship or permanent residency"
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    Unfortunately foreign education does not qualify for a commission as a nurse in any branch of service. You would have to complete an MSN from an accredited US school before you could even apply.
  6. by   nursemacel
    Im a foreign nurse graduate from Philippines as well. I am on the same boat as you are, You have to graduate from a nursing school accredited by ACEN or CCNE, it does not matter if you meet the rest of requirements, they will not accept you.

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