Hello all! I have a few questions regarding the Navy DUINS program and thought I would post them in hopes of some good answers as I've read, a few of you have gone this route in the Navy such as Lt. Cmdr. Dan.
1. Is there a timeline/deadline for one to pursue this route? What I mean is, is it required that you apply for DUINS after your first tour (3 yrs) or can you have that option after say 6-8 yrs in the Navy?
2. Has anyone gone the DUINS route for Nurse Anesthesia? I realize this is highly competitive in the military as well as civilian route but was wondering what some experiences have been with this.
3. Is it true that while in the DUINS program this is your only job? I.E., you don't do shifts as a nurse during this time as well?
4. Is USUHS the only place to participate in the DUINS program at or can you (for example) be stationed at San Diego or some place else and attend a CRNA program where you are currently stationed? Basically, would you be able to attend a school near your current location or would you have to move to attend USUHS?
5. Will entering into the DUINS program delay a promotion in any way?
6. What is the time committment added on to your current committment after graduation as a CRNA? 4 years? 8 Years?
Thanks everyone in advance for your replies!