Another bit of information about the boards:
The boards do not wait until all the packages are submitted and then sit down and have one board meeting to pick who gets in and who doesn't. Instead, they have a selection board once or twice a month (usually once a month) where they review the packages that have been submitted so far. If you meet all the criteria and have a decent package, you get accepted. The goal of the board is to fill the seats in the NCP as soon as possible because they have to fly Navy Nurses from across the country to EACH of these board meetings to select the candidates...that costs money. So, it is in your best interest to get your package done early early EARLY. It's first come first serve. Questions?