I was wondering if there was anyone on here who could give me some info on the Navy's nurse candidate program? I am 34, a nursing student, and married to a career Marine. I think it would be an awesome opportunity to serve our country and also maintain a career through all our PCS moves.
Specifically, I'm curious about what the requirements are to get into the program. I know I'm young enough, am healthy, and have nothing adverse in terms of obtaining a security clearance. Is there anything else that might be disqualifying? What steps are involved in obtaining a seat in the program? Am I also correct in understanding that after graduation, the nurse receives a direct commission and doesn't go to boot camp...just the officer indoctrination school?
I'm going to talk to a recruiter in a few weeks. I just want to make sure I meet at least the basic requirements for getting in before I waste anyone's time. Thanks so much for any info you can share!
Apr 24, '10
They also told me that they won't accept any BSN that has been done on line, it has to be done in person. In case anyone was wondering.
I'm curious about that. I've heard both yes and no on the online programs. Personally, the nurse recruiter I spoke with said any program that was NLN or CCNE accredited was acceptable, and the fact it was online didn't make any difference. But I know someone else on these boards was told no also.
BTW...you mention that the AD program is impacted as of today...do you mean the NCP program, or the entire MOS field? Because if it's just the NCP they were talking about, you could still finish the BSN and direct commission as a Navy nurse. NCP is just one route of getting there, but not the only one. But if it's the entire MOS field, that's a different story...
Last edit by rockytopRN2b on Apr 24, '10