First time posting, although I have read many topics here
Anway, I will try to summarize.
I am a senior in a BSN program. I will graduate May 2012. GPA 3.9, lots of leadership experience, active duty navy wife. I am trying desperately to commission into the Navy Nurse Corps.
I have completed all of my paperwork, MEPS physical, and one interview. I have another interview this week. My recruiter always seems busy, and information she gives me can be inconsistent sometimes. She told me that there is still a possibilty to apply for the NCP for 2012 as an alternate, since I have over 6 months until graduation. She also said that if it gets kicked back, I can apply direct accession.
From looking around, it does not seem like either of these options is plausible. I really am unaware of the process after I submit my final application, so I am hoping someone might shed some light and clear things up.
1) what is the process after submitting your application? I have seen people mention being "professionally reccommended." How does that work? Are their instances where people DO not get professionally reccommended? If so, is it game over at that point?
2) Also, for direct accession... if I am not selected, am I able to keep reapplying? Fortunately with my husband in the navy, I do not need to rush into another job if I can't get a commission right away. We are stable right now. I just want to verify that as long as I am able to wait, I can eventually become accepted.
My interview today went great, the CDR told me that she can tell I am an excellent candidate. I have been applying for 6 months now. It is stressful but I am really hoping to get some answers and figure out where things actually stand, since it seems so hard to find consistent information.