Navy Nursing Corps. - page 2

Hey folks, I'm 17 and I will be beginning my BSN journey next fall. I've recently been looking into the Navy Nursing Corps because while I do want to be a nurse, I've always wanted to serve in... Read More

  1. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Chuckleface
    I think you're right about the ACEN accreditation. Good to know about the MSN option. Hopefully my school will get the ACEN accreditation. I still have to finish my senior year of high school and then after that I'll have one year of pre-requisites before I'll be considered for the Nursing program so there is still time.

    Being a former CPT/66T, I would imagine you know quite a bit about nursing in the military. Is there a particular branch that deploys more than the others or provides more medical support overseas? Obviously, I would prefer the Navy, but I am open to the other branches if there are more direct support options overseas.
    I think Air Force deployments are shorter - maybe 6 months vs. the typical 9 months in the Army. But the Air Force nurses, from what I understand, are placed in a rotation schedule where they might deploy every couple of years if they are needed. A friend who worked ICU in the Air Force deployed twice while I was active duty where I only deployed once. Deployments are more rare these days, but stuff is always changing.
  2. by   Fitz31
    NavyER would you mind answering some questions I have about experienced nurses. I'm an ADN in critical care with TNCC and CCRN. I'm working on BSN. Will navy nurse Corp count my experience or will.they make me work med/surg. Thank you in advance.
  3. by   Duffy27
    A note about the nursing school accreditation... I was also confused about the ACEN and CCNE requirement but I just spoke to my Nurse Corps recruiter today and he told me that the Navy will accept either one for a direct commission as a nurse. The school I'm going to hopefully be attending this Spring holds the ACEN accreditation so I wanted to make sure I could apply for the Navy when I was done.
  4. by   Chuckleface
    Quote from Duffy27
    A note about the nursing school accreditation... I was also confused about the ACEN and CCNE requirement but I just spoke to my Nurse Corps recruiter today and he told me that the Navy will accept either one for a direct commission as a nurse. The school I'm going to hopefully be attending this Spring holds the ACEN accreditation so I wanted to make sure I could apply for the Navy when I was done.
    Good to know. My school has recently applied for CCNE accreditation and are currently a new applicant. Hopefully they will get it.
  5. by   Duffy27
    As long as your school gets the accreditation, I'd give the NCP a shot. Even if they don't get the accreditation in time for you to apply for the NCP, you can still apply for a direct accession as a Navy nurse. I'm in that boat since I already have my bachelors degree in another field and will be going through my ASN program and taking some BSN courses at the same time.

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