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 the military. So I've been looking into the Navy Nursing Corps and I have a few questions.
1. Do nurses in the Navy deploy on ships?
2. If not, are they in field hospitals?
3. How often are deployments. (I would be willing to volunteer for deployment.)
4. Which sub-specialty in nursing is deployed the most?
I wish I could give more information about which sub-specialty I'm interested in working, but I simply don't know yet. I'm hoping that will be made more clear when I'm in nursing school
doing clinical rotations.
Thanks for any information.
Oct 23, '17
From what it looks like on the website of my school, the nursing program there is only accredited by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. (Just scroll down to the bottom Accreditation | Bob Jones University
I sent an email to my admission counselor and asked if it's accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, or at least accepted by the Secretary of Education. Still waiting to hear back.
Last edit by Chuckleface on Oct 23, '17
Oct 23, '17
I want to say that all of them require either ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accreditation. In theory, if you were to continue online for an MSN degree (something non-clinical that would be a little faster) that has the accreditation, that would work. I think the Navy is the only one that specifies CCNE; the others accept ACEN or CCNE. I would think that since your prospective school has regional and state accreditation, it is likely to be successful in seeking ACEN accreditation as well.
Last edit by Pixie.RN on Oct 24, '17