Hi, currently I am in school going for my ADN. I will graduate in December of this year. I plan to apply right away to a BSN program that starts in January. Their program only takes a year and it is all online and it is CCNE accredited. I plan to work while I am completing that. I am a prior enlisted sailor, and I loved my service in the Navy. I got out to pursue my nursing dream. I would love to get back in as a Nurse Corps Officer. Before reading through some of these forums, I didn't realize that the NCP could be such a huge process. I'm not sure I would even have enough time to apply. With that being said, I just have some questions on the process, and the criteria for selection.
1. A recruiter informed me that as soon as I get a selection letter to my BSN program, I can apply at any time. Is that correct? If not, when are the application dates?
2. The university that offers the BSN will open the application submission in September of 2013. The deadline is in October. I'm guessing I will find out if I got accepted in mid-October to November time frame. Will that even be enough time to apply for the NCP? As I said before, the program I am applying for is only a year long.
3. Currently I am in IRR status with the Navy Reserve as an enlisted member. Will that be beneficial when filling out paperwork?
4. What sort of paperwork is involved?
5. How competitive is the NCP?
6. Will my prior service give me an edge? Also, if I start working while I'm completing my BSN, that should help too, correct?
7. I seen their are boards for applying, what are some questions they may ask you, and how would you recommend preparing for them?
8. My husband is currently an active enlisted member in the Navy and we have a daughter. Will they work with me on co-locating us? My husband is an aircraft mechanic and works on F/A-18s. We are in florida now, but I know he can go back to Oceana easily. Is there a strong chance I can be stationed at Portsmouth?
It has been my ultimate dream to continue serving my country and being commissioned as a Nurse Corps officer. Any answers you may offer would be awesome and greatly appreciated. Thank you
Jul 14, '13
No one caught this, but I'm pretty sure they don't take online degree seeking students. I read it somewhere when I was doing research. I'll try to find a source.
i can't find it but from this thread it looks like it is possible
Navy NCP online/campus degree
Sorry, I don't mean to confuse you, but I swear I read it somewhere before that online degrees weren't accepted. If you find out, could you let me know as well because I'm curious now.
Last edit by inspiredbynavy on Jul 14, '13