NCP - Do you get commissioned at BSN graduation?

  1. 0 As a member of NCP, do you get commissioned at your BSN school graduation? or do you get commissioned after passing NCLEX? or do you get commissioned at ODS?

    Thank you.
  2. Visit  The Tiki profile page

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  3. Visit  PalmHarborMom profile page
    I am in the process of applying to NCP and am also prior service. Here is my understanding of the process. Once accepted, you can be commissioned the day that you graduate. BUT you do not start your active service until after you pass the NCLEX. So when you leave for ODS, you are a official active duty, commissioned officer.
  4. Visit  Rob J profile page
    PalmHarborMom is correct, nurses are direct commission officers which means you are commissioned prior to leaving for ODS. When I was signing my papers for the NCP and enlisting there was a recently graduated NCP student that was being commissioned. He had already passed the NCLEX and was leaving for ODS in about a month.
  5. Visit  DSchulte99 profile page
    NCP students do not commission till AFTER you pass NCLEX, people were getting to ODS and duty stations without their license.
  6. Visit  HM2Doc profile page
    You don't receive a commissioning until after you have passed the NCLEX. You do not start getting paid as an active duty service member until your report to ODS. You do not get official orders to your duty station and ODS until a week or two after passing the NCLEX.

    Source: the NCP website, and the NCP program manager.
  7. Visit  DSchulte99 profile page
    I got my orders two days after passing boards and went to ODS a week after.

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