I just have a few (maybe a lot) of questions about this program. I don't want to get too wrapped up with the counselors here at the Ed Center because I am about to PCS within the next week, so I figured what better way than to post on this forum for questions and advice ((:
Little background info. I'm currently an A1C stationed stateside about to go OCONUS. I put on SrA in March of 2013 (I'm not planning on applying anyways until the 2014 board, assuming there is one.) So I have the whole minimum rank out of the way. Here are my main questions:
1) I know you need 59 credits of graded coursework (including the following psych, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, chem, nutrition, and stats). Do the other courses in those graded semester hours need to be anything specific or pertaining to an RN degree?? I'm enlisted comm and spent the last year working on my CCAF for IS Management. I haven't finished my CCAF so I figured I could use the generals I had transcripts for to put towards those 59 hours (public speaking, psych, management classes, math, history, etc) I don't want to start at ground zero, because I have little to none "science-y" type classes. I haven't taken any cleps for these so they should count, right?
2) Once you get accepted into a school AND selected for the program, do you have any affiliation to the military after that? I know I would still technically be "in" but do I need to pt test everyone 1-2 years/etc? I don't mind, I've always been curious about that
3) This is a whole nother discussion in itself, but any chance of anyone being mil to mil and complete NECP? My husband is a weaponsloader and it's been hard researching for nursing programs by bases that he can go to(unless we want to be separated.) Wondering how that impacted your school searching/choices/decisions. He also wants to commission so we are looking into applying to different programs at the same time so we could possibly be separated only once rather than twice if we both went at different times.
Any other tips and advice you could give me would be great. There's a 33 page thread floating around here that I've been searching through for answers but it's taking me a little while to get through haha thanks!!