Options for officer enlistment - page 2

by kawrn712

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Hello, I am a 1st year nursing student 32 yrs old and married with children. I was prior service in the Airforce in 1988, and was wondering if anyone knows if I am too old to go back in, as an officer, once I complete my BSN? If... Read More


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    and was wondering if anyone knows if I am too old to go back in, as an officer, once I complete my BSN?
    kawrn712,
    The facts. 42 years old for the Air Force, if you come in directly from college. It's called the NTP (Nurse Transition Program). The AF does take some specialities up to age 47. If you go enter after you complete your BSN then NTP can offer you 2 tracks to decide from, OB or Med/surge for starters. You are not too old, plus if for some ungodly reason you took 11 years to complete your BSN then they take your prior service time and minus off the years from your age which then would make you eligible again. Also, did you know you could enter in at a higher pay scale being PS? You can, and it can be quite substancial.

    Remember, the recruiting service changes their requirements and rules each year, so just stay informed via the AF websites.
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    Quote from tribe0701
    kawrn712,
    The facts. 42 years old for the Air Force, if you come in directly from college. It's called the NTP (Nurse Transition Program). The AF does take some specialities up to age 47. If you go enter after you complete your BSN then NTP can offer you 2 tracks to decide from, OB or Med/surge for starters. You are not too old, plus if for some ungodly reason you took 11 years to complete your BSN then they take your prior service time and minus off the years from your age which then would make you eligible again. Also, did you know you could enter in at a higher pay scale being PS? You can, and it can be quite substancial.

    Remember, the recruiting service changes their requirements and rules each year, so just stay informed via the AF websites.
    that is an odd age for the AF-42 yo, I have never heard of them accepting nurses at that age. Has that just come into effect?
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    [QUOTE=heatherbless]

    that is an odd age for the AF-42 yo, I have never heard of them accepting nurses at that age. Has that just come into effect?

    Those are just the age requirements. Don't know how long it has been in effect. But it is accurate, I know that.
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    Quote from tribe0701
    Those are just the age requirements. Don't know how long it has been in effect. But it is accurate, I know that.
    OK
    Last edit by Canan on Feb 11, '06
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    Check with your recruiter. However, I think they waive tons of stuff to get nurses in!
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    okay now i have a question, i'm 23 and will finish up my bsn by age 27. so what would i go in as? i understand a little, but please elaborate if you will. oh and do you have to the whole boot camp thing too? sorry if i sound silly, just curious. i grew up navy brat, and married navy (though we are divorced now). my younger brother is going in as an MP in the Army...just kinda looking at my options...also what is the pay for an officer...is it really worth it?
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    Quote from sprtbikegrlsv65
    okay now i have a question, i'm 23 and will finish up my bsn by age 27. so what would i go in as? i understand a little, but please elaborate if you will. oh and do you have to the whole boot camp thing too? sorry if i sound silly, just curious. i grew up navy brat, and married navy (though we are divorced now). my younger brother is going in as an MP in the Army...just kinda looking at my options...also what is the pay for an officer...is it really worth it?
    there are some great resources on the internet r/t pay, officer school etc. . .just do your research and you will be surprised of how much you can learn
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    The first thing that you should do is find a health care recruiter, they will have the latest and most updated information.
    I recently(on 4-4-04) was commissioned a 1LT in the Army Nurse Corps. I'm 39 years old and will turn 40 in May. In the army, you can be up to age 46 and still get commissioned, and I have 22 years of enlisted service.
    Still, talk with a recruiter, that is the first step.
    Good luck to you.


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