So I'm currently nearing the end of my second semester of nursing school
with three more semesters to go. I will be graduating in May 2013. I've talked to my local Air Force health professions recruiter and he informed me that the next NTP board will be late summer 2012. I was under the impression that you can apply if you are within 365 days of graduation, but the recruiter told me that I would only be able to submit my packet if the NTP board was in fall 2012 or spring 2013 and that I would not be able to apply for the one in summer 2012. Is he right that I won't be able to apply for the one in summer 2012 even though I will be within 365 days of graduation? Are there any recruiters on here that can clear this up for me? Or maybe an Air Force NTP applicant? Thanks!
Jan 28, '12
Hey everybody!So I graduated in Dec 2011 with a BSN and just found out I passed the NCLEX. My plan all along has been to apply for the Air Force NTP after graduation. My recruiter tells me the next board is in July 2012, which looks like the same info many of you are getting. I'm interested in how many applicants will be applying to the July 2012 board, and what their qualifications are...you know...GPA, years of prior service, work experience...stuff like that. I have no idea how much of that really matters...my recruiter tells me that the NTP board members rely heavily upon the Chief Nurse Interview results that are submitted with each applicants package...so who knows. I think I'd just really like to know who I'll potentially be competing with or even better getting selected and going to COT with.
. So I'll start...~BSN 2011. ~Board certified, NCLEX complete. ~Licensed RN in Idaho. ~GPA 3.5 overall (3.7 nursing). ~11 years prior active duty enlisted USAF. ~3 years USAF Reserve during BSN. ~Currently working full time on 11-bed ICU step-down unit. ~36 yrs old, no age/health/whatever waivers. I'd really like to hear from others out there!
Last edit by LN75 on Jan 28, '12
Feb 3, '12
Quote from CVA311
UCAFblue, I'm glad that everything worked out for you! I started talking to a recruiter last summer, and he said I couldn't apply until July '12. When I called the office in November, he wasn't there anymore, and my new recruiter was giving me a lot better information.
What do you mean by essay? Is that the CV? I just haven't heard about it.
My experience was similar - I had been talking to a recruiter back in the summer of 2011 as well and he was the one telling me I wouldn't be able to apply, and then in December/January a new recruiter replaced him and he has been a lot more helpful than the other one. I agree with LN75 that it is frustrating to hear differing info from all of the recruiters. I guess in the end you just have to trust your recruiter and not pay too much attention to what other recruiters are saying. The essay I'm talking about is just the nine questions. My recruiter always refers to it as an essay, so I always seem to call it that. What does CV stand for?
Last edit by UCAFblue on Feb 3, '12