I am a 41yr old BSN student that is in the process of applying for the Nurse Candidate Program. I understand that gaining entry into the program is VERY competitive and have a few questions. Currently, the recruiter has submitted paperwork to ensure that my age will not be a problem. I am interested in knowing about the process of applying. What should I expect to need to get my package ready to be submitted?
Also, I'm not sure how they decide which nurses get accepted or not... So here's my info
GPA 3.9 University of South Florida
4yrs Active Duty prior Enlisted- Aviation Electricians Mate
41yrs old and in great shape so weight or fitness will not be an issue
Will be doing clinicals at a major VA hospital
Also will be applying to the VALOR program with the VA to get more experience while
Married- husband is retired enlisted
Any advice for questions to ask???
Also, I want to go either overseas or Bethesda as my first duty station. I am concerned about Bethesda because of the area. If I am commissioned directly after graduation, my son will be a Junior in highschool. So, how is Bethesda for families? How are the schools?
Would references from professors that are retired officers look better in my package?
I know these are alot of questions. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!