Reserve RN

  1. 0 Can someone tell me about reserve? I haven't ASN looking to start classes this spring for BSN but I've heard reserve will take u as ASN n help u work toward BSN
    TIA
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    About StillsmilingRN

    Joined Jul '12; Posts: 32; Likes: 3.

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  3. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    Per my research on the Army, Navy, and USAF websites, the Nurse Corps will only take BSNs. BSN is required for both Active Duty and Reserve nurse officers. A few years ago the Army Reserve used to take ASN but no more. They now require a BSN and 6 months of nursing experience.

    Also, see short article written by Lunah regarding general requirements for each branch: http://allnurses.com/government-mili...ry-647549.html
    Last edit by Enthused RN on Jan 4, '13 : Reason: extra word deleted
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    I should have added - it might be worth it to still talk to a recruiter. There are programs for students that you repay any money/benefits received through a certain number of years of active duty service, not reserve service. I heard these programs are highly competitive. Look through the threads on AN and think about contacting health care recruiters in the branch(es) you are interested in.
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    Thank I was thinking the same thing cuz I culdnt find ne thing in the website. My life long dream has been to serve either AF or Army. I'm worried I'm getting to old, I won't be able to apply for FY2014 bc I won't be done w my BSN n I'm 32 this yr
  6. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    I don't think the age will be a barrier. The USAF website says they take people between 18-48 (Joining the Air Force: Commissioned Officer Overview - airforce.com) depending on the field so you have more than a decade to get going; however, I think I understand where you're coming from. I feel like I'm getting old too.
  7. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from StillsmilingRN
    Thank I was thinking the same thing cuz I culdnt find ne thing in the website. My life long dream has been to serve either AF or Army. I'm worried I'm getting to old, I won't be able to apply for FY2014 bc I won't be done w my BSN n I'm 32 this yr
    You won't be too old. I didn't commission until I was 38.


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