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I just received word that I was not selected for the AF Nurse Corps NTP program. I was absolutely shocked. I have been told all this time that my packet looked great and that I definitely should... Read More

  1. by   JazzyT
    I am so sorry to hear this. I just did not realize that it was this difficult to get into nurse corps. Just remember what Gen said. It took her three times. We musn't give up if this is our dream. In regards to your question, I don't know too much about the decision making process, so don't know if they have ever changed their minds after the fact.

    Have you thought about other avenues (other branches or the USPHS)? I know I have been really researching the USPHS. Am still waiting on a call from a recruiter...may have to call them back again. That is one route I am considering.

    Keep us posted on what you find out...could be interesting.
  2. by   kookinitreal
    Quote from JazzyT
    I just received word that I was not selected for the AF Nurse Corps NTP program. I was absolutely shocked. I have been told all this time that my packet looked great and that I definitely should have no problem getting in (passed MEPS, interview went well, high GPA). This is the reason they gave me for not being selected: There were over 250 applicants and the ones they chose for the NTP program graduate this December. I graduate in May. If I had known that I never would have had a chance, then I wouldn't have applied. I feel like I wasted all these months for nothing. If they would have told me that they prefer December graduates over May graduates, then I would have been a little more prepared about possibly not being accepted, but to tell you the truth that never crossed my mind and it was never mentioned. I thought they looked at the whole package, not just when someone graduated. My gut feeling also tells me I am not being told the whole reason, but maybe I am reading into it. I don't know.

    I am sorry this is so long, but I have been so upset over this and feel like my world was turned upside down. I was told that I could reapply next year and go in as a new RN but I think I have to work for six months before I would be considered. I really don't know what I am going to do at this point.

    Navy has better duty stations.
  3. by   jane123
    Hello,
    I would like it if you could forward my address as well I am one class away from my BSN and I am seriously considerig USPHS. email address
    rujane2001@yahoo.com



    Quote from wtbcrna
    Jazzy if their is something particular you want to know about USPHS I will forward it on to the two USPHS officers I go to school with.

    Good Luck!

    Graduation is just around the corner! I wish I could say the same thing we have already lost two students one of them this week, and we still have two more years to go....
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from mommy3k
    Well, my recruiter just called and said I was non-select.
    However, he qualified that with something about they are trying to get it changed because of extenuating circumstances, and not to give up hope just yet.
    Not sure what to think. Has anyone ever heard of them changing their decision after the fact?
    Hello,
    Yes, I was non select twice and after the second time we did not change a thing in my packet, merely resubmitted it. I was selected on the resubmit.

    Do not give up hope. Sometimes it can be a factor not related to you but, some other glitzch or technicality. So, continue to resubmit.

    My preceptor worked on her packet for TWO years before being selected. Hang in there.
    Gen
  5. by   mommy3k
    Thanks Gen.
    Guess what? My recruiter called today. Not super good news, but not bad either.

    He said he heard a rumor (just a rumor at this point) that they are trying to get additional funds re-allocated for NTP candidates since they had to turn away so many during November. He also said they have cancelled the January board and that may be because they plan to offer some commissions to some of us not selected during November.

    All sounds really speculative to me, but I guess I'll take it for now.

    You all have a wnderful Christmas and New Year!

    Chantal
  6. by   fmrnicumom
    Good luck! I hope you receive good news soon. Please keep us posted!

    Tiffany
  7. by   The Little Greek
    Quote from mommy3k
    Thanks Gen.
    Guess what? My recruiter called today. Not super good news, but not bad either.

    He said he heard a rumor (just a rumor at this point) that they are trying to get additional funds re-allocated for NTP candidates since they had to turn away so many during November. He also said they have cancelled the January board and that may be because they plan to offer some commissions to some of us not selected during November.

    All sounds really speculative to me, but I guess I'll take it for now.

    You all have a wnderful Christmas and New Year!

    Chantal
    Hi mommy3k,

    I just got back from my recruiter's office. I was signing my paperwork that was supposed to go before the January board. She informed me that the January board IS in fact canceled. She did not know why exactly, but it sounds promising for you. I of course was disappointed because I was looking forward to hearing something in January but she said the next board is February 1st so that's not all that far off. Anyway, I wish the best for you and I'll be crossing my fingers!

    Happy holidays!
  8. by   JazzyT
    I too received a call from my recruiter. He stated the same thing...that they may be getting another NTP selection board together; however, he told me it would be for next summer. I will try to get more details and get back with you...
  9. by   The Little Greek
    Anyone heard any news about the January board cancellation? My recruiter has been out of the office so I haven't heard anything new. The NTP doesn't apply to me, but it certainly affects my application process. January is going to be a very long month!

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