us army officer question

  1. i am a LPN in the state of missouri, im interested in joining the army, will i go in as an officer? or officer to be i guess, ?
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  3. by   lmacks4
    I believe that as an Lpn you can enlist as a 91wm6. However you atleast need to have your associates deg RN to become an officer in reserves and bsn active duty. This is my understanding of it anyway check on goarmy.com amedd site for more info...Hope this helps...
  4. by   wtbcrna
    Only RNs can become nurse corps officers. The Army did have some incentive programs for LPNs/LVNs when I looked into it a few years ago when I was getting my BSN.
  5. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from wtbcrna
    Only RNs can become nurse corps officers. The Army did have some incentive programs for LPNs/LVNs when I looked into it a few years ago when I was getting my BSN.
    The USAR is the only component that will allow ADNs direct commission into Nurse Corps. However, you must have BSN to be promotable to MAJ.

    LPNs are enlisted with the 91WM6 MOS. Not sure what you mean by, "officer to be"? I'd advise an LPN-RN mobilty track civilian program, or a BSN program, then apply for direct commission into Army Nurse Corps. I've heard rumor of an Army LPN-RN program, yet unable to lead you to a credible source.

    Good luck!

    - 1LT AN [USAR], BSN, RN
  6. by   Nurse Entrepreneur
    Depending upon your age, you may also qualify for an Army ROTC scholarship so that you can complete your BSN and earn your commission at the same time. Talk to an AMEDD recruiter or the ROTC cadre at your local university's Military Science program.

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