I am a single 21-year-old male, graduating with my BSN in December 2012, and I plan to take the NCLEX-RN exam in January or February 2013. I recently spoke to a recruiter about my interest in becoming an AirForce nurse. Does anyone know what months the NTP board meets in 2013? My recruiter told me that we should get started on my application in March, but I would just like to get a headstart and know what kind of information goes into an application package.
I have seen other boards about the USAF and NTP here, and all of them have been really helpful. I was just wondering if there were others out there who were planning on applying this upcoming year--2013--as well? I have no nursing experience aside from school, but my overall GPA is around 3.8 and I meet the physical requirements. I hope to work Med/Surg. I eventually want to become a Flight Nurse or Family Nurse Practitioner, or both!
Is there anyone who can offer advice on what I should expect and on how competitive it is to be accepted into COT/NTP? What are my chances compared to everyone else? I'm very excited for this opportunity, and I would like to gather as much information as I can from your guys' points of view, as well as my recruiter's. I must have looked at the USAF website and through these forums hundreds of times, but I want more perspectives! Please tell me your stories. And if you are also applying for 2013, let me know how you are doing.