Want to be a Navy Nurse - page 2

Hi, I'm new here and didn't know whether this was the forum to ask me questions. I graduated in 2005 with a non-nursing degree, but now I'm thinking of getting my nursing degree here in... Read More

  1. by   Lisa131
    Quote from Rme4life
    for the army side, the reason you have to take the asvab when you apply to the ancp program is because when you apply to this scholarship program, they actually put you in the IRR as a PFC. this is only for payment purposes, but in doing so, you must follow all of the rules for joining on the enlisted side and the officer side. i had to not only take the asvab, i had to have waivers for several things on the enlisted side that i would not have needed on the officer side. i do not know what the navy is doing with their scholarship program.
    Thanks Rme4life... that makes sense about the payment purposes. I'm just glad I didn't have to take that long test again! Thank you highschool!
  2. by   Blessed2BANurse
    Quote from DanznRN
    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS NAVY, DON'T GO TAKE THE ASVAB!!!! As stated above if you want to be a nurse, then you will be an OFFICER in the Navy. DO NOT LET THE RECRUITER TALK YOU INTO ANYTHING LESS!!!! Cancel your appointment and seek out a nursing recruiter, if you have trouble let me know and I'll get you the information. PLEASE, do not go to your appointment, actually don't call them back. I have seen them do this a few times before, try to bring you in enlisted so you can work on your nursing degree. That's BS, tell them you want to speak to a nursing recruiter, this person is not one, and you want information on the NCP (Nurse Candidate Program). Let us know what's going on.

    LCDR(s) Dan

    Thanks for that posting. I have two Bachelor's degrees including my BSN in Nursing. A recruiter in Dallas was trying HARD to force me to make an appointment with him so I can take the ASVAB. He said if I passed it well enough he would send my name to an officer recruiter, but not until I take the ASVAB. I'm trying to become a Navy Nurse Officer. I seem to get the run around with these enlisted recruiters- I'm not even going that route. Any advice?
  3. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from Blessed2BANurse
    Thanks for that posting. I have two Bachelor's degrees including my BSN in Nursing. A recruiter in Dallas was trying HARD to force me to make an appointment with him so I can take the ASVAB. He said if I passed it well enough he would send my name to an officer recruiter, but not until I take the ASVAB. I'm trying to become a Navy Nurse Officer. I seem to get the run around with these enlisted recruiters- I'm not even going that route. Any advice?
    Live Chat: Navy.com

    Try the email listed at the bottom of the chat page, and ask for healthcare/nursing recruiter in the Dallas area. Make sure that you tell them you are BSN.

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