New Here, and seeking info

  1. Hey all,

    I'm currently researching grants/scholarships available for nursing school (and particularly for male nurses).

    Here's my story.

    I'm currently on active duty as an officer with the US Navy. I was in flight school in Pensacola, FL and I'm now getting out of the Navy as a result of a new policy called IRAD (involuntary release from active duty) because the Navy basically has too many officers for its budget. I just picked a bad time to decide I wanted to be an Intelligence officer instead of an aviator, asked for a transfer, got an honorable discharge instead.

    I got my bachelor's degree in English at the University of Rochester in NY. I am now going to be moving back to Rochester, where I plan on enrolling in their Accelerated Bachelor's Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN), after I complete the prerequisites at a community college.

    I was also a volunteer EMT both at school and for a local volunteer ambulance, which I really loved. This is one of the main reasons I have chosen to get into nursing rather than join the ranks of military-corporate transitions. I want to help people. I don't want an 8-5 monday-friday job in some office!
    Last edit by AnthonyD on Jun 4, '04
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Good luck...we need more nurses!
  4. by   suzanne4
    Welcome and good luck with your schooling.....................
  5. by   prmenrs
    It might not hurt to ask the Navy if they'd pay for it. What's the worst thing they could say?
  6. by   AnthonyD
    Quote from prmenrs
    It might not hurt to ask the Navy if they'd pay for it. What's the worst thing they could say?
    Unfortunately it's a bit too late for that. I could check with the reserves I suppose, however they generally don't pay.
  7. by   need2be
    Hi, I am from Rochester. That sounds like a good program that the U of R has. Are you planning on going to Mcc for your prereq? If you need to take anatomy and physiology be prepared for a wait list to get into these classes. I just finished anatomy this month and I know that there were 40 people on the list when the semester began. I am taking physiology starting on Monday and I heard there were like 60 people on that wait list. With your emt experience you should try and get a pct job at strong and I think after a year you can go to school there for free. I have a name of a nurse recruiter there that maybe able to help you. Let me know if you want her # and name. good luck
  8. by   AnthonyD
    Hey, thanks for the info! Yeah I am planning on doing the pre-reqs at MCC, and I am currently looking into pct jobs at Highland and Strong so that by the time I am ready to start the BSN program I should have that one year of employment done and they will pay for tuition.

    I won't be actually in Rochester until the 15th of June, so I plan on talking to the nurse recruiter at strong around that time. If you could give me her contact info that would be great!

    Thanks for your help, I'm sure we'll be in touch.

    ~Anthony


    Quote from need2be
    Hi, I am from Rochester. That sounds like a good program that the U of R has. Are you planning on going to Mcc for your prereq? If you need to take anatomy and physiology be prepared for a wait list to get into these classes. I just finished anatomy this month and I know that there were 40 people on the list when the semester began. I am taking physiology starting on Monday and I heard there were like 60 people on that wait list. With your emt experience you should try and get a pct job at strong and I think after a year you can go to school there for free. I have a name of a nurse recruiter there that maybe able to help you. Let me know if you want her # and name. good luck
    Last edit by AnthonyD on Jun 5, '04
  9. by   need2be
    [I sent you a message.
    QUOTE=Navy-to-Nurse]Hey, thanks for the info! Yeah I am planning on doing the pre-reqs at MCC, and I am currently looking into pct jobs at Highland and Strong so that by the time I am ready to start the BSN program I should have that one year of employment done and they will pay for tuition.

    I won't be actually in Rochester until the 15th of June, so I plan on talking to the nurse recruiter at strong around that time. If you could give me her contact info that would be great!

    Thanks for your help, I'm sure we'll be in touch.

    ~Anthony[/QUOTE]

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