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Air Force NTP 2014


Hello guys! I've been reading all the Air Force nursing posts and threads for a few months now, but it doesn't seem like there's been much activity on people applying this July for NTP. I'm just looking for other people who've applied and are twiddling their thumbs like me!! Anyone out there applying for the NTP and not COT?!

jfratian, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 8 years experience.

I'm not applying, but just FYI: every nurse who didn't do ROTC has to do COT.

New grads (

Experienced nurses nurses only do COT before reporting to their first base.

I know, I meant to say FQ but some people have just been referring to FQ as COT. I'm looking for people applying to NTP, not FQ

Hello Guys!

I'm also applying to the NTP Board for July 2014. Camo-angel, I have also been trying to keep tabs on the military threads. Seems like there's a lot less ruckus this year compared to the previous ones for the selection board.

Finally, someone else who is applying this July! Just curious what you have heard from your recruiter. Any idea on when you think we will hear something? Have you already graduated, or are you graduating soon? Let me know anything further about the selection year.

I just graduated. Taking the NCLEX soon. The only thing my recruiter told me, is the selection board convenes sometime in July. Based upon last years USAF NTP thread, people found out early August whether or not they were 1.) Select, 2.) Alternate, or 3.) Non-Select.

As for logistics, I really have no clue how many applicants they are selecting this year. If its similar to last year, I'm guessing around 35 again. This military downsizing definitely isn't friendly to our odds, but it's definitely worth the shot. Have you guys heard any of the info for this year?

My recruiter told me today that they were meeting this week. Possibly starting today and that we should know by the end of this month. Anybody else hear that? Just curious, anyone else with prior military experience? I have 9 1/2 years as a nickel rescue swimmer. Do they accept new students, I have read so many different things. I have no idea what to expect.

This NTP selection board is meant for any nurse with less than 6 months of RN-BSN experience. As opposed to the Fully Qualified (FQ) selection board which is meant for experienced nurses.

I definitely think prior military experience is a huge plus. They do accept new graduate nurses to this selection board --- But they definitely need something in their application to stand out.

I'm graduating in August and applied for the NTP. My recruiter mentioned he hopes to be notified about selection status sometime in the beginning of August. Good luck everyone!

I have my associates degree, 8 years experience in pcu/tele., home health, iv therapy. I am starting my BSN soon.

Would they accept me prior to getting my BSN? I want to get my fnp training in Air Force.

You have to be finishing your bsn in less than a year.

Hi! I applied for the NTP this year. Do you already have experience as an RN? I am graduating this month and would need to complete 5 weeks of COT before starting the NTP. I do know the board met on July 8th and my recruiter was hoping to receive results by July 28th. Have you heard anything yet?

Yes, my recruiter said they met on the eighth also and that we should know by the end of the month. I have nine and half years experience as a Navy rescue swimmer, and two years experience in the hospital as an aid, but nothing as a RN. I have also been doing nursing research for a year. I graduate in December and would report for training in February if excepted. Just curious, if anybody else wants to share their information. Just looking at how the candidates are shaping up. I should finish with a 3.95 and a couple of honor societies. Hopefully, that'll be enough :-) good luck everybody!

Also, is anybody else going to be putting in a bucket for the Navy? There is are due in September with a board meeting in October. I hear they take nearly double with the Air Force takes for new grads.

Yay for more people! So my recruiter told me the Board met July 8 and decisions are supposed to be out July 28th but that's if they're on time and all. I graduate in December and I don't have nursing experience or prior military. My husband is in the Army, getting out in less than a year so I know how military works but not as much Air Force specific. My GPA will likely be a 3.8 cumulative when I graduate, I was a Student Nurses Association Officer for one year, hoping to be an SNA cohort rep this last semester, tons and tons of volunteer experience and 5k's for different causes like breast cancer, physically fit and able to pass a PT test, 2 or 3 honor societies including a nursing one, and I've been working as a Health Care Officer at a Girl Scout Camp all summer taking care of 160 girls plus 55 staff each week. Married but no kids so no issues moving and deploying.

I've been told there are around 35 slots for Med-surg this year and usually 200-300 people apply. However I'm thinking there will be less people applying this year due to the new GPA requirement. My recruiter said he lost a lot of candidates due to it.

I did not know about a GPA requirement? What is it, this is the first year for that? I think you're volunteer work will definitely help! That'll set you apart from others and will make you look good even though you don't have prior military. Sounds like you got a lot of good things going for you! Hopefully were there together.

Thank you! I was just thinking that your prior experience would give you a boost, not to mention a rocking GPA! The GPA requirement is a 3.4. I'm not sure if there was one before but my recruiter sent out an email a couple months ago about it. It might have been a 3.0 prior to this year, but I know the 3.4 messed up some people because it wasn't announced to candidates until a lot had already started the process/packet. Hopefully this will be our year though!!

I hope so!!! Keep me posted on things you hear, and I'll do the same :)