Bsn to corpsman?


I am a new graduate bsn nurse and its always been my dream to be in the military. But the process and space availability for nurses in the military isn't what I expected to be. I already Turned in my application for the airforce, but even the recruiter told me there's a very slim chance I get accepted due to the sheer number of applicants. And to navy turned me down because im suppoused to have at least 3 months of experience.So my question is, is it possible to enter the navy in a corpsman position and then request a commision,or would is just be better to get the experience in the civilian world and try again?

Sorry for the lOng question, thank you

nurse2033, MSN, RN

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Don't do this. Yes its possible, but no guarantee, and it will set you back years. Think of it from the Navy perspective. Why would they spend a bunch of money to train you as a corpsman and then release you to train again to be a nurse officer? You need nursing experience, get that first.

Has 10 years experience.

I'll tag onto this and agree one hundred percent.

Once you enlist, there's also no guarantee you'll ever be selected for a commission, either, and competition is equally stiff if not more so.

Go in with something they're looking for, even if competition's tight. Don't let an enlisted recruiter talk you into enlisted.