AECP question

  1. Hello,
    I am an active duty army.
    Currently a 68Q pharmacy specialist.
    I'm thinking to change my career path to nursing.
    If I switch to 68C will there be service obligation as 68C?
    For example if I finish 68C course will I be able to apply to any commissioning program right away? or are there few years before I can get to that.
    Thank you
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  3. by   dianah
    Moved to Government/Military Nursing, hopefully someone here will be able to answer your questions.
  4. by   jeckrn
    A 68C is an enlisted MOS so no you will not get a commission. If you are talking about going the ACEP route you will earn your BSN then become a 2LT. There is an ADSO for using the ACEP program.
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    68C = LPN/LVN = enlisted MOS

    66H = med/surg RN = officer AOC (requires BSN degree)
  6. by   fpemvjs
    I am sorry I should have made it more clear.
    I am debating which route to start my nursing career.
    I have option to reclass to 68C which is an year long vs AECP to become a BSN which is 2 years.
    I meet all the requirements for 68C and can submit my paper works and guaranteed to go school.
    Whereas AECP I still have few pre-req needs to be completed also it is not a guaranteed after I apply.
    What I am trying figure out is if there is any MOS obligation as 68C, if there isn't might as well go 68C and do AECP feel like this way I am not risking wasting years waiting to get picked up also I will have experience as a nurse.
  7. by   Pixie.RN
  8. by   jeckrn
    You need to speak with your career consular.
  9. by   fpemvjs
    Thank you this is the answer I needed.