How old is "too old" to get commissioned? - page 2

Hi everyone! I've gotten conflicting answers so I thought I'd try to get a few more ;) I am seriously debating about finishing my BSN and getting commissioned but, I'll be about 35 or 36 by the time... Read More

  1. by   north
    Getting in at 35 with a BSN might not be a problem. Once you hit 40 yrs old, they do an "over-40 physical" on you and the medical scrutiny gets a little tighter. In any case, you can't be on ANY medications of any kind to join the service. They will check your cholesterol and give you an ECG as well. At least this is what they told me. If you can get in before 40, that would be best. If you have to wait until 40 or older, the medical screen is tighter and your chances get a little slimmer.
  2. by   staugnurse
    It took 2 months for me to get approval from MEPS due to the scrutiny for over 40. I had to have a pap smear and Mammo.