Quote from Scooby-Dooby-Doo
May I ask why you left?
I'm currently active duty enlisted stationed in Guam with my ship homeported in Guam.
I got my BSN did some ICU and public health work and then enlisted as a gunner's mate. I spoke to the naval hospital nurses in the island and they told me that navy nurse Corps is dying for nurses and that me being 27, male and single and no dependents with some experience will be a good fit.
I'm nearing the end of my first and last enlistment with no intention of reenlisting but have thought about joining the nurse Corps after doing what I want to do when I leave the navy for say 4-5 years and then possibly come back into nurse Corps. I thought about the sabbatical program too. How likely would I be chosen with an NJP record? I went to captain's mast for 2 ucmj articles lol.
I left because I joined later in life (at 34), had my fun, but was ready to settle back down and not move around every few years. I'll admit I kind of miss it now.
Regarding your BSN - is it from an college in the USA? or is it from the Philippines? I ask because the Navy's Nurse Corps only recognizes BSNs from approved AMERICAN universities. I had many Filipinos try and get into the Nurse Corps because they had Filipino BSN's, but were not allowed entrance.
And regarding NJP's, I'm not sure how those are reflected in your service record when applying for a commission, but I'm sure it's not something they want to see on a resume. And I disagree that the Nurse Corps is "dying" for nurses. When I left, the Nurse Corps was 100% manned and highly competitive to get in. If you had substantial ICU experience (as an RN, not clinicals in school), then maybe you'd get a better look.
Also I'm not sure what you're referring to by "sabbatical program". Never heard of it.