Military vs civilian nursing curicculum? - page 2

All, I'm a 91W in the reserves planning my next career move as I approach 60 college credits. I have been to a civillian nursing program but found the dominance of psychosocial curicculum to be... Read More

  1. by   mwbeah
    Quote from Weebils-Wobble
    Thanks for the link,

    Since I have more school to do, an age waiver is the thing.

    Everything I've seen says that the Guard can only waive up to 35 y/o for a commission. A warrant officer goes up to 46(I'm 44)but you must complete WOCS before 46. I wouldn't be offered a commission until completing the BSN. That's at least 3 years from my credits now if I could get an online ADN.

    If there were such thing as an online ADN that would take my first semester for credit, I could get that done. All one has to do for the program is get accepted to an RN-BSN with <24 months to complete with 36 months service left.

    I have plenty of service left, my APFT scores are good(220s right now), I have some awards, My chain would write glorius LORs and I have the mental capacity to endure an accelerated program. The fact that the age waiver would be difficult to count on would make it impractical I think.
    For nurses, the age limit for entrance (as BSN) is I believe 47. I will google that later and get back to you.

  2. by   mwbeah
    To qualify for an appointment as an Officer in the Army Nurse Corps, you must:

    • Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned Officer
    • Be a United States citizen or have a permanent visa
    • Have an associate's degree in nursing or a three-year nursing diploma or a bachelor of science in nursing for Reserve; have a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing for Active Duty
    • Have a valid, unrestricted RN license
    • Be 21-46 years of age

    If you're an Army, Active Duty Enlisted Soldier in any MOS, you may qualify for the Army Medical Department's Enlisted Commissioning Program. You could attend college in a full-time status to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing and be commissioned as Second Lieutenant upon attending Officer Basic Course (OBC).

    • You must have a minimum of three years (may be waived) and a maximum of 10 years (may be waived) active federal service at the time of commissioning and degree completion
    • You must be able to complete your degree within 24 calendar months of beginning the program
    • You'll receive full pay and allowances and you may even be promoted while attending the program
    • The Army pays for tuition, books and mandatory fees for up to 24 months of schooling
    • Active Duty service obligation is three years
    • Must be able to meet commissioning requirements as outlined in AR135-100 and AR135-101