Navy Nurse Timeline

  1. Hello all,
    what did your timeline look like from starting the application process to finding out if you were accepted? Mine looks like this so far
    July 2018 spoke with recruiter
    August 2018 most paperwork completed along with interviews
    September 2018 MEPS physical and passed same day
    Ocrober 2018 references and licensing info at CCPD/BUMED. My stuff is still here. I'm desperately trying to find out if it will be finished before the Nov 15 board.
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  3. by   pyrat_rob
    I am not sure if this is relevant for you as I applied as a student to the Navy Nurse Candidate Program, but I did my physical over the summer and turned in my packet in August. My recruiter contacted me on Nov 1st to let me know I have been accepted to the program and I just need to sign paperwork. I would imagine it may be different for those that are already licensed RNs.
  4. by   Shaycb7
    Thanks for your reply. Good luck! My recruiter isn't the best communicator so I'm trying to see what everyone else's experiences have been.
  5. by   Shaycb7
    Well my credentialing person was out sick all last week so that was a big delay. I'll miss the November board but stuff happens. At least I know why it's been taking a while. Crossing fingers there is a board in December.
  6. by   Shaycb7
    Well my credentialing person was out sick all last week so that was a big delay. I'll miss the November board but stuff happens. At least I know why it's been taking a while. Crossing fingers there is a board in December.
  7. by   Shaycb7
    CCPD is done and said "I was found favorable for their office" and my recruiter will finish my package and send to the next board (January)
  8. by   mcaselogic
    My timeline is a bit all over the place since I was initially only applying to the Air Force which started back in October 2017. I'll only focus on Navy timeline, of course.

    Jan 2018 - MEPS (passed)
    Sept 2018 - contacted recruiter and sent all paperwork (since I had everything ready)
    October 2018 - re-inspect at MEPS (passed)
    November 2018 - CCPD passed

    Keep in mind, the physical for MEPS is valid for 2 years.
  9. by   Shaycb7
    What happened with the Air Force if you don't mind me asking?
  10. by   mcaselogic
    Well, the AF recruiter wanted me to go into flight nursing which initially I thought was pretty awesome but after a while I got uninterested. Plus I have a friend that's an AE medic stationed overseas and she actually doesn't like it. In addition to that, the AF recruiter didn't give me much info on anything. He only pushed me for clinical nursing which I really don't want. Finally yesterday, which I already knew, I was disqualified for flight nursing because of my height (I'm 5'0") Not even a waiver helped me. He called back and told me he was still going to try and look for a unit for me but I'm very meh about it. I kind of also applied to Army but it's my third choice - haven't really heard anything from them either. The only one that's really motivating me and is super helpful is Navy recruiter.
  11. by   Shaycb7
    Wow! I'm glad you have a good navy recruiter! Seems to make a huge difference.
  12. by   mcaselogic
    Extremely. I think the most important part of which branch someone choose will be how well the individual connects with the recruiter. I think it makes a major impact.
  13. by   Shaycb7
    My sister is currently in she has helped me so much. My recruiter has been helpful but the only reason I've gotten so far is because of her and her contacts.
  14. by   mcaselogic
    Well that certainly helps! I've been trying to apply to a branch since I graduated with my MSN back in 2014 and every time I'd called all the recruiters were so rude to me! I was always respectful and never annoying but wow, I could have done all this waaaay earlier. Guess things work on their own time!

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