[QUOTE=Tanker;2088177]I am in the process of applying to the Army Nurse Corps (been accepted
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I am in the process of applying to the Army Nurse Corps (been accepted by ANC and now awaiting the waiver process). I was talking with a friend who joined last year and she indicates that promotion from CPT to MAJ is now taking about 10 years. Can anyone comment on that? I know that you are eligible WAY before 10 years. I was looking at 4-6 years TIG for MAJ. Are my glasses rose colored? BTW, they have indicated that I would come in as O-3 per Branch (I have 20 yrs prior mil experience and retired as O-2E).
I do not know the "true" timeline due to everyone being different but, would really think that each case is different. Some nurses access in as Captains. You have 20 years experience, your friend has been in for one. I would choose your knowledge and experience regarding military progression through the ranks than hers, any day! Possibly this will be of some help?
According to the link at the bottom of my post, the progression from Captain to Major is five years. However, if someone accesses in as a 2LT then for them the progression from 2LT to Maj is indeed listed as 10 years.
edit again: I see that as an 0-3 you would be one year away from captain, so for you the progression from commission to Major would be six years total, (maximum, right?)
The Army Nurse Corps Life Cycle Model provides a reference to the many options available and identifies the approximate time frame in a career when possible positions match your needs.
All assignments are referenced to:
years in service and rank
capitalize on effective integration of all components of practice:
The life-cycle model can be found here, (and is a loose guideline):