Quote from Waiting_28
Hello all, I am a new member here and find the information very helpful. I completed my application for the Army Nurse Candidate program and it will go to board March 17. My recruiter has told me that I could possibly hear something that day or within the next couple of days regarding their decision. Is this true? Do they really make decisions that quickly? Also, she told me that the quota for nurses for the year is getting full, however, she mentioned that this does not usually affect ANCP applicants. Has anyone heard the same? I am excited about becoming an Army nurse and hope all of this works out. Thanks for everything!
All this talk of ANC filling up has me a bit worried... I am sure that many are turning to the Military due to the state of the economy, but I was under the impression that there were major shortages predicted into 2013 or beyond...
I understand that a lot of nurses will separate after their initial obligation is fulfilled (and they receive there bonus/LRP), and that current Med /Surge nurses will be moving up to take their place, opening slots for new grad nurses but, I can't help but worry for my chances to get in in the future.
I still have three years left in my BSN, and have been planning on this career path for some time now. I would like to do the LRP as it will offer me more compensation than the ANCP. However, if getting a commission is becoming more difficult, and the ANCP is a more assured way of getting in, then I may have to reconsider this avenue... even if it places more of a financial burden on me.
I can't imagine being a nurse anywhere else but in the Army, and have been planning to finish out my career in that capacity, so for personal reasons, I hope that this is only a passing predicament (on the other hand I realize that full staffing is a good thing for the Army and the soldiers that need the care).
A lot of you have been waiting for orders and what not.... well, I know how you feel... still waiting to even apply