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Hoping to be a Navy nurse

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by Louie_D Louie_D (New) New

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Hello this is my first time posting a question so excuse me for my grammer or punctuation mistakes.

As of right now im a 4th year nurse graduating next year may 2017. Currently studying in the Philippines, my college is accredited for the US. The question I'm trying to ask, is it better to work as a nurse for a couple years or will the navy accept a newly graduate from a foreign country? If they are willing to accept should I sign up as an officer or e-3?

I'm 22 right now so time isn't really an issue. But I would like to know if coming from a foreign college puts me at a disadvantage in becoming an officer. I'm also a dual citizens of both US and the Philippines.

Thank you for any help in answering my questions :)

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Hello Louie! I'm from the Philippines, too. I am also an American citizen. We're in the same boat. Just graduated last May 2015. Passed NCLEX last November 2016. I am also interested in applying for the US navy nurse corps or US Air Force Nurse Corps (either of the two). I've looked into the official websites, and it states there that in order to qualify, applicant should be a graduate of the US accredited schools (NLNAC or CCNE are the two agencies i think). I emailed one of the health professions recruiter in the US Airforce Nurse Corps, and he confirmed that I must be a graduate of NLNAC or CCNE accredited US schools. I am quite disappointed and yet still hopeful that I can still do something in order to qualify like RN-BSN program, or take MSN from one their schools while working there.

If you have any information, kindly send me a message on my email: angelteukie_01@yahoo.com. thanks and goodluck on your graduation!

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