banker-to-nurse 748 Views
Joined: Dec 13, '03;
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Newark, NJ or New York City. Philly is not too far. Is that where these recruiters are located?
I still have some time (about three years) before I finish the ADN program I'm in. My hope is that I can focus on finishing the program and getting into the Nurse Corps, since it had been an aspiration of mine for years to be a commissioned officer. Then, maybe I can do a "bridge" program and move directly into an MSN program.
By the way, can a Nurse Corp officer get promoted past CPT without a BSN or MSN? I know that line officers in the reserve and guard must have a minimum of a BA/BS to make O-3 and preferably a Masters to move to O-4 and beyond.
They are right the first thing that you need to do is to get a copy of your DD214,medical records civilian also and a copy of your resume or CV and the find the local Army Healthcare recruiter @healthcare.goarmy.com and they will surely help you get in if there is a way. What is the closet city you live near?
I am a 36 year old male and have 16 years of prior service in the Army National Guard (enlisted). I am currently in an Associates program in Nursing at a two-year college and will be 40 when I finish. I have a Masters degree in another subject, so I think that my prior service and combined education will both be helpful in my getting a spot in the Nurse Corps (Reserves or ARNG). I have been told that you can get a commission in the Nurse Corps with an Associates in the Reserves.
However, I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease (an intestinal ailment related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colitis) in 1993. I have had surgery (in '93) and am currently okay and not on amy meds. The Army never made a big deal about it while I was "in". But, I have now been told that I am medically disqualified from coming back. What are my chances of getting a waiver for a commission in the Nurse Corps (Reserve or Guard) if I am otherwise qualified? (I am hoping that, with the current recruiting situation and the aftereffects of the war in Iraq, I may have some hope of getting back into the service).
I meet the age requirement, and the degree requirement, but wonder if they have a health requirement also? I have had some health problems in the past and wonder if that is going to rule me out?
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