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Navy Nurse Canidate program

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leslie_d has 6 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg.

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Hello, I am a new RN with my associates degree going into a BSN program that will be online but it's at a accredited school. Am I eligible for the NCP? Or can I not join? Am I able to join in as a nurse afterwards?

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I recently looked into the Navy NCP as well. I was told by a recruiter (and its the in the paperwork they sent me) that in order to qualify for the NCP you must be enrolled in a brick and mortar program. On-line programs are not accepted. If you are still interested in joining the Navy upon graduating with you BSN you could still attempt to be commissioned as an officer. The NCP isn't a necessity to become a nurse/officer in the Navy. I hope this helps.

Nurse Candidate Program (Current Students)

Here is a link if you would like more information. There is also contact information available. They are pretty good with getting back to you in a timely manner.

Best of luck to you!

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linnaete has 9 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in Psych, Maternity, ER, Ortho.

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That is not true. I am currently in the NCP and am enrolled with an online, accredited school (Jacksonville University)

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Sw88tpea has 5 years experience and specializes in Psych, Critical Care, ER, Military.

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navy has a list of accredited programs. i'm from oregon and only 4 schools were on that list. talk with your recruiter to find out if yours is. here is some generalized information from the navy nurse corps facebook page:

[color=#333333]the nurse candidate program (ncp)

[color=#333333]financing education is no small matter! tuition, books, and supplies all add up to a hefty financial liability that can take years to overcome. the nurse candidate program provides a monthly stipend for [color=#333333]full time students in accredited bachelor of science nursing programs. students can enroll after their sophomore year and receive an initial grant of $10,000 (paid in two installments of $5000 each), plus $1000 a month for up to 24 months.

after graduation, participants join the navy nurse corps as an officer, with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, regular promotions, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, low cost travel opportunities, excellent retirement and educational benefits, further training, and a rewarding clinical practice. additional benefits include 30 days of paid vacation a year, use of military recreational facilities around the world, the opportunity to serve around the world in a variety of facilities, and be a part of supportive team of highly trained professionals.

requirements for selection

you must be a u.s. citizen under the age of 40

(although age limits can be waived).

you must be able to meet the navy’s physical fitness standards.

you must be enrolled in an accredited educational program resulting in a bsn within 24 months of starting the program.

active duty service obligation

one to 12 months of participation in the ncp results in an active duty service obligation of 4 years.

thirteen to 24 months of participation in the ncp results in an active duty service obligation of 5 years.

how can you apply or learn more?

you can contact a recruiter at america's navy - a global force for good: navy.com (click on "find a recruiter" at the top of the page) or use the contact botton and we will assist you.

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I would also clarify with the recruiter that you are going through an RN to BSN program.

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I'm just curious if the OP or any other NCP applicants heard anything from their recruiter regarding the school they were considering? I am trying to create a short list of RN-BSN online programs that I can afford + that are CCNE accredited so I can get started. They'd only be options if they were on the Navy list though. Does anyone know if there is a place online with the information listed?

Some of the schools I am looking at are University of Texas Arlington, Ohio University, and University of Wyoming, for example.

I requested that a Navy health recruiter contact me through the website yesterday, so fingers crossed. Unfortunately, I still haven't received a call or e-mail back yet from the USAF health recruiter and it has been something like 2 weeks now.

Thanks!

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