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I am in my first semester of nursing school and am looking into the NCP, as I would like to join the Navy after graduating. The problem is, the program I’m enrolled in is technically an ADN program but they have a link with a BSN program that allows us to take the BSN classes concurrently. This means I will finish my BSN one semester after my RN. It’s possible I would be able to finish at the same time if the 4-year institution allows me to take two classes earlier than scheduled, which is very likely.

I have approximately a 3.6 GPA and work as a CNA, and both of my parents are Navy veterans.

I have already reached out to an officer recruiter and am waiting for a response, but if anybody has information on this topic I’d love to hear.

Thank you!

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antsrt4 has 3 years experience and specializes in Level One Trauma MICU and RICU.

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I'm 99.8% sure you would need your BSN to apply as most branches are looking for the requirement to commision....FWIW they came to my school during our first semester and recruited....its a huge opportunity and I would take it if I were you...lots of pros but do not just join the military for "free school". There are plenty of ways to get free school military requires a lot of dedication and sacrifice as I'm sure you well know :D

 

cheers and good luck either way!! 

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Did you find out more information about the application? I’m interested in applying as well but I’m also enrolled in an ADN program with an RN-BSN bridge. 

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NO ADNs at all, the Army was the last one to have ADNs in reserve, and from my knowledge has transitioned to an all BSN force as the Air Force and Navy has.

If you have the chance, the military is one of the best choices you can make, especially if your desire is for further education as CRNA, FNP, CNS, PhD. The experiences are worth it.

 

Great calculator for pay, type in rank, years of service, and zip code. ~20-50% of your pay is not taxed, depending on rank and location. Higher rank = more taxes.

O-1 is <2yrs of service

O-2 is 2yrs

O-3 is 4yrs

O-4 is 10yrs

O-5 is 16-17yrs

O-6 is 23-24yrs

https://militarypay.defense.gov/Calculators/RMC-Calculator/

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