Hello, I'm a rising freshman at Auburn University entering the pre-nursing program. I intend to graduate with a bachelor's degree in nursing, but I also want to serve in the Navy in the Nurse Corps immediately upon graduation. I have thought for a long time about participating in Navy ROTC; however, Auburn requires students in the program to take Calculus 1 and 2, as well as two semesters of calculus-based physics. This would significantly hurt my GPA, seeing that math (and calculus in particular) is not my strong suit. Aside from NROTC, there are two navy nursing options that I have read about. The first is the NCP- the Nurse Candidate Program, which I would apply to my sophomore year and become apart of my junior year. The other option, also called the NCP, is the "Navy College Program" at Auburn. This is similar to NROTC, except it does not have the calculus and physics requirements attached, and it is not specifically a scholarship program. Since I am a rising freshman, I would apply for this program during spring semester of freshman year and begin as a sophomore. These two programs have different requirements as far as training in college goes, but I was wondering if anyone knows which would be a better path to try and pursue? Thanks so much for the input!!! Anything helps!!!
Also I am new to the site and apologize for posting this question in the wrong section, I now realize I should have posted under government and military nursing...sorry! I'm going to attach this post there as well.