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    Path to Becoming an Air Force Nurse

    Thank you to everyone for all the great information...there is so much to learn about this whole process! I have another question for anyone willing to respond....Back in January of this year I was going to enlist in the Air Force Reserve. I took the MEPS physical and passed without needing any waivers. I ended up backing out of joining the Reserve because I found out I got accepted to nursing school and also decided active duty after I get my degree would be better for me. I know that the MEPS physical is good for two years, but would my enlisted physical still be good if I'm applying as an officer? Also, at what point in the application process did you all take your MEPS physical? Just want to see if I should expect to go through the whole process all over again.....
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    Path to Becoming an Air Force Nurse

    Thank you so much for your response laneyg! I found everything in your post to be very helpful. Why is it that if you chose OB you end up being stuck there forever? Also, I have seen a few people on here say that if you don't get selected you can't apply again....is that true?
  3. hello everyone! this is the first time i have ever posted on here, but i having been lurking around here for awhile. in june i will be entering the final two years of my nursing degree and once i receive my degree my hope is to become a nurse in the air force. i contacted a healthcare recruiter in my area who gave me a general idea of how everything works and he recommended that i begin the application process about a year before my graduation. so i have 1 year before i can start on my application....is there anything i can do between now and then that may help my chances of being selected (besides keeping my grades up)? i know that there are interviews involved in the application process...is it just like a normal job interview or is it more in depth? do you need to write an essay or anything? how much do they really pay attention to your grades? is it true that as a new graduate you would either have to go in as an ob or med/surg nurse? any information on how the whole application process works is appreciated! and good luck to all of you who are waiting to hear if you are selected! :)
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