I have been looking everywhere and can't seem to find much information related to me or is outdated or its just info more on those who are currently in nursing school or graduating etc. I currently hold my BSN and have a practicing license and currently working as a registered nurse at a hospital. My GPA is not that great due to personal circumstances. I spoke to a recruiter the other day and he insisted to enlist me as a corpsman, because of my 2.8 gpa, however, i didn't become a nurse to not practice as a nurse. I would like to know if i can still put in my package for OCS, if i do not get accepted it truly does not hurt me as i have a stable good paying job etc. However, i would like this opportunity to grow as a professional and have more opportunities in my field to learn. I am very passionate about what i do, i love taking care of my patients i love my job and one of the many reasons i want to do this is to enhance my knowledge and experience and continue to practice. However, enlisted is not an option, because i am better off as a civilian nurse, i'm not that young anymore i'm 32, i know what i would like out of my career.
So my questions to those knowledgeable about the navy nurse corps, as of 2018 i noticed there is a high demand for nursing in the navy, i sent out my information online received a call spoke to someone, mentioned my gpa he says is no problem, received an email two days after that saying i qualify for the navy nurse corps however to wait to be contacted by someone (thats when i went to a recruiter that wasn't too helpful). I haven't been practicing long, and was wondering if i have any chances of getting in as a practicing nurse despite my gpa? I have professional references from managers, directors, etc from my hospital if needed as well, does gpa really cancel someone out that easily?