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    Air Force NTP 2014

    Yeup. Updated by my recruiter. I don't know the original projection. I believe someone earlier in the thread said 30-35 Med-Surg selects. ~5 OB selects. Which makes sense as it is consistent with last years NTP board. They plan on hiring more but they're still waiting on final numbers they can play around with $$$. U.S. Budget --> National Defense --> U.S. Air Force --> Nurse Corps --> Direct Commission New Grads. Gotta wait for the financials to get sorted out and trickle down to us.
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    Air Force NTP 2014

    I actually have good news for you guys. Update: They are still waiting on the final numbers but they are actually planning on TAKING MORE selects than the original projection. They're taking more selects than they originally planned. They just need to know the budget they have to work with. October 1, 2014 is the start of FY2015. So I'm assuming the U.S. budget should be finalized and national defense funds will be appropriated accordingly to allow for new nurse direct commissions (all of us noobies). Happy Monday!
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    Nursing After Navy

    I see too many people falling into the trap of completing an Associates degree in nursing taking 2 years of nursing education + pre-requisites = over 3 years in school. Do yourself a favor and shoot straight for the Bachelors of Science in Nursing. All of the military nurses, and a large majority of acute care facilities require nurses to have a BSN. One of my friends ended 8 years of service in the Marine Corps and is now about to graduate from his BSN program which is largely (if not completely) funded by his GI Bill. He is a full time student. A registered nurse with an associates is actually = a registered nurse with a bachelors. REGISTERED NURSE is a state licensure for professional practice. Associates and bachelors are just the degree.
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    Air Force NTP 2014

    This NTP selection board is meant for any nurse with less than 6 months of RN-BSN experience. As opposed to the Fully Qualified (FQ) selection board which is meant for experienced nurses. I definitely think prior military experience is a huge plus. They do accept new graduate nurses to this selection board --- But they definitely need something in their application to stand out.
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    Air Force NTP 2014

    I just graduated. Taking the NCLEX soon. The only thing my recruiter told me, is the selection board convenes sometime in July. Based upon last years USAF NTP thread, people found out early August whether or not they were 1.) Select, 2.) Alternate, or 3.) Non-Select. As for logistics, I really have no clue how many applicants they are selecting this year. If its similar to last year, I'm guessing around 35 again. This military downsizing definitely isn't friendly to our odds, but it's definitely worth the shot. Have you guys heard any of the info for this year?
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    Air Force NTP 2014

    Hello Guys! I'm also applying to the NTP Board for July 2014. Camo-angel, I have also been trying to keep tabs on the military threads. Seems like there's a lot less ruckus this year compared to the previous ones for the selection board.