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by StillsmilingRN StillsmilingRN (Member) Member

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Can someone tell me about reserve? I haven't ASN looking to start classes this spring for BSN but I've heard reserve will take u as ASN n help u work toward BSN

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Enthused RN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Per my research on the Army, Navy, and USAF websites, the Nurse Corps will only take BSNs. BSN is required for both Active Duty and Reserve nurse officers. A few years ago the Army Reserve used to take ASN but no more. They now require a BSN and 6 months of nursing experience.

Also, see short article written by Lunah regarding general requirements for each branch: https://allnurses.com/government-military-nursing/basic-information-military-647549.html

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Enthused RN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I should have added - it might be worth it to still talk to a recruiter. There are programs for students that you repay any money/benefits received through a certain number of years of active duty service, not reserve service. I heard these programs are highly competitive. Look through the threads on AN and think about contacting health care recruiters in the branch(es) you are interested in.

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Thank I was thinking the same thing cuz I culdnt find ne thing in the website. My life long dream has been to serve either AF or Army. I'm worried I'm getting to old, I won't be able to apply for FY2014 bc I won't be done w my BSN n I'm 32 this yr

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Enthused RN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I don't think the age will be a barrier. The USAF website says they take people between 18-48 (Joining the Air Force: Commissioned Officer Overview - airforce.com) depending on the field so you have more than a decade to get going; however, I think I understand where you're coming from. I feel like I'm getting old too. :)

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Thank I was thinking the same thing cuz I culdnt find ne thing in the website. My life long dream has been to serve either AF or Army. I'm worried I'm getting to old, I won't be able to apply for FY2014 bc I won't be done w my BSN n I'm 32 this yr

You won't be too old. I didn't commission until I was 38. :)

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