AROTC Nursing Winners?

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  1. ginko

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    DS is still boarded at this time. With the very limited number of AROTC Nursing scholarships to be awarded, I am curious how many have gone out. Any nurse option awardees out there?
     
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    My daughter applied as a nurse option and was awarded a 3 year scholarship to University of San Francisco. The notification did not specify nursing, but I am assuming that is what it means, since it is the only thing she applied for. She is pretty thrilled!!!
     
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    I applied for a 4 year AROTC scholarship for my BSN at Norwich. However, I'm an active duty servicemember (Army), so a different board will meet (around March I believe).

    I believe CC 145-1 lists how scholarships are allocated. Different majors are classified in different tiers. Nursing and Engineering scholarship allocations are not specified in the regulation, so it makes me think it changes every year depending on the fiscal budget (or cliff).

    Nursing majors are a priority. Regional colleges around the US have a "nursing mission". If ur college is one of them, your ROO should be able to help u imagine how many scholarships are available for nursing.

    Also, if u dont win a Nursing AROTC scholarship, considering looking at the Nurse Corps scholarships (its a uniformed service, but not military). Their payback obligation constitutes of serving low income/underserved rural areas.

    Hope that helps someone.
     
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  4. ginko

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    Thank you Fez! That info is very helpful. My DS wants to go AD. He is committed to serving in the Army Nurse Corps right now. Good luck at Norwich. Sounds like an awesome school. I tried to get my DS to apply there but he wanted to stay in Texas for college. Go figure.
     
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    Texas is a great place to study medicine. Fort Sam Houston is where I studied to be an Army Medic, I miss it! Nurse officers go through BOLC there, its a death by powerpoint course.


    Another scholarship he can opt for is the GRFD or DEDNG scholarship. They are being handed out like candy currently. The only downside is they require a contract in the reserve/guard. But he'll be making more money in school due to SMP, ROTC stipend, drill pay, kicker, tuition assistance (in short, $1000/Month). Its worth considering, but u said he wants active duty. There is a way though, worth considering:

    Opt for a GRFD/DEDNG scholarship.
    Finish school, earn commission, contract with reserve/guard unit.
    Once at unit, apply for HPSP (nurse practitioner scholarship).
    The HPSP requires(not an option) active duty payback.
    Finish school. He'll come in active duty as 1st LT (more pay).

    Just my few cents. Though the wars are drawing down, there's still money laying around in guard/reserves. Take advantage of it. The last time there was money up for grabs like this was during the height of the war.

    Anyway, just something to consider. Cheers.
     
  6. ginko

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    Fez, I will definitely talk to him about that. He does want to be a nurse practitioner. Thank you!
     
  7. ginko

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    Fez, will the Army give an additional scholarship for nurse practitioner? It seems like they would be paying for two degrees. Does that happen?
     
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    Ginko,

    Short answer: yes.


    Long answer: The money comes from different pots. The AROTC scholarship is funded by Cadet Command. The health proffessions scholarship is funded\managed by Army's AMEDD.

    Every year, many premed students opt for educational delay after commissioning. In order to attend Med school, students apply for HPSP. For doctor students, its literally a gimme (Army is hurting for Drs.).

    Nurses can apply for ed delay also....but the numbers accepted are very low.


    Back to your question: Yes, Army can give out scholarships for your education. Your obligation to the Army will be bigger, but to some of us that's easy cake (like me).

    HPSP can be applied while in Active, reserve or guard. Thougj, its easier as a civillian(less paperwork in military side).

    Nothing wrong with headjng active duty first. But keep options open. Just work the system to your advantage.
     
  9. AROTC Parent

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    fezlopez - What is your source? This is a quote from Cadet Command Circular 601-13-1.
    "b. Active Duty Green to Gold Option, Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) and Nurses CANNOT request DL." Maybe you are referring to some other educational delay but the most recent documents I can find indicate Nursing ROTC graduates cannot apply for an educational delay.
     
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    It has happened, but this sounds like an exception not the standard.

    http://wmich.edu/news/2014/01/12662
     
  11. AROTC Parent

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    Tread with caution regarding generalities. You sound like a recruiter....just kidding. How many is 'many'? Thirty or less per year out of ROTC? 50 or less? I don't know how many were granted Ed Delay for medicine in 2013 and 2014 but in 2011 45 MC Delays granted which was >200% of allocated slots and 2012, 28 MC Delays granted which was 140% of allocated slots. In 2011 and 2012 only 20 slots were originally allocated for MC Ed Delay.
     
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  12. AROTC Parent

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    Good find-You are right the numbers are low. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner schooling out of ROTC. The few nurses I know that graduated ROTC and wanted to pursue Nursing Graduate Degrees immediately took the Reserve/NG Commission option and then applied to nursing graduate programs.
     

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