Navy Nurse Option and Sequestration

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  1. mide8620

    mide8620 New Member

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    Hello

    I am a sophomore at a NROTC unit. I am nursing major and a college programmer. I was told recently that because of sequestration Nurse options cannot be put up for scholarship or advanced standing.

    Although not ideal the worst part is that I can no longer be in the program since if you do not have scholarship or advanced standing as a junior you will be disenrolled.

    Does anyone know of anyway to stay in as a college programmer? Or perhaps a way around this rule that does not include changing my major?

    I have spent two years working very hard, have a 3.8 GPA and have held many billets.

    Any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. kinnem

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    WOW! I'm very surprised to hear that. I wouldn't think that sequestration would have that effect. Other money issues, yes... but not sequestration. I'm assuming you were told by the cadre. If not, then I would confirm it with cadre. If that is the case, perhaps one other question is can you continue in the program, continue with your major, but go regular Navy? Pick up nursing again when you leave the Navy? If so, maybe some other window would open up to get you back into nursing in the Navy... but I expect that's not something you're interested in. The only other suggestion is direct commission upon graduation, in which case I would expect your ROTC experience to aid you in that. This is really too bad. Please keep me posted. I'm in a state of shock about this and I imagine you are as well.
     
  3. kinnem

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    Word on this just came down in DS's unit today. No NROTC College Programmer Nursing Options will receive Advanced Standing this year, so sophomores are going to have to leave the program. Too bad. Guess they feel they have enough nurses andevidently the budget cuts didn't help. Sorry to everyone affected. Don't know anything about future options though.
     
  4. AdP

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    I'm sorry to hear this :/ It's unfortunate that budget cuts affect nurses as well since there is an overall shortage civilian and military side from what I've heard.

    Does anyone know if the same goes for AFROTC? I'm in the process of joining AFROTC through my university and haven't heard anything similar to this yet.
     
  5. Aglahad

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    Look at AF or Army ROTC. Seriously, if your goal is to be a military nurse it would be foolish to change majors simply because that school's Navy nursing billet is filled.

    Nursing is nursing is any branch
     
  6. aglages

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    At least for THIS year AFROTC is still interested in Nursing Majors. I would talk to the Detachment Commander at your university and find out what s/he knows about the AF's projected Nursing needs.

    Good Luck!:thumb:
     
  7. Pima

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    I would think that the problem would be graduation and finishing AFROTC because they must attend SFT. If they are a rising jr. now, than there is a time frame issue.

    I would discuss this specifically with the AFROTC det.
     

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