NROTC Navy Nurse Corp Commissioning

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  1. stacey

    stacey New Member

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    I am currently in the NROTC program and have the Navy Nurse Option scholarship. I was wondering if anyone had any information on what happens once I graduate from nursing school. How is the location selection process? Does the NCLEX affect commissioning date? Do you have you do qualifications once you get to a hospital? Is there a training period in a hospital once you graduate/commission? I just have no idea what happens after graduation and commissioning so any information helps! Thanks!
     
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    dunninla Member

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    surprised there aren't any posters knowledgeable in this area on the site today .. perhaps you could post the same question at the USNA section of this website.
     
  3. stacey

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    I agree, I have looked all over the internet and haven't found anything about the commissioning of NROTC nurses but I doubt posting it in the Naval Academy forum will help since they don't have Nurse Options there.
     
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    There are some nursing option MIDN who hang out here, although I haven't seen them online recently. I'm sure they'll chime in when they can.
     
  5. Aglahad

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    For ROTC, you have to pass your NCLEX before you can go to your first duty station or the basic officers training course for the Navy. Your first 1-1.5 years will be a sort of residency rotating around the hospital (but generally med surg) and after you will be able to attend critical care, ER, OB or community specialty courses.

    This is how the army works but I am sure the navy isn't much different. I've seen Navy docs/nurses at army hospitals all the time.
     

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