Nrotc questions

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  1. Brittyd

    Brittyd New Member

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    Hey everyone:)
    I have some questions regarding NROTC if anyone could help that would be great.
    I live in California and I was accepted to CSU Fullerton. This college only has Army ROTC and I want to be in the Navy as a nurse. I don't want to have to chose Army because it's more convenient I don't think there's anything bad about the Army I'm just more interested in the Navy. The closest school to me that has NROTC is UCLA which I did not apply to. Am I allowed to take NROTC there while taking the rest of my classes at Cal State Fullerton? Some people say you can and some say you can't so im looking for more clarity. Thank you to anybody that can help I really appreciate it:smile:
     
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    It was a little surprising to see how few schools in California offer NROTC (UCLA, SoCal, U of San Diego and UC Berkeley and affiliates), but that's because I'm accustomed to the much more ubiquitous (for the time being) AROTC.

    I suggest you contact the UCLA NROTC and ask them directly. In addition, you may need school approval. You may want to consider the possibility of a formal transfer at a later date.

    By the way, I know you Californians live in your cars, but it's 40+ miles between UCLA and UC Fullerton. Traffic being what it is, that could prove to be a grueling trip. Try making the drive on a weekday to see if you can hack it.
     
  3. kinnem

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    PT Commute

    Also, keep in mind you'll be making that commute at least three days a week at 0'ReallyDark thirty. Hopefully your Naval Science classes will be early on those same days so you can knock them out in the same trip. You'll also be making the trip one afternoon a week for Naval Lab. I expect you'll also need to make the trip on Sun AM for stadium cleanup during football season. If my math is right, and the schools being 40 miles apart is correct, that's 400 miles a week of gas and wear and tear on the car for which you will not be reimbursed. Also, unless your school has some arrangement with UCLA, you almost certainly will not receive credit for your Naval Science classes as you would for Military Science at your college. The issue of credit for the Naval Science is certainly something you need to explore.

    Personally, making such a commitment for 4 years is not something I feel I could take on. YMMV.
     
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    Did a little more research. UCLA doesn't appear to have any cross town affiliates so anything would have to be a special setup for you. UCLA also doesn't appear to have an RN program. However University of San Diego does have some cross town affiliates with RN programs including San Diego State University. If you can't work something out with UCLA, and you're still set on Navy, you might consider the following.

    Do Army ROTC this year where you are just to make sure you really want to tackle a ROTC program. Apply for an NROTC nursing scholarship and also apply to the San Diego cross town affiliates for next year as a transfer student. You may have to double up on some Naval Science classes or they may accept your MS classes as a substitute. If it works out it will be easier on you and you might be doing it on a scholarship. If it doesn't work out, you've lost very little (some application $) nor have you lost ground with AROTC.

    Good luck to you in whatever course you take. :thumb:
     
  5. Brittyd

    Brittyd New Member

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    Thanks guys! This helped a lot
    I did know that UCLA is quite a drive and I should have realized the amount of traffic that goes along with it. Also, Kinnem, thank you for your advice I would rather do AROTC at CSU Fullerton and then transfer like u said. I also should have thought of the amount of gas I would have to pay since prices are expected to rise to $5 here in California this summer:mad:. So I will definitely look in to taking your advice. Also, to EDelahanty, I will still try to talk to UCLA to get more information and I will think of transferring at a later date as well. So thank you for your advice:smile:. Thank you both so much for taking out the time to help me, this did help me a lot:smile:
     
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    Glad to hear it was helpful. Again, good luck!
     
  7. kinnem

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    Hey Kinnem:)
    Thanks for sending me to that link:) I have heard about the NCP program but I did not know much about it. I'm really interested in it after reading those posts. I just need to find more information. I'll try looking on the navy's website. Thanks again for your help:smile:
     

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