Nursing NROTC

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  1. ssswalk

    ssswalk New Member

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    Hey y'all, I have applied for the Nursing NROTC program. I have not heard anything except that there is no decision made yet.
    I was wondering if any one knew about this program, the benefits and drawbacks from this program!
    Thanks y'all!! :smile:
     
  2. Aglahad

    Aglahad Member

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    If no NROTC nurses respond I can help you out even though I am on the army side of things.

    Just pm me.
     
  3. intruder533

    intruder533 New Member

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    Bad news

    I think that not hearing anything so far is probably good news. My daughter unfortunately got bad news last week from the website and in the mail yesterday. She had been working on this goal ever since she watched the nurses on the Uss Mercy pull into Haiti when she was 15.
    She was class president all through highschool. Captain of her varsity tenis. NHS, Mission trips, Clubs, 4.0, 28act. In her interview she was told "you will get this for sure". I am extremely proud of her and the effort she put in.
    Fortunately she has been awarded other scholarships to her first choice college. I really think this is a big loss for the Navy and I hope she wasnt a casuality of the Navys diversity push.
     
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    There is always NROTC as a college programmer if that's available where she attends college. There is always a chance at a side load scholarship.
     
  5. aglages

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    Your daughter should look into the the Navy Nurse Candidate Program. On my daughter's campus (and I imagine elsewhere) the Navy recruiter is pretty aggressively pursuing current sophomore nursing students with 3.0+ GPAs. This program has (IMHO) some nice benefits when compared to NROTC. You don't attend ANY military classes or functions while in college (allowing you to focus solely on academics) and after you pass the NCLEX you go to a 6 week officer training course which is primarily for health professionals. Maybe not as much $$$ as NROTC but definitely a possible alternative path to the same goal.
    Good Luck!

    http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/undergraduate.html

    Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)
    If you are interested in becoming a highly respected nurse in a global health care network that promotes patient-focused care and humanitarian work, look into the NCP program. It offers up to $34,000 to help pay your way through nursing school. This includes an initial grant of $10,000 plus a monthly stipend of $1,000 for up to 24 months while earning your degree. You’ll also enjoy comprehensive military health-care benefits – with no uniforms, no drilling requirements and no service obligation until you graduate.
    From there, you’ll begin the process of being commissioned as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer and take on unrivaled professional responsibilities. Learn more about Nursing career opportunities in the Navy.
     
  6. ssswalk

    ssswalk New Member

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    Thanks for all y'alls help. I haven't heard anything yet from the Nursing Navy, but I appreciate it and hope for the best!
     
  7. softballmom

    softballmom New Member

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    My daughter is a freshman in college this year on the NROTC Nursing scholarship. She absolutely loves it! She is at a crosstown college, so her commute 3 times a week was a huge adjustment in the beginning, but after 2-3 weeks she got the hang of it.
     
  8. hiker

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    Keep the faith! lasy year my daughter waited for word on both the Army and Navy for Nursing scholarships. Amazingly she ended up with both and then agonized over which one to choose. She finally chose Army because she liked the college better and is absolutely loving it! She is running around doing land navigation and Ranger Challenge and making some great friends. She is learning a lot about the Army and what it means to be an officer. There are other paths to become an Army or Navy nurse officer, but I think being a part of the ROTC program through your college years gives you a strong foundation for becoming an officer in that service.
     

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