Plan A and B

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  1. che527

    che527 Member

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    So basically I have always wanted to be a nurse when I grow up. I'm an incoming junior in high school and have recently looked at the USNA and was very interested. I'm starting to go through everything on the USNA website and have started to compile a list of files in a folder.
    Although, before I was interested in the USNA, I already fixed my schedule for the school year:
    AP Statistics
    US History 2 A
    Physics A
    Spanish 4A
    Human Bio A
    Child Development 2
    English 3A
    Adv. Math Topics Trig A

    *A = accelerated. not honors, but not lower than CP

    Now that I am interested in USNA, would I need more AP classes? I also am taking Human Bio which will help me to get a look of the human body for nursing. How can I improve my schedule for USNA?
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    Have you looked at the USNA admissions website? It recommends courses and has a great deal of info. Take the hardest classes you can at your school within reason. Calc, physics and Chem are the big ones. Also you realize if you go to USNA nursing will not be an option in service right? There are NROTC nursing scholarships. They are extremely competitive and limited in number but the program does exist and commissions nurses annually.
     
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  3. che527

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    Do you mind sending me a link to the recommended courses?
    Also, I want to go to USNA, but for a full time Navy Officer probably.
    My plan B is that if I don't get into USNA, I will go to a nursing college. But I'm not sure yet, because I am also interested in Naval Reserves. For the meantime though, basically the plan is I apply to USNA and get in = great. If I don't get in = nursing school.
     
  4. FutureCadet12

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    Recommended courses according to USNA:

    • "mathematics-four years of mathematics courses, including a strong foundation in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Courses in pre-calculus and calculus are also very valuable and are highly encouraged.
    • science-one year each of chemistry and physics, with lab if possible.
    • English-four years of course work with special attention to the study and practice of effective writing. Surveys of English and American literature are especially helpful as background for future study of literature.
    To further enhance your competitiveness for admission, the following courses are also recommended:
    • foreign language-at least two years.
    • history-one full year of U.S. history and, where possible, a full year of European or world history.
    • introductory computer and typing courses are recommended because all midshipmen are required to use personal computers in most courses."
    -https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/FAQ.php
     
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    I am sure you already know that USNA does not have a Nursing program. If you goal is to be a Navy Nurse you may want to consider Navy ROTC nursing option. Check out the NROTC website http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/, there are specific schools that participate in the NROTC Nurse option.
     
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  6. che527

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    Thank you so much!
     
  7. che527

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    Okay, thanks! :)
     
  8. Capt MJ

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    And look here:

    http://www.med.navy.mil/Accessions/Pages/default.aspx

    If your dream is to be a nurse, USNA's mission does not support that. I urge you to read every drop down, click every link, on USNA.edu Admissions, so you understand the difficulty of the path to get in, and where that path leads you.

    The paths to Navy nursing are separate and more direct. Per above.

    If you found Navy or Marine warfare communities available out of USNA or NROTC that excited you, sure, find out more and go for it.

    If nursing remained one of those things you wanted to do, you could always serve your USNA or NROTC service obligation and pursue nursing after that. You would be in your late twenties, not teetering at the grave's edge. I have a high school friend who, after college, went into the travel industry. She stepped away for a few years to raise kids, then went back to school for her BSN, in her late 30's. She is now a nurse executive at a large regional hospital center, with a Master's in hospital administration.
     
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  9. che527

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    Thank you so much for your help! :)
     

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