The wait begins....NROTC

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  1. NavyJax

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    DD just conducted her final step (officer interview) for the NROTC nursing option. SO now it is a waiting game, she has done all her college applications. Now, it is just enjoy senior year, lots of course work, NJROTC/NHS stuff, and other volunteer activities. This is one time, I am very glad she understands the prior proper planning theory.

    It is actually nice to "relax" now that this scholarship application is completed. Now she can focus on other scholarships (for room/board costs and other expenses). We need to make sure Plan B - D are in place and fully ready - just in case. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst!
     
  2. KeyzCat

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    Is she willing / interested in applying for the Nursing programs in any other branch?
     
  3. NavyJax

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    No, last year (junior year) she looked at AFROTC and NROTC. (as we have all the branches in the family - it was an option). After visiting both types of units -some at the same universities and researching both programs, type of billets/duty stations after college, and other things. She is totally NROTC. (She is in HS Navy JROTC, so she has had the most exposure to the Navy- as well as she is a Navy brat.) She knows she would have more opportunity for the scholarship with AFROTC and AROTC but she is looking past college. Thank you.
     
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  4. 5Day

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    I didn't realize how competitive the NROTC nursing option was. My DS only has 2 nursing options in his battalion, and he said there were only 19 selected all last year. Best of luck to your DD.
     
  5. Dckc88

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    When my daughter was just starting to look into the ROTC process as a Sophomore a co-worker of mine connected her with a gentlemen who had just retired with 20 years Navy, the end of his career spent at a university with ROTC. This was 3 years ago and at that time the numbers (according to him) were approximately 48 nursing slots for high school scholarships nationwide! And he expected that number to decrease, that the Navy was going to the model of getting their nurses directly after they had finished nursing school. I am very curious if anyone knows how many Army nurse scholarships are awarded for high school students yearly?
     
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    That info is out there and has been posted on here a few times. It's on the same branching list that states how many cadets went Infantry vs Aviation and on and on and on. My daughters year in 2014, 175 Nurses went AD and 50 went Res/NG.

    Something we didn't know going into this process and *I* never found out until my daughter was assigned to Fort Sam is that the different services divvy up the assignments, at least at her hospital where there is both AF and Army nurses. My daughter is on a "step down" floor which is one level below ICU and there are only Army nurses on the floor. Meanwhile, the maternity area has only AF nurses.
     
  7. NavyJax

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    AFROTC and AROTC is on average 175-200 a year each, the NROTC is keeping steady at 19 the last few years. But it is okay, we try and if not, we have other paths that lead to a commission as a Navy Nurse, it is just longer.
     
  8. Wcyeung123

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    Just as a curiosity, because I am applying for the NROTC scholarship as well, how did her teachers/counselor/coaches receive a recommendation form, via email or hand copy? I am having a dilemma with the recommendations, my teachers and counselors have not received any email regarding recommending me for the NROTC when I specified their emails in the electronic application.
     
  9. 5Day

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    Have them check their spam or junk mail folders.
     
  10. NavyJax

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    Have you submitted the application? We had the mistakenly thought that they got the email after DD filled out the information but they will not receive an email notification until you submit the application. If for some reason they can't do it electronically, you can work with your point of contact at the Recruiting District and there is a paper form that can be filled out and uploaded. Not ideal but it gets it done.
     
  11. Wcyeung123

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    They said that they did an "all mail" search, spam included, and they found nothing. They searched "NROTC" as well as my name for reference in the search bar. I did submit my application electronically with my recommenders name and email address. The only one that got the email was my counselor, can they resend it?
     
  12. NavyJax

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    I would have a discussion with the assigned recruiter for your application. If you don't know who that is, on the netfocus page that shows you what you are missing...their name is listed. Let them know, they can work with you on these questions. We had one teacher who just couldn't seem to figure out how to submit the reference. Although he swore he had submitted it multiple times. It took a few phone calls and such. Our recruiter actually resent the email to the teacher a few times. Our recruiter was very helpful. Check the email address the reference request is going to, just to confirm there isn't a typo and confirm with the teacher what email address the reference email should go to. ...Usually it is the simple things that cause the problem, typos, email address with .com vice .net, the number 1 when it should be a lower case l, etc...
     
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  13. Wcyeung123

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    Thank you for the responses. I am coordinating with the NROTC coordinator and the local recruiter he assigned to me. The coordinator is out on a assignment for the weekend, so I have to wait until he gets back sometime next week. Even the recruiter cannot do anything without asking the coordinator. But I will trek on.
     
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  14. KeyzCat

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    Keep communication with your coordinator. Last year were not getting follow up issues getting the recommendations and then after missing several boards because no follow through get call 2 days before school is out for Winter Break that he is going on Vacation so we need to re submit everything because have a new contact and he has nothing. Super fun getting 3 people to understand the Navy messed up but the recommenders need to jump to fix it. Luckily 2 had saved the recommendations and someone else was willing to step in since one recommender that was already gone (College Alg dual enrollment ended 3 weeks earlier) But that meant the Math recommendation was for HS Geometry instead of a higher level math.
     

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