Nursing Pilot Slot

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  1. ryguy115

    ryguy115 5-Year Member

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    I am currently a Nursing major on scholarship in ROTC. I will be going to field training this summer. My question is, do nursing majors get selected to fly planes? I would love to have the best of both worlds (medical degree and flying). My PFA is 100% and i also have some private flying hours. My gpa is around a 3.2. Are nursing majors considered for pilot slots? What would i need to do to become competitive?
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

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    What did your cadre tell you when you asked them??
     
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    ryguy115 5-Year Member

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    my cadre said nursing majors could apply. However, i wanted to know if nursing majors get "dismissed" when rated slots are being chosen since they are in such high demand.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Are you on a general scholarship or a nursing scholarship?
     
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    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Which branch are we discussing here?
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

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    He's talking about field training this summer, so I assumed AF. I'm pretty sure I know what the answer is for Army.
     
  7. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

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    They may not be selected because as you stated it is a field that has a shortage currently. The same is true for certain language majors.

    I have known flight nurses during Bullet's career, but they did not attend UPT, instead they went to a short course to learn about being on the plane while treating patients.
     

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