MIL Army Nursing question

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  1. SuperMaWiiOH

    SuperMaWiiOH New Member

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    I read somewhere on the goarmy.com that if you are active duty they can send you to nursing school where you will still be considered active duty but you will be a student. I can't find that link anywhere now. Does anyone know of this program?

    Also, in the AD Army, what do 68W do on a daily basis?

    Ok I found the article...

    http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/nurse/corps_specialties_requir.jsp

    If you're an Army, Active Duty Enlisted Soldier in any MOS, you may qualify for the Army Medical Department's Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP). You will attend college as a full-time student while on Active Duty to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Tuition and fees cannot exceed $9,000 per year. Upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with a three year additional service obligation and attend the AMEDD Officer Basic Course in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Eligibility requirements are:
    • Qualify for an Active Duty Regular Army appointment as an Officer in the Nurse Corps by meeting all of the following conditions:
      • Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned Officer
      • Be a United States Citizen
      • Be 21-46 years of age (exceptions may be granted to prior service applicants)
    • Have a minimum of three years (waiverable) and a maximum of 10 years (waiverable) of active federal service at the time of commissioning.
    • Be able to complete your degree requirements within 24 calendar months of enrollment in the AECP program
    You'll receive full pay and allowances and remain eligible for promotion while enrolled in the AECP program. In addition to full pay and allowances, the Army will pay $1000 per year for books and no more than $9000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees.

    Does anyone know if this program is legit? Or something that's almost impossible to get enrolled in? Also it says you need to complete the degree within just 24 months. How can you go to college and get a BA in just 2 years?
     
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  2. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    It is legit. You have to already have college credits before you even apply for the program. That is how you have to get your BA in 2 years. You won't get accepted with a poor transcript. They won't even let you apply unless you have about 60+ hours already done.
     
  3. SuperMaWiiOH

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    Ok I emailed someone about this and here is the response...

    The AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP) provides eligible
    soldiers the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing
    (BSN), become a registered nurse (RN), and be commissioned in the Army
    Nurse Corps (active component). Participants continue to receive their
    current pay and allowances during school while in the program for up to
    24 consecutive months of enrollment. This program funds academic costs
    of up to $9,000 per academic year.

    Deadline for receipt of applications for FY 09 is 1 April 2008. The
    selection board will convene on 13 May 2008. No exceptions for late
    applications will be considered.

    The applicant must be an enlisted member of either the Active / Reserve
    / National Guard /and AGR component soldiers in the U.S. Army with a
    minimum of 4 years active military service (at time of school start) for
    RA applicants, or MOS qualified for the USAR / NG. Waivers for minimum
    time in service (TIS) will be approved or disapproved by Human Resources
    Command on a case by case basis.

    The following courses are required at most nursing schools prior to
    enrollment into the BSN program. These classes may vary with each school
    and will be reviewed on a case by case basis prior to boarding.
    Applicants are required to have no more than 9 hours of the Math and
    Science prerequisites remaining before boarding in May. Applicants must
    have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA overall and a 2.5 GPA in the Math and
    Sciences required by the schools.


    a. Math/Statistics - 6 hours
    b. Natural Sciences - 23 hours (Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry
    w/lab, Micro-Biology w/lab)
    c. Social Sciences - 9 hours (Psychology/Sociology/Growth and
    Development)
    d. English - 6 hours (must include English Comp)
    e. Humanities - 3 hrs (Literature/Philosophy)
    f. History - 6 hours

    Human Resources Command clearance will be obtained if the soldier has a
    remaining service requirement for MOS or reclassification training.
    IMPORTANT: If the soldier comes down on PCS orders, whether in CONUS or
    OCONUS, during the time frame that the soldier is applying to AECP,
    soldier "MUST CONTACT" their respective MOS branch manager at Human
    Resources Command and inform that office regarding the soldier's
    application status to the AECP. The soldier may also provide Human
    Resources Command with the AECP Program Manager's (SFC Timothy E.
    Wagner) e-mail address and phone number for Human Resources Command's
    verification. The soldier will also provide, via e-mail or in writing,
    verification to the AECP Program Manager that he/she has contacted Human Resources Command.

    Applicant's time in service (TIS) will not exceed 17 years of active
    component and 14 years for USAR / NG enlisted military service at the
    time of commission. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case
    basis.

    The applicant must be within 24 consecutive calendar months or less
    (non-waiverable) of obtaining a bachelor's degree in nursing from an
    accredited and approved educational institution with an academic and
    clinical curriculum in English, and which prepares graduates for
    NCLEX-RN licensure.

    The applicant may not be considered if currently scheduled for or
    attending MOS training resulting from an approved reclassification or
    reenlistment contract. However, prior to attending training, soldiers
    may request cancellation of a voluntary reclassification or waive the
    reenlistment contract IAW AR 601-280. Applicants must extend or
    re-enlist to have at least 36 months of time remaining on Active Duty
    after graduating from the BSN program, based on projected date of
    graduation. Soldiers will retain their current rank/pay grade (unless
    promoted while in AECP) until commissioning. Participants in the AECP
    may be promoted during school if their promotion sequence number or
    cutoff score is reached. Reenlistment bonuses will end upon entry into
    the AECP.

    The AECP Program Manager will initiate final Human Resources Command
    clearance for board selects. Human Resources Command will give final
    clearance for AECP selects to participate and start full time study.
    The applicant will complete the mandatory service remaining requirement
    (SRR) for MOS training prior to attending the AECP Program. Human
    Resources Command Enlisted Branch Managers and Reclassification section
    may defer school attendance one year for those soldiers whose release
    would compromise Army readiness. Applicants should have 12 months time
    on station (TOS) before starting school. Deferment may be authorized
    provided it will not jeopardize the selectee's eligibility to
    participate in the AECP.

    Is there an online college that you would be able to obtain the general education credits they mention in this letter?
     
  4. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    You know you didn't have to post all of that to ask a simple question right?

    You won't find an online college that will fulfill all of those credit hours. It is because you will need to take the labs in person. Chemistry and Biology labs are generally once a week for about 6 hours at a time (if not more). You can pick virtually any online college to full most everything except the natural sciences.

    How old are you?
     
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    Yes I know I didn't need to post all of that, but figured it might help. I know the labs cannot be done online, but the rest I assumed yes. I'm 22 yrs old. Each base has an education center to take college courses right? If so maybe the labs could be done there.
     
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    Also, what does a 68W do on a daily basis in the AD Army?
     
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    Thought about trying to apply into one of the military academies?
     

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