HardyGirl1369-youve gotten some great advice--just remember that anything you want to do, you can if you really want it. As a nurse who spent time in the Army, I thought basic training was like a vacation! Two things-talk to someone now as you may be able to get some help with school costs, and the entry seems to be so far into the future, that it may just be perfect. (My niece looked into AF and was told spots were full thru 2012)
Good luck and keep moving forward!
that PRT chart you provided...it's outdated. The new one is in the instruction dated 11/12 July...OPNAVINST 6110.1J
I suggest that you try to find a penpal or mentor who is doing what you want to do. Talk to Navy Recruitor now rather than later, to find out what is going to be available when you graduate, and to get help getting physically fit. My son started the process about a year before he actually went to Recruit Training. Then he waited until the job he wanted opened up. He attended fitness training with other recruits each week, and improved his running time, before taking final tests. (He also added a physical fitness class to his college schedule to help him prepare.) After joining the Navy, he also made time to do PT (Physical Training) while stationed overseas, and returned home in better shape than he left. His experience has shown the importance of being physically fit.
Actually the PFT changed as of 01/01/2011 Your best bet is to go the the local recruiting office and get all your questions answered there.
Hello, I saw this post about College degrees...my daughter is starting her second semester of college in Education. She is fluent in French and Spanish (english of course). She is a the very first stage of doing paper work with a recruiter and if everything goes well, she will go to bootcamp in about 6 months. By then, she will have 24 credits. I have afew questions:
Will those credits counts or only the 12 she has now from semester 1 as she is doing her paperwork with the recruiter?
Are 30 credits better to have before going?
Thank you for any advise..
Start here. Go through all the info in this Survival Guide.This guide has lots of information. You will find the videos the most interesting because it takes you through all the stages of boot camp.
Please note the link to the NavyDep.com in the survival guide. This is a group just for people on the delayed entry program. Craig who runs it has a son in the Navy & was a Navy man himself.
Click on GROUPS and input nursing, medical field in the search box and see what you come up with.
I am in favor of completing your education first (if you can afford it) and go in as an officer (Officer Candidate School). Remember there are different recruiters for officers from those for enlisted. My son graduated from college and went thru OCS as a nuke officer. You can use your Navy experience and later on the GI bill to get your graduate degrees.
HardyGirl, you have received a ton of advise all of it is good today. Will it be good in two years who knows. Before you commit one way or another speak face to face with the Nurse Procurement Officer to see what they offer. No guarantee you'll get aboard a hospital ship just the way the hospital is staffed. If I was younger and a nurse the Marine Corps (Green Side) is where I would try to get. Battalion Medical Education is way to go. Remember you go enlisted they is no Golden Gateway to officer. Why give away a $1500 a month....................good luck on your decision.