Posted on Jan 15, 2020
SGT Fire Team Leader
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I’m currently taking classes to get my RN, I want to commission and become a nurse but I’m hearing that the nursing route is a different process than your typical green to gold. Has anyone done this or does anyone know anybody who has? Thanks
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SFC (Join to see) has given you some good information. I recently graduated with my BSN and commissioned. I’m currently waiting to take my NCLEX-RN. I did not do AECP as I had under a year left on my contract, I simply ETS’d and joined ROTC and contracted as a nursing cadet.

I would recommend you download and review the current AECP Milper as well as contacting ROTC recruiting and enrollment officers at universities you’d like to attend and have them explain the process to you.
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No pressure but if you are looking for a prospective program, I’d recommend Georgia Southern University. Up until last year, we were the top producers of nurses via ROTC. The cadre are very understanding of the rigors of the nursing program and bend over backwards to ensure nursing cadets have every opportunity to be successful academically.
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You can commission as an RN through ROTC if you want. You can also commission through a nurse that's specifically for nursing called the AECP.
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I got off active duty as a SSG and did my ASN and BSN with some help through the Reserves. Came back active to go through anesthesia school. Wish I would have used the AECP as it was a much better deal.
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Is AECP where you do school while still active? And then you just owe that time back to the Army?
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SGT (Join to see) Yes you maintain active duty status and pay while completing school. Very much like what I did with CRNA USAGPAN for anesthesia. Didn’t have to borrow money and accumulated time in service towards my retirement.
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