Nurse commissioning program seeks enlisted applicants



Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs

12/14/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force officials are seeking active-duty enlisted Airmen to apply for the fall 2011 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program.

The program offers enlisted members the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in a high-need academic major. The Air Force Personnel Center will conduct the annual NECP board May 9-13 2011 and select up to 50 enlisted members.

NECP students will complete their degree at a college or university with an Air Force ROTC detachment or a college or university with a cross-town agreement.

Students will commission after passing the National Council Licensure Examination and then attend Commissioned Officer Training and the Nurse Transition Program. Students will attend school year-round for up to 24 consecutive calendar months, including summer sessions.

A cross-town agreement is between a host school and an AFROTC detachment and another school in the local area that contains a clause allowing students to attend a school while tuition and fees are paid by the AFROTC detachment.

Eligibility requirements

- Be active duty, E-4 and above
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be commissioned by age 42
- Be worldwide qualified
- Meet all the requirements for commissioning
- Meet all prerequisites to complete an academic review

Applicants should have completed 59 semester hours of graded college coursework from a regionally accredited college or university and completed general psychology, nutrition, statistics, anatomy and physiology I and II with labs, microbiology with lab and chemistry I and II with labs.

Interested Airmen must notify AFPC of intent to apply no later than Feb. 28. Transcripts for an academic evaluation should be sent no later than March 28 with a final application submitted by April 25.

For more details on application procedures visit a local base education office.