Nurse commissioning program seeks enlisted applicants

From left, Staff Sgts. Jacqlyn Sanchez, Crystal Hughes and Michael Jessup, all selected for the Nurses Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP), make the change from Moody Air Force Base to Valdosta State University. The NECP is a program for enlisted Airmen to become commissioned nurses while maintaining active duty status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gina Chiaverotti)

From left, Staff Sgts. Jacqlyn Sanchez, Crystal Hughes and Michael Jessup, all selected for the Nurses Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP), make the change from Moody Air Force Base to Valdosta State University. The NECP is a program for enlisted Airmen to become commissioned nurses while maintaining active duty status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gina Chiaverotti)

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here will conduct the annual Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program board May 13-14 to select candidates for fall 2008 and spring 2009 start dates.

The program offers active duty enlisted personnel the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in a high-need academic major. NECP students will complete their degree at a college or university with an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment or a college or university with a "cross-town agreement."

To be considered by the board Airmen must:
-- contact AFPC by Feb. 22 and state their intent to apply;
-- send transcripts for an academic evaluation by March 31; and
-- submit their application by May 2.

Completed application packages should be sent to:
HQ AFPC/DPAMN
550 C. Street West Ste 25
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4727

Students will commission after passing the National Council Licensure Examination and then attend commissioned officer training and the nurse transition program. Students will be required to attend school year-round for up to 24 consecutive calendar months, to include summer sessions.

At this time, Reserve and Air National Guard personnel are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility requirements are available for review at local base education offices. Once eligibility has been determined, if there are still questions, call DSN 665-2715 or commercial, (210) 565-2715.