The Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) is a program that allows enlisted sailors in the Navy an opportunity to earn an entry level degree in nursing and be appointed as an officer in the Navy.
To be considered for the program you must meet the minimum requirements and submit an application package to Naval Medical Education and Training Command (NMETC.)
|Minimum requirements for Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program
U.S. Citizenship. All rates are eligible
No older than 42 years of age at the time the initial application is due to Naval Medical Education and Training Command (NMETC) in the year the member is applying. (01 OCT )
High School Diploma or GED
A minimum of 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of undergraduate courses accepted for transfer towards a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) by the institution(s) for which you are applying. Courses such as English, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, etc. are desirable
Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Able to complete all requirements for a BSN within 36 months or less
No history of felony conviction or any record of drug abuse. A driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) violation is disqualifying if within four years of the application deadline
Favorable endorsement from commanding officer
Once accepted in the program you will have to extend your enlisted to cover the period of training and must serve a minimum of 10 years as an officer to be eligible for retirement pay so don't take this program lightly. If successfull however, you will be serving with the most skilled medical group on this globe and will have unlimited opportunities once you've retired!
|SAT/ACT scores now required for all applicants. Minimum SAT score is 1000 (500 Math and 500 Verbal) or 42 ACT combined Math/English (Minimum 21 Math and 21 English).