AF selects 49 for enlisted commissioning program

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  • By Shelly Petruska
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Forty nine active-duty Airmen were selected June 25 for the 2015 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program beginning in August.

The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program selection board meets annually to review records and identify the top applicants for a commissioning opportunity in this critical career field, said Sandra Bruce, the AFPC nurse education program manager.

"Qualified, dedicated nurses are critical to the military and civilian communities, and candidates go through rigorous screening to identify those who are ready for the responsibility and highly likely to succeed in the school and career field," Bruce said.

Airmen selected will complete their bachelor's degrees at a college or university with an Air Force ROTC detachment, or a college or university with a cross-town agreement. As full-time students they will be able to focus entirely on education.

Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program students attend school year-round for up to 24 consecutive months to finish their degrees, and while they're in school, they receive all pay and allowances. In addition, senior airmen selected are promoted to staff sergeant prior to starting the program, Bruce said.

After graduating with their bachelor's degrees and passing the Nursing National Council Licensure Examination, they will be commissioned as second lieutenants.

The next Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program selection board will convene in April 2016. Information for this board will be available on the myPers website in October.

To view the list of selectees, or for more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.