I read somewhere on the goarmy.com that if you are active duty they can send you to nursing school where you will still be considered active duty but you will be a student. I can't find that link anywhere now. Does anyone know of this program? Also, in the AD Army, what do 68W do on a daily basis? Ok I found the article... http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/nurse/corps_specialties_requir.jsp If you're an Army, Active Duty Enlisted Soldier in any MOS, you may qualify for the Army Medical Department's Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP). You will attend college as a full-time student while on Active Duty to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Tuition and fees cannot exceed $9,000 per year. Upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with a three year additional service obligation and attend the AMEDD Officer Basic Course in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Eligibility requirements are: Qualify for an Active Duty Regular Army appointment as an Officer in the Nurse Corps by meeting all of the following conditions: Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned Officer Be a United States Citizen Be 21-46 years of age (exceptions may be granted to prior service applicants) Have a minimum of three years (waiverable) and a maximum of 10 years (waiverable) of active federal service at the time of commissioning. Be able to complete your degree requirements within 24 calendar months of enrollment in the AECP program You'll receive full pay and allowances and remain eligible for promotion while enrolled in the AECP program. In addition to full pay and allowances, the Army will pay $1000 per year for books and no more than $9000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees. Does anyone know if this program is legit? Or something that's almost impossible to get enrolled in? Also it says you need to complete the degree within just 24 months. How can you go to college and get a BA in just 2 years?