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Military Opportunities

The School of Nursing welcomes military applicants interested in obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University. Nationally accredited and state approved, the BSN program consists of 120 - 126 semester credits; 66 credits are in the nursing major and 54-60 credits in the liberal arts and sciences fulfill the university's general education program.

Military applicants should contact the coordinator of Military Services at 757-683-4790 for assistance in processing your university application. For specific questions about the nursing program, email Suzanne Van Orden at svanorde@odu.edu.

See below for application guidelines specific to each military branch. Please review the process specific to your branch of service.


The STA-21 program is designed for currently active-duty enlisted sailors seeking selection for a military enlisting commissioning program to become commissioned officers. These sailors work with their STA-21 programs to complete their military packet. The School of ONursing provides required degree plans for eligible BSN students. For more information, please click this link: http://www.sta-21.navy.mil/

For the STA-21 admissions process, please follow these steps:

STEP 1: Determine eligibility by reviewing the following requirements:

  1. A 3.5 minimum GPA from 7 prerequisite courses:

    • Written Comm. Skills (ENGL 110C) - 3 credits
    • Mathematical Skills (STAT 130M) - 3 credits
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 203S) - 3 credits
    • Introduction to Sociology (SOC201S) - 3 credits
    • CHEM105/106N or CHEM 121/122N - 4 credits
    • Microbiology (BIO 103) - 4 credits
    • Human Anatomy I (BIO 250) - 4 credits
  2. Score of 80 or higher on the HESI A2 (Study Guide)

  3. Minimum of 30 credit hours completed.

STEP 2: Once you meet the eligibility requirements, complete the Prelicensure Nursing Application.

STEP 3: Submit your application to ODU School of Nursing and allow a minimum of 3-4 weeks for the creation of your Conditional Letter of Acceptance and Degree Plan for your military packet.

STEP 4: If selected for the military program, notify the School of Nursing immediately for further instructions.

The Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) 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 in the Nursing Corp. 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.). The School of Nursing provides degree plans for eligible BSN students.

To apply to our program and request a conditional letter of acceptance and BSN degree plan for your packet, AECP, STA-21 and MECP applications should follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Determine eligibility by reviewing the following requirements:

  1. A 3.5 minimum GPA from 7 prerequisite courses:

    • Written Comm. Skills (ENGL 110C) - 3 credits
    • Mathematical Skills (STAT 130M) - 3 credits
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 203S) - 3 credits
    • Introduction to Sociology (SOC201S) - 3 credits
    • CHEM105/106N or CHEM 121/122N - 4 credits
    • Microbiology (BIO 103) - 4 credits
    • Human Anatomy I (BIO 250) - 4 credits
  2. Score of 80 or higher on the HESI A2 (Study Guide)

  3. Minimum of 30 credit hours completed.

STEP 2: Once you meet the eligibility requirements, complete the Prelicensure Nursing Application.

STEP 3: Submit your application to ODU School of Nursing and allow a minimum of 3-4 weeks for the creation of your Conditional Letter of Acceptance and Degree Plan for your military packet.

STEP 4: If selected for the military program, notify the School of Nursing immediately for further instructions.

The Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) is a financial assistance program for students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program. Upon completion of degree requirements, the student must accept a commission as a Nurse Corps (NC) officer. Prospective Students work with the Navy Nurse Corps recruiter, LTJG Sutarto Seong. Navy applicants work with the medical program recruiter to determine eligibility for the program. ODU School of Nursing provides degree plans for selected students.

For more information, contact LTJG Seong at sutarto.soeng1@navy.mil or visit this website: https://www.navy.com/joining/college-options/ncp

LTJG Sutarto Soeng, RN, BSN, NC, USN
US Navy Medical Officer Recruiter
7726 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk VA 23505
Cell: 757-353-5122
sutarto.soeng1@navy.mil

Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC for nursing is not currently available at ODU.

Navy ROTC
Pease contact the Navy ROTC office at ODU for more information: https://www.odu.edu/nrotc

Army ROTC
Please contact the Army ROTC Office at ODU for more information: https://www.odu.edu/armyrotc

The VET-PRN aims to develop a knowledgeable, skilled and sustainable veteran-focused primary care nursing workforce by advancing primary care content and clinical immersions in undergraduate nursing education. To address this gap, veterans have been identified as ideal candidates for primary care RN roles because of their skills, leadership, and experience with team-based environments. Utilizing RNs in primary care contributes to health promotion, chronic disease management, and cost reduction.

The ODU School of Nursing is currently seeking interested students to participate in the newly developed primary care track in the prelicensure undergraduate program. For more information, contact Ingrid Mahoney at Imahoney@odu.edu.

The VET-PRN applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  1. A 3.5 minimum GPA from 7 prerequisite courses:

    • Written Comm. Skills (ENGL 110C) - 3 credits
    • Mathematical Skills (STAT 130M) - 3 credits
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 203S) - 3 credits
    • Introduction to Sociology (SOC201S) - 3 credits
    • CHEM105/106N or CHEM 121/122N - 4 credits
    • Microbiology (BIO 103) - 4 credits
    • Human Anatomy I (BIO 250) - 4 credits
  2. Score of 80 or higher on the HESI A2 (Study Guide)

  3. Minimum of 30 credit hours completed.

You may access the VET-PRN Nursing application here. All applications are due by February 15th. Admissions decisions are sent out in early April. For questions, please contact imahoney@odu.edu.



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