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    HPSP military scholarship would it cover online degrees?

    I'm running into a snag in my current education , money and time issues really. Thanks to this forum I've been pursuing the prereqs (on campus) for a BSN to get become a psych NP; however, I've needed to work and realize that I can't keep up this kid, work, school schedule come official nursing school with classes and clinicals and keep up my grades to go on to my Masters.

    So I've been looking at both alternative funding, like military scholarships, and alternative degree paths. I'm interested in psych, psychiatry and the NP.

    I even looked at USUHS, between the free med school, monthly pay, housing allowance, etc. that would relieve the burden and allow me to concentrate on school, but I think they have an age 30 cutoff.

    I know there are several military members on here and wonder if they know if the HPSP would cover an online Clinical Psych program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by workingmom View Post
    I'm running into a snag in my current education , money and time issues really. Thanks to this forum I've been pursuing the prereqs (on campus) for a BSN to get become a psych NP; however, I've needed to work and realize that I can't keep up this kid, work, school schedule come official nursing school with classes and clinicals and keep up my grades to go on to my Masters.

    So I've been looking at both alternative funding, like military scholarships, and alternative degree paths. I'm interested in psych, psychiatry and the NP.

    I even looked at USUHS, between the free med school, monthly pay, housing allowance, etc. that would relieve the burden and allow me to concentrate on school, but I think they have an age 30 cutoff.

    I know there are several military members on here and wonder if they know if the HPSP would cover an online Clinical Psych program?
    For HPSP I'm pretty sure you would have to complete in residence....not sure though. I'm pretty sure though that the age requirement for healthcare related professions is much higher than 30. Check out airforceots.com and look in the medical section.


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    Thank you. I will check out that link. The USUHS has a medical school which has the age 30 cutoff it appears. I have contacted them for verification on that but they also have a Clininical Psych program, which I've contacted them about as well to see what age cutoff they have in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by workingmom View Post
    I'm running into a snag in my current education , money and time issues really. Thanks to this forum I've been pursuing the prereqs (on campus) for a BSN to get become a psych NP; however, I've needed to work and realize that I can't keep up this kid, work, school schedule come official nursing school with classes and clinicals and keep up my grades to go on to my Masters.

    So I've been looking at both alternative funding, like military scholarships, and alternative degree paths. I'm interested in psych, psychiatry and the NP.

    I even looked at USUHS, between the free med school, monthly pay, housing allowance, etc. that would relieve the burden and allow me to concentrate on school, but I think they have an age 30 cutoff.

    I know there are several military members on here and wonder if they know if the HPSP would cover an online Clinical Psych program?
    Just out of curiosity, what is HPSP?
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    Health Professionals Scholarship Program. All branches except the Marines have this to supply them with medical professionals. This particular program pays for tuition as well as paying you a salary while in school. You have to already be accepted into school whether that be med school, a PhD psych program, some advanced nursing programs, dental, etc.

    By the way, duh, I found my answer re: clinical psych the school must be APA approved, and the majority of onlines ones aren't. But that's okay too.

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    I don't know much about the military and education , but here's what little I know.

    Three basic options when I was of military age - 1980s:

    1. You could go through school, rack up a bunch of student loans and then join the Army who will pay 15% of your GSLs for each year of service.

    2. You could join the military now and use TAP (tuition assistance program) to pay for 75% of your tuition. <This is a very DL friendly option.>

    3. You could join the military now and use your GI Bill for college. <This is not a DL-friendly option.>

    BTW - I keep getting stuff in my email folder about military tuition benefits. I don't know why because I've never been in the military and I couldn't get in even if I wanted to thanks to a prior history of epilepsy. Is there a way to send that to you so you can see if it's any good? When I sign on, often I see stuff about Obama and scholarships for moms. You might try that avenue. By the way, elearners.com has a special sub-forum on financial aid (I believe).
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    Quote Originally Posted by workingmom View Post
    Health Professionals Scholarship Program. All branches except the Marines have this to supply them with medical professionals. This particular program pays for tuition as well as paying you a salary while in school. You have to already be accepted into school whether that be med school, a PhD psych program, some advanced nursing programs, dental, etc.

    By the way, duh, I found my answer re: clinical psych the school must be APA approved, and the majority of onlines ones aren't. But that's okay too.
    Currently, the only DL psy doc that is APA is Fielding Graduate University www.fielding.edu.
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    Thanks Ted. I know that ad about Obama is spam because I've clicked on it before myself, so I know what you're talking about.

    The medical stuff is handled differently now where once you are accepted they will pay full tuition, books, and a salary, you do your summer things for the military and then work for them for a few years once you're done. They have min. MCAT and GPA requirements but if you are accepted into med school, or grad school you will have met those.

    I'm really just exploring a bunch of options at the moment. I'd need probably 6 more science classes, some schools 5, to meet med school prereqs. Still would need to take an MCAT. Oh yeah, and I don't even have a Bachelor's in anything yet just two Associates and a bunch of credits that don't equal a degree.

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