Associate Degree in Nursing Admission Criteria for Military Personnel

  • The military occupations outlined below for each branch of military service meet the Excelsior College School of Nursing admission criteria for this program.
  • Please note the following admission limitations:
    • Active Duty – Admission is limited to servicemembers who are on active duty, National Guard, or reserves and currently working in one of the occupations noted below.
    • Veterans – Admission is limited to veterans who have been discharged from one of the approved military occupations within one year of enrollment into the Excelsior College School of Nursing.
Occupation AFSC
Medical Service Specialist 4N0X1
Aeromedical Specialist 4F0X1
Cardiopulmonary Technology Specialist 4H0X1
Pararescue 1T2X1
Note: "X" indicates level, e.g. 1, 3, 5
Occupation Primary MOS
Respiratory Specialist 68V
Cardiovascular Specialist 68N
Health Care Specialist 68W (with specific Army Skill Identifiers*)

F3 Army Flight Medic

F2 Army Flight Paramedic

M6 Army LPN (pre-October 1, 2013)

W1 Special Operations Combat Medic

Practical Nurse Specialist 68C
Special Forces Medical Sgt 18D
* Army Special Skill Identifiers are noted on the official JST and/or on an Army ERB (Enlisted Record Brief) or NCOER (Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report). Official copy is required.


Occupation Rating
Health Services Technician HS
Occupation Rating/Classification
Hospitalman NER HN
Hospital Corpsman NER HM
Physician's Assistant NWO 754X
Independent Duty Corpsman NEC 8425
Naval Special Warfare Medic NEC 5392 Note: In addition to holding the NEC rating, the applicant must also have completed Army course Special Operations Combat Medic [SOCM] ACE Guide Number AR-0801-0036 on/after October 2005.