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   At least 22 years of age by 1 November of the year in which applying for the program and be able  to  complete  degree  requirements  and  be commissioned before their 31st birthday.    Have completed at least 4 years of active service in the Navy or Naval Reserve as of 1 September in the year the application is made.    Have completed sufficient undergraduate course work  no  later  than  4  December  of  the  year  in which  they  are  applying  for  the  program  to complete  requirements  for  a  non-technical degree in 30 months or a technical degree in 36 months.    Physically qualified.    Recommended by their commanding officer. Applications must be received before 1 November of the year in which applicants desire acceptance into the  program. Additional  academic  and  program eligibility requirements are specified in greater detail in OPNAVINST 1420.1, Basic ECP chapter 8; AECP Option  chapter  9;  NECP  Option  chapter  10;  and ECP-CEC Option chapter 11. Q8.   To  qualify  for  the  Enlisted  Commissioning Program, a person must be at least what age? Q9.   What  Navy  educational  benefits  can  be  used while  enrolled  in  the  Enlisted  Commissioning Program? MEDICAL ENLISTED COMMISSIONING PROGRAM (MECP) MECP   is   a   Nurse   Corps   commissioning opportunity.    It  provides  a  pathway  for  active  duty enlisted  personnel  of  all  ratings,  who  possess  some college  credit,  to  obtain  a  baccalaureate  degree  in nursing  and  ultimately  a  commission  in  the  Nurse Corps.    This  program  is  not  intended  to  serve  as  a precursor  to  medical  school,  or  for  physical  therapy, physician assistant, or other health care specialties. Selectees  for  the  program  will  participate  in  a nationally  accredited  academic  program  leading  to  a baccalaureate  degree  in  nursing. MECP  students receive  full  pay  and  allowances  for  their  enlisted paygrades  and  are  eligible  for  advancement  while  in college. The student pays tuition, fees, books and other expenses  incurred  while  participating  in  MECP.    If eligible,  students  may  use  the  Veterans  Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) or Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)  educational  benefits;  however,  students  are not eligible for benefits under the Tuition Assistance program. Selectees   are   required   to   complete   degree requirements in not more than 36 consecutive calendar months  and  attend  school  on  a  full-time,  year-round basis beginning in the fall of the year selected. Graduates  from  MECP  are  commissioned  as Ensigns,  in  the  Nurse  Corps,  United  States  Naval Reserve,  and  incur  an  eight-year  obligation  of which  a  minimum  of  4  years  must  be  served  on active duty. Basic Eligibility Requirements.   Applicants must be:    Citizens  of  the  United  States  and  cannot  be waived.    Of good moral character and have no record of disciplinary  action  within  the  3  years  before application.    Serving  on  active  duty  in  the  U.S.  Navy,  U.S. Marine Corps, or Naval Reserve.  Reservists on Active  Duty  for  Special  Work  (ADSW)  or Canvasser  Recruiters  are  not  eligible  for  the program.    Must  have  completed  at  least  3  years  active service as of 1 October of the fiscal year in which the selection board is held.    Must  be  able  to  complete  the  nursing  degree requirements and be commissioned before their 35th birthday.    High  school  graduates  or  hold  a  GED  and  are scholastically qualified.    Able  to  complete  the  requirements  for  a baccalaureate  degree  in  nursing  within  36 consecutive months from the date of enrollment into the MECP.    Physically qualified.    Recommended by their commanding officer. Applications must be received before 1 October of the year in which the applicant desires selection to the program.  Additional academic and program eligibility requirements   are   specified   in   greater   detail   in OPNAVINST 1420.1, chapter 12. Q10.   A  person  completing  the  requirements  of  the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program will receive what type of degree? 3-6

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