An analysis of the effects of accession source as a predictor of success of Navy nurse corps officers
Jonak, Paula M.
Paradis, Rosemarie J.
Gates, William R.
Dougherty, Julie A.
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This study explores various avenues for entering the Navy Nurse Corps and analyzes whether accession source is a predictor of military career behavior. Military career behavior is defined as completing initial obligated service, retention beyond initial obligated service, and promotion to lieutenant commander. Specific accession pipelines examined are the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), Nurse Commissioning Program (NCP), Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP), direct procurement, and now defunct sources to include the Health Services Commissioning Program (HSCP), Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP), and Full-time Out-service Training (FTOST). Cohort files were developed at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) from the Navy Officer Master Files, historical Master Loss and Reserve Files maintained at the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), and the Naval Medical Information Management Center's (NMIMC) Bureau of Medical Information System (BUMIS) database. A multivariate logit regression was used to examine the relationship between accession source and success measures. The empirical analysis indicates that accession source could be used to predict retention after developing a better fitting model. Further research should be conducted on more recent accession cohorts, using a more inclusive model, to assist the Navy Nurse Corps in the development and use of future accession programs.
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