The Cost and Benefits of the Navy Nurse Corps Accession Sources
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The study analyzes the various Navy Nurse Corps accession sources costs- and benefits. The study also uses a logistic regression to model success. Success is defined as the ability to retain past initial obligation or the five-year point. Specific accession sources examined are the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps NROTC, Nurse Commissioning Program NCP, Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program MECP, direct procurement, and previous programs such as the Health services Commissioning Program HSCP, Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program BDCP, and Full-Time Out-Service Training FTOST. Cohort files for FY 1992, 1993, and 1994 were developed from Navy Officer Master Files maintained at the Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC, and the Naval Medical Information Management Centers NMIMC Bureau of Medical Information System BUMIS database. The findings indicate that both males and individuals that entered the NC through the MECP were more likely to retain. The NROTC program costs 86,000, the most expensive source, and has the lowest retention rate, 47.1 percent. The MECP costs 74,781 and has the best retention rate, 90.2 percent The NCP costs 30,045 and has a 61.2 percent retention rate.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations