Well AMEDD still hasn't given me the definitive the Navy sure did. In order to be able to acess as a Nurse Candidate program and get the bonus and monthly stipend you must be no older than 40 when you sit for NCLEX.
Bummer, I will be 41.
So, this also looks like I will not be able to join the Army or Navy then too? Since I will be a new nurse graduate next year I don't think they will take me either because I will be a new nurse and will not make 20 years commission by age 60.
edited: wait that may have been changed to age 62!!! apparently there are age waivers due to enkistment side raising too. Hmmm, my recruiter has just told me that the reason he had me take the ASVAB and go to Meps was to ensure that I qualify as enlistment to meet the same requirements. I don't know what the heck he is exactly talking about though...:/
Aug 29, '06
Quote from SueBee RN-BSN
I know the education $$ can be a good incentive to join the military, but being in the military requires a commitment that is very personal. A military nurse can go from a happy stable work/social life, to being deployed in a war zone at a moments notice. This calles up all kinds of emotions. You have to leave your loved ones. Will you return? Who is going to look after your belongings. What will you do when get to your command, and what will you be exposed to. Military nursing has it's up side that is great, and the down side can be real low. You have to know what your getting into, many do not.
I wish you the best-
Hello Sue B,
I am ready for deployment and anticipate it, otherwise I wouldn't be ready to access into the Army.
Edited because I hit send too soon.
Luckily for me there is not family to leave and the family that I do have, (parents, siblings yet we are dispersed) are in full suppor of it.
My niece is also an enlisted and has equal the support and congratulations from my family as I anticipate as an officer. As a nurse dearly hope that if my niece if ever injured that the nurse who may treat her is equally ready and willing. It would be my honor to assist our young soldiers in thier need.
Last edit by Gennaver on Aug 29, '06