Hi! My name is Cindy and I am asking for any advice you may give regarding the following:
I am making an attempt to join the Army Nursing Corp.
I will be nursing qualified, 2011 (BSN + Certified) at which time I will be approaching my 43rd bday.
I graduated in 2009 with a BSA teaching degree dual certification in special ed and general ed.
I went to a Veteran's Day lecture hall (2009) and was informed the following:
If I sign on as active duty when I am a senior which would be after this semester is completed (Spring 2010), the following would be supplied to me for my active duty status as an Officer.
1. a 1x payment $30,000 Sign on Bonus
2. $2,100 shelter stipen
3. Loan repayment of up to and including $120,000 for all of my eductional loans (BSA & BSN)
4. 8 week Basic Training Course
5. Salaried Nursing Position in Texas my first year
6. Continuing Eduction in a Master program in Nursing of my choice
I am interested in joining ROTC to begin physical training now. Can someone tell me if it is a possibility for me considering my age and that I am a Jr @ SUNY SBU?
Nurses living at the Hospital Base in Tx please share information with me that may be helpful.
Single Mother Nurses with children, what are my children going to have to adapt to or rise to the occassion for such change (Son 16 yo, Daugther 10 yo in 2011). (My children will be coming with me to Texas.)
What is the salary that I should expect while working for the Nurse Corps?
Is there any way I may apply my teaching degree with the Army?
Thanking you in advance for helping me in this life altering decision that I am currently undertaking.