Thanks in advance for your help! I graduated in January with a BSN in nursing. Like many new grads, I'm facing serious hiring freezes while in debt over $100k! Recently, I've been looking into the Army nurse corps. From many of the websites I've visited, I gather that nurses may receive up to $120,000 in loan repayment. I understand it would be taxed and all, but it still seems a little too good to be true!
I am just looking to hear from some new grads (or not-so-new grads) who have recently joined the army nurse corps. Do these financial incentives ring true for the majority? How competitive is it to gain a position in the army nurse corps? Once in, what is the general experience for a new grad? What educational opportunities exist (aside from the basics listed on the goarmy website)? Where can I gain access to a list of medical bases? A lot of questions...I know...I guess I am just looking for a general, yet comprehensive overview of what might be in store for me if I joined the army nurse corps.
Again, I'll appreciate all the help I can get!