This message is for LCDR Dan.
Please allow me to introduce myself before I begin with all of my questions. After reading the post, you appear to be very helpful with those who are inquiring about the navy.
- currently a nursing student( male) attending Jefferson University(jr yr.) in Philadelphia.
- Prior Service( Air national Guard)
- Career Transitionist( Investment Banking to Nursing..... I know... I know... 2 different ends of the spectrum( have a love of business and science)
- BBA Finance, MBA- Business Admin
- Career Goals: MSN- Family Practice. (CRNA- on the list but not sure)
- One Child
- Not Married- Willing to travel
- 32 yo.
I am considering the Navy, because of the travel opportunities as well as advancement. However, in speaking with the recruiter, he mentioned that there is not a loan payment plan for junior's. What the Navy offers is a 10K bonus and a 1600 stipend. One of the deciding factors for entertaining the military is for the loan repayment. Is this true?
Second, apart of my program allows me to take graduate levels courses while I achieve my BSN. Upon completion(BSN), I would be able to take finish my graduate level coursework within one year. Would it be better to join the Navy after this period. Is there a need for NP? If so, what rank would I start with?
Third, in speaking to a few friends of mine, they mentioned that the Navy officers live in tight quarters( like enlisted). Is this true? Could you give me the day in the life of LCDR DAN? Just would be interested in knowing what your avg day is like.
I noticed that you mentioned in previous post that a military nurse would have to do overtime. Does the Navy compensate you for this? Or is it that they can pull you whenever they need you.....w/o compensation.
Last question, for now.. if accept into the NCP what is the likely hood that my first yrs would be near the east coast(i.e. MD/VA)