I will be graduating with a BS in Nursing this coming August. I am thinking about joining the military, but am unsure of which branch would be best. I'd like to get more information on which branch would offer me the most and what my day-to-day life would be like as a nurse in the army or air force. I was leaning toward the air force, but heard the army may have more to offer. I am very interested in specializing in Emergency/Trauma nursing.
My biggest concern is that I a female, 27, single/never been married and I don't have any children. When the time is right and I do find someone to raise a family with, I want to have kids. I'm afraid joining the military may hinder this. Should I be worried about this?
Do they have loan re-payment programs for loans already taken out? Are there sign-on bonuses? If I am single with no children, what are the living arrangements like?
Don't forget the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
Not exactly military, but you get the commission, uniform, pay and federal retirement.
Last edit by POTR on Jun 28, '10