I have 3+ years experience as a RN-BSN in labor and delivery. I have NEVER worked anything else (no med/surg - no ICU/ER & don't plan to ever). I am just researching some options and happened to come across the Navy's website and it piqued my curiosity. So a few of the questions I have are:
1. Can you be guaranteed a specialty based on your experience as an RN
2. Can you expect to be deployed - I prefer to stay stateside as I have four children, 2 stepchildren and a grandchild (I meet age requirements - I'm only 34)
3. How can I find a "good" recruiter? After searching through these message boards I have found numerous people who post trying to help out others going through the process as their recruiter failed to fully inform or follow through with instructions.
I am just learning about the Air Force/Army/Navy. I need to take in a lot more information before I contact a recruiter because I'm afraid as soon as they find out I'm interested I will be hounded with multiple phone calls (like when I was in my early 20s because I scored so high on my ASVAB).
Any insight that anyone has about my specialty as well as any tips about if this would be a good/smart decision for someone with my family situation would be really appreciated. My main motivator is career advancement & student loan repayment (I have $81K in student loans to pay back so a Masters or Doctorate is out of my reach until that is satisfied) Thanks a bunch.