I've decided to go to nursing school
for a BSN and eventually specialize with a PMHNP. I really want to become a military nurse, but all the info I find seems very general. I'm hoping someone on here can help a guy out and answer some questions or point me in the right direction.
What's the pay like for military nursing? I cant seem to find any info on this. It would be nice to understand the limits of ones future budget when deciding on a job.
What's it like being a male nurse in the military? Are we still greatly out numbered, and does it really matter?
How will being an active duty military nurse affect my wife and kids?
Will it help pay for my grad level education?
Would I be able to spend time deployed in an active war zone or near combat?
Should I do ROTC while getting my BSN?
Thanks to anyone who helps out!
Jan 8, '17
The "2 years from end of last course taken" is a concurrent obligation that can be served alongside other obligations. The average person who signs a 4-year active duty deal basically gets 2 years of free money. I'm currently using tuition assistance and owe no extra time, since they have me until 2020 regardless.
I don't know the Army or Navy, but the Air Force still gives all ROTC nursing grads an active duty guarantee. This underscores the importance of investigating your options in all 3 branches.
Last edit by jfratian on Jan 8, '17