I'm considering applying for the Nurse Candidate program in either the Army or Navy. My first choice is Navy but I'm still deciding. I have been told that most of the time(in the Navy at least) you will spend the first year or two in a hospital in the US befroe deploying. I just want to know typically how many years until you deploy? And will I every deploy? Deploying is one of the reasons I want to join the Nurse Corps. Does deployment depend on what department you work in the hospital(ICU vs maternity)? Or do they send you by groups? Am I more likely to deploy in Army or Navy? As a new nurse fresh in the military what department am I likely to start in?