I have a full-time job as an engineer, which is great pay, but very boring.
I am married, female, almost 42 years old. I am almost an empty-nester, my youngest son is almost 17. With all of this, I am seriously considering doing something different with my life.
I have always wanted to be in the military, and I've also been interested in a medical career.
I have been taking pre-requisites to enter an ADN program, but I am also considering the Physicians Assistant program as well.
Last week I talked with an AMMED recruiter. He gave me the impression that if I joined the Army Reserves, as an ADN I would primarily be helping with physicals, and the Soldier Readiness Program, etc..
The AMMED recruiter told me that the Officers course is 2-weeks long. However, I have also read that it might be extended to 10 weeks? Does anyone know for sure? I would prefer to take the 10-week course, and get weapons qualified and all that.
Is this a feasable plan:--> Get my ADN over the next 2 years, work part-time somewhere as a nurse to see if I like it. Will probably keep the engineering job for now, but cut back on the hours. Join the Army Reserve and at that point decide whether to go for BSN or PA.
I really can't go Active duty, because I am married, but will the Reserves provide some decent opportunities as well? (something more than helping with physicals..)
Are the Airborne, and Forward Surgical Teams primarily Active Duty??