[font=book antiqua]dear angela:
[font=book antiqua]i think i can safely say, one rn to another (smile) is that you already made one very important choice in your life: when you decided to enter school and study the science of nursing. having said that i seem to remember an old ancient greek philosopher type once said, "all things change and we must change with them"
[font=book antiqua]i think, for some people, the type of work that they do definitely defines who and what they are, the caliber of person that others see them as. don't you feel that what you do on a day-by-day basis affects the people around you? your peers, your patients and their family?
[font=book antiqua]if you are at a stage in your life where making money and putting it in the bank is a top priority, then you are at your place in life. right now. but, if you feel that you can offer your nursing knowledge and skills on another level then by all means check out the army nurse corps. but remember, our reserves and national guard help to supplement our regular armed forces, and even though you can work at a civilian job while in the army reserves the chances of you being activated and deployed are great, and the length of service can be over one year.
[font=book antiqua]by the time you read this i would think your meeting with your healthcare recruiter would have taken place. i hope s/he was able to answer some of your questions. when you have the time, check out this website: http://armynursecorps.amedd.army.mil/index.html
[font=book antiqua]"to provide nursing leadership and high quality nursing care during war, peacetime or humanitarian operations, in support of the mission of the army medical department and professional military medical health system"
[font=book antiqua]angela, keep in touch. let us know your impressions and your decision(s).
[font=book antiqua]athena 1 lt army nurse corps [font=book antiqua]ready. caring. proud