I've been sitting here at home with my husband before I go off to work my baylor shift tonight. We were looking at my new favorite show Army Wives and it got me to thinking.......what if I joined the Army? I know that I have been going around and around about getting out of LTC and trying to branch out into another field of nursing and possibly landing a supervisory position. But, sallie mae is calling, my job doesn't provide health insurance or benefits of any kind, I don't make much money on the hour, and we are struggling financially due to my husband being out of work for a very long time now. As many may know from my previous posts, I desperately want to go to school, and my student loans were denied from my local cc. I've decided on ec but, it will be very difficult to test once a month. So, as you can imagine, the military suddenly looks very attractive. I have been a LPN for 7 years, all of which I have spent in LTC. All of our children are grown, some have started having their own children (we are in late 30's and early 40's). Basically, we are free to live a new and different life. My husband used to be in the navy (way before our time together), so he know's military life and what comes with it. I sent off for more information on the Army site. So, what kind of job will I hold and how soon will I be able to go to school to get my BSN? We just need more than what we have and I have a desire to do more in my profession and see the world...mainly Spain; he talks about going to Benadorm and how beautiful it was back when he was in the Navy in the late 80's. What do you think? All advice will be greatly appreciated and taken into serious consideration.
Relevant to the discussion, you are probably too old for the Army if you are that age unless you come in as a doc or very specialized nurse. Even for reserves your age is capped, so no Spain. Sorry, even if you did come in as an LPN I highly doubt you would make the enlisted to officer BSN program considering age and TIS. The Army isn't going to bring you in as a LPN so you can just go to school for your RN, you wouldn't even have time. There are always GS civilian jobs and programs to look out for though.
Last edit by Dranger on Aug 28, '13