I will be earning my BSN in April, 2013. I've been interested in joining the Navy ever since High School, but never did it. I come from a military family. My grandfather was Air Force. My dad was in the Army and had always told me to earn my degree first, then enlist as an officer. Right now I feel that the Navy reserve is the best choice for me. Currently I live in California (Southern) but will be moving back to the Bay Area after graduation. I'm currently looking for a medical officer recruiter but can't seem to find one. If anyone can help me out with this, I would appreciate it. Obviously, I don't want to just head down to a recruiting office, and would prefer talking with an officer recruiter who knows about the medical portion of it.
I've read a lot about being in the reserves. I've read about the one weekend a month, and two-weeks a year minimum
commitment. What else are the minimal requirements? I mean, I've read that it's possible to also maintain a civilian job, but I would like to have a job as a nurse working for the Navy. How long is the time commitment for the reserves? How do you make a career of it?
As far as deployment, after enlisting when would the soonest possibility of deployment happen? How long is the average deployment? I'm newly engaged, what happens when a woman in the reserves is pregnant?
Upon enlisting as an officer, with my BSN, what is the next step? Officer training school?
Any information you can give me is greatly appreciated. This is something I've wanted to pursue for a long time, but like I mentioned, I think the reserves is best for me since I want to be married and have a family too.