Hello. I apologize if this topic has been created before, but I couldn't find anyone with my exact situation.
I have wanted to join the military since I graduated high school. I'll be finishing LPN school at the end of December and I would like to enlist. I am most likely applying to an ADN bridge next fall (which will last 3 semesters), but I would like to get started with the enlistment process by obtaining some information. I understand that I would not be a commissioned officer; I plan on doing my 4 years and then finishing my BSN and coming back to be commissioned. I would like to go with either the Air Force or the Navy, but am open to the other branches if they are more likely to accept me as a Corpsman.
The reason I don't want to wait until I have my BSN is that it might be as much as 5 or 6 years from now, and I would like to travel while I still have no commitments or responsibilities (I'm 20). Also, I fear going through the entire bachelor's program and not being accepted for commission. The best scenario for me would be able to enlist either during 2013 or right after I complete my ADN, which would be December 2014.
My question is if anyone has experience going this route, were you able to enlist as a Corspman? I do know of someone who enlisted as an LPN and became a Medic in the AF, but that was about 15 years ago, so I would like to know if that is still an option. If not, I began the enlistment process through the AF about a year ago. My ASVAB score (96 I believe) made me a candidate for most (all?) MOS, and I wouldn't be 100% opposed to forgoing nursing/healthcare for the 4 years that I am enlisted.
If you read that giant wall of text, thank you.
PS: please don't tell me to just get my BSN. Again, I would like to travel and experience the military while I'm as young as I am now and come back to commission later (having military experience would help me get accepted as well, I believe).