Quote from MaleRNstudent21
Hello all, I'm 22yrs of age and going to school right now for my RN. I'm taking my pre-reqs and in the beginning of my educational path for my BSN. I still have a lot to go. Well over this past year the navy has been a interest to me for some reason. I have always been very , very, interesting in world travel. I absoulutely love geography and the idea of world travel. The only downfall is I don't know how to swim,lol. Also I have had a big interest in working out and seeing the world and being in a diverse community. Every since I was a child I have lived in different places of the US......from New Orleans, LA,Nebraska,and now Memphis,TN. My main question is could I become a RN through the naval as a male? Is it common for males to become RN's through the navy? Also I thought it would be great to join the navy for the great benifits and 30 days vacation time/yr. Along with it will give me some type of security and ability to grow instead of being a college student working at a Fast Food joint. Would any of you advise the navy?
Is the question you are asking if you should quit your job, drop out of school and join the Navy now, before completing your BSN?
Or are you asking if there are male RNs in the Navy?
What I would suggest is to seek if there is any Nurse candidate positions in the Navy, (I know that the Army has an Army Nurse Candidate program for junior senior level students who would receive a bonus and a monthly stipend), the Army also has ROTC which would pay for your current eduction right now...not sure about the Navy.
What I do know is that the population of Nurses that has the greated Male nurses is indeed in the services so, yes, Male Nurses have a welcomed opportunity.
Would I suggest that you drop out of school, quit your job and go in as enlisted, (or whichever term the Navy uses...) that is your call, there may be benefits you can seek such as the GI bill which will grant you tuition moneys after you complete your service.
It sounds like you are willing and ready to enlist now, why not speak with both a Medical Naval recruiter and also a regular Naval recruiter as well as wait and read form Navy nurses here, take your time, make your informed choice and good luck!!