I graduated in July with my associates in nursing and will be taking NCLEX during my Christmas break in the upcoming weeks. I'm 21 years and still stay with my parents and have 2 semesters until I receive my BSN. I am considering joining the NAVY or ARMY for the nurse corp programs. My dad was in the navy for 20 years and told me I could join the NAVY RESERVES. Can anyone give me a little insight into joining the reserves versus going active duty? I plan on talking with a healthcare recruiter once I pass NCLEX. I really want to join and become a military nurse, since I'm only 21 and have yet to experience the " real world" since I have been "sheltered" my whole life. I looked online at the benefits of joining the navy nurse corps and I am extremely interested.