Hi, future/current nurses,
Im about to graduate in August 2013, and will take the Nclex shortly after.
There is nothing more I want to do more than join the Navy after I graduate, and I want to join immediately.
However, reading previous posts, makes me kind of doubtful that I will even be selected.
I have no experience, and my GPA is 3.345 currently, but I can increase it to a 3.5 by the time I graduate.
I do not know what to do, many people so many different things. For example an officer said that I can sign up for active duty and get a signup bonus of $40,000. I do not know how much of this is true.
My question, is what would increase my chances of getting to do active duty?
The Navy Candidate Program or the Nurse Corps?
I know the Navy Candidate Program is when you are already in school, and you get a bonus of $10,000 while you are in school. However I only have 2 semesters left, so I don't know whether just to apply to the Nurse Corpus, and get the sign-up bonus.
Also, I have not volunteered anywhere, nor have I been in any extracurricular activities, but I have decided to take an extra class "Army Physical Fitness Training" to get me ready for Officer Training Camp.
I may sound redundant, I am just stressed. There is nothing more that I want, then to join the military.
Give me some advice Please.