I'm a prior service Army reserve enlistee, currently an active duty Navy spouse that just got accepted into the Master's entry program at Universtiy of San Diego! My program is going to be expensive, and I always assumed I'd just "sell my soul" to Uncle Sam again to help pay my student loans because it wasn't so bad the first time around. Now I'm hearing it's hard to even go into the military now and I'm thinking maybe I'll just wait to see if I can just work at an "underserved" hospital on the civilian side for 2 years instead of committing myself to 6 years as two active duty parents (we have a 7 & 4 year old).
Two questions: 1) How long does the NCP programs process take? Should I start applying now or closer to graduation (May 2013)?
2) Should I just forget the military altogether and just let my hubby finish up his 20?
P.S. This program is the CNL track and I do plan on going back for my NP post masters certificate (two semesters) I know the military will help me with this schooling.
Agghhhhhh, decisions, decisions...