Options for officer enlistment
- 0Sep 20, '01 by kawrn712Hello, I am a 1st year nursing student 32 yrs old and married with children. I was prior service in the Airforce in 1988, and was wondering if anyone knows if I am too old to go back in, as an officer, once I complete my BSN? If so, can anyone give my some advice or options?
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- 0Aug 18, '02 by sjoeYou might also consider checking out a VA scholarship if money is the issue here. They paid my last half of nursing school in exchange for my working for them (at full pay, of course) for a year after I graduated. Your school's financial aid office should have all the info you need.
Talk to your USAF recruiter and see if they can offer you a deal that might be useful to you right now.
- 0Aug 19, '02 by 2ndCareerRNThe magic number for war critical billets..which nursing is one of..
is 47 y/o. That way you can still do 15 yrs for a pension prior to mandatory retirement age of 62.
I almost went back in at that age, but did not have any desire to be the oldest Ensign in the Navy.
- 0Dec 13, '02 by lauritasolI know the Army is 35. I was a medic/EMT for 4 years as an enilsted member, and am considering going back into the Army or maybe the AF as a nurse once I graduate in 2 years with a BSN.
I talked with the recruiter for the Army and they will allow you to go in until you are 35, but you will only be commissioned as a 2nd LT (O1), where in the Air Force they will commission you as a 1st LT (O2) upon entering as a nurse. I am considering both and have not decided yet. I loved the Army when I was in, but I was raised as an AF brat and my boyfriend is an officer in the AF. When comparing stories, I do feel that the AF does treat their service members a lot better than the Army does.
Well, I hope that may help some! Good luck to you whatever your choice!
- 0Nov 26, '03 by LTNurseI just spoke to a AMMED recruiter for the Army and he told me that the age for Army Nurses ar 21 to 46 and you cal also read it at www.goarmy.com under Becoming an Officer then Direct Commisioning, the AMMED then Nurse Corps. I don't know if I wrote all this correct but hope it helps.
- 0Dec 4, '03 by newbabycatcherWhen I came in to the Air Force 3 years ago the age limit was 35. Also, your rank at commissioning depends on your years of experience. 0 to 4 years=2nd Lt, 4 to 8=1st Lt and 8 to 15=Captain. I have cared for patients from all branches of the military and they all agree that the Air Force takes the best care of family. The Army saying is "we didn't issue you a family, so we don't really care.", according to my Army patients. Just something else to consider.