Quote from twistncrewbabe13
I posted a thread a few days ago but I need possibly different advice now. For a little while now I have been considering becoming a HM next year. But my consern is that I'm not coming out of highschool-by the time I'd join I would have two years of college underneath me. From what I have researched and asked people, it seems that coming out of the program i would have most likely another 3 years of college to complete a BSN in nursing. I know that you can do"travel college" while being an HM, but in reality how often does that work out? And how do you know whether those credits transfer to a home university when you go back to college? It just seems I would be splitting up my college and I'm not sure if that's the right path to take.
Many people tell me that I should probably finish my nursing degree first and then go travel and that way I'll make more money and start higher up. It's hard to know what to do. I was considering the HM more so because it's not quite the commitment it is going in afterwards (please correct me if I'm wrong) and . I am now reconsidering and possibly looking at other options such as the nurse corps program. I would really like to know what else is out there and opinions from different people who have experienced different things.any info you can give me would be great.
Continue on your path to becoming an RN. If you were to enlist and become an HM, I believe you would encur a five year obligation, which can further delay you earning your BSN. The other thing to consider is you do not know how work schedule will be once you arrive at a hospital and if it will allow you to complete you BSN due to rotating shifts. If you are concerned about financial aid, compare the nurse candidate program vs the 2yr ROTC option as far as benefits and obligated service you must payback.