I am currently a ADN graduate working on my BSN and was thinking of joining the military after graduation (if accepted). I am really interested in hearing from current military nurses on how they perceive their work. More or less are you happy with the choice you have made or do you like civilian nursing is better? I should be graduating with my BSN in fall of 2013 and am leaning more towards the Navy or Air Force but I would like to hear from any branch of the services. Please let me know if you have had any civilian nursing experience and when you were in the military.
Hey thanks for the feedback I am mainly interested in the Military because I really enjoy traveling and my father was a Marine so I have somewhat of a military background. Recently I have become a little bit jaded about nursing in the traditional sense and the bureaucracy that gets in the way of actually taking care of patients. I really want to nurse, specifically trauma, and I feel like in the military you have more of an opportunity to do that. I know that saying that I have issues with bureaucracy and thinking about joining the military sounds a little backwards but I feel that in the military health care is about health care. Also if I did enjoy it I might be about to further my education.
So if you all have any further opinions please feel free to share them with me
Last edit by sunshinestudentA on Jul 20, '12