I have for a long while wanted to join the military. I graduated with my associates degree in nursing a few years ago. Unfortunately, I know that nurses need the bachelors degree minimum. Because of that I have gone back to school and should obtain my degree by late summer 2012. I did this so I can join as a nursing officer versus going the enlisted route. My questions are: When should I or when can I start the "paperwork" process? Also, how difficult is it to join any of the reserves (Army, Navy, Air Force) and be direct commission? I really would like to join as soon as possible because this is something I have always wanted to do. Thanks for any suggestions or comments!