Well, I'm back.
I was here a while ago while I was doing my CNA course at the local Tech. school.
My plan WAS to make my work schedule work with a school schedule, and put myself through Nursing School
. I tried (went to days, took a different position), but I just can't have any guaranteed days off. Work thinks they are the most important thing in my life. I think differently.
I've thought alot about what I can do to make something of my life, and I think I may have found the answer..
Join the ARMY.
Here's some info on me:
-27 years old
-Single, no kids
-Renter - signed a new lease a few months ago
-5'9", 210 (I gained about 50-60 pounds after I quit smoking in April '05)
-GED, CNA. No further education
-Overall good health. A bit overweight and out of shape at present, but I have a year to fix that before my lease is up.
-Been at my current job almost 9 years. Good standing. All of my supervisors have/do like me. I'd rather work than chit-chat.
-Minor things on my criminal record - traffic, trespass, underage drinking. Nothing major, and nothing for the past 5-6 years.
-Hope to become a RN, and would like to specialize (thinking CRNA, but it's a bit early to be sure). I DO want to specialize somewhere though.
-Get choked up every time the National Anthem plays. I have always thanked Vets for their service. But words are cheap. It would be nice to do more.
91WM6, 4 year enlistment?
Will I be able to get my education in the ARMY, or are they mostly interested in educated people for this area?
I don't have a problem working my way up the ladder. I just spent 9 years of my life working my way up the ladder at this job, and found out there isn't much at the top here. I'm looking for a taller ladder.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions are welcome!
Oct 7, '06
Quote from Gennaver
I take this to mean that for the first two yeas of the pre-clinical portion of the BSN that you do it online or at night school but, for the final two years with the clinical portion they will pay you to be a full-time student? Makes sense now.
At my undergrad institution many people transfered for their final two years for the BSN after first obtaining the much less expensive junior college associate degree for the first two year and pre-clinical pre-requisite courses.
Ah, if only I'd known this stuff 10-20 years ago!!
Aahh.. I see.
I was still assuming that there was a RN, ASN program, but it appears you are right - it's a straight BSN. That makes sense.
Sounds like a good deal to me, provided you're allowed enough 'free' time to persue your pre-clinical studies.
Last edit by Someday-C.R.N.A. on Oct 7, '06