I want to join the Army(or maybe Navy) Nurse Corps. But I hear when you join they don't even let you deploy for a couple years and even then the best chance you have of deploying is to be ICU nurse. I'm going into my final twelve months as a nusing student and am in the process of applying to the ANCP(I'm almost finished). My recruiter says I have a competitive kit. But the hospital I'm doing my clinicals at I have a really good chance of getting into ICU. I know a lot of people who work there including the person in charge of hiring and she says she expects two or three nurses to be leaving within the next 15 months and if I don't screw up my last year and the nuses who are supposed to leave do go then the position is mine. Would I have a better chance of getting into the Navy ICU if I stay civilian for five years and work ICU?