I graduated last May with my BSN and I am half-way through my MSN program in Health Care Systems Management. I have four months of CVICU experience and five months as a charge nurse in a long term care facility.
I like the sound of Army nursing because of the patient ratios and travel. And because "new grads" are not in high demand right now in the civilian world. Also I have a lot student loans and I know the Army has some awesome sign on bonuses.
Does anyone know what you would go in as as a BSN grad with a little experience and half-way through a Master's program? Is it 2nd Lieutenant? Or should I wait a year when I have my BSN and go in as a Captain? I'm trying to figure out the pay... I'm confused!
Can anyone help me with what kind of questions to ask the recruiter? I don't want to be "tricked" or suckered into anything I don't want to do.
I'm 28 and have two dogs so I want to make sure this is the right thing for me and the puppies!
Also how "athletic" do you have to be? I work out regularly but I don't consider myself a hardcore soldier that can do a million pushups! And come on I'm old lol...