hello. i would suggest you look over this forum, perhaps put in a search for army reserves. or go to http://armynursecorps.amedd.army.mil/
<--- this will give you some insight into the army nurse corps, active duty
<--- will tell you a bit about the army reserves nurse corps
from what i understand i would go in as an officer since i have my rn license, what does that actually mean?
to become an commissioned officer in the anc, reserves you first must meet with a health care recruiter.
you must have, at the very least, your adn from an accrediated nursing school
i am not entirely sure that this is for me, so i really want to know what the day to day is like and the chances of being deployed (and to where). everything depends upon the needs of the army. realize that deployment is a probability
. a matter of when, not if.
depending upon your status, if you drill with a tpu (troop program unit) being mobilized and/or deployed depends upon their at home dwell-time. if that particular tpu was deployed in 2005, and with the at home dwell-time for reserve units usually
5 years, one would think that the next warno would be in 2010. again, needs of the army.
when you are in the reserves there is no "day-to-day", unless you are an activated reservist, or ang. you would be expected to attend battle assembly (ba or drill) every month with your annual training (at) of 14 or so days once a year, usually during the summer months. your weekend drill, depending upon the muta (multiple unit training assembly)...it could be 2 days or 4 days, also depending upon your units metl (mission essential task list)
i'm not going to lie, the tuition assist. is my main motivation. it seems like my best option for paying for graduate school. although, from the army website it looks like they have really good career advancement/career paths.
i'm planning on talking to a recruiter soon, but i wanted to know more before i talked to them.