Hi all, I am a 24 year old who just finished nursing school
last fall. I recently made the decision to look into fulfilling a dream that I have had since I was a girl--become a nurse for the military. I am hoping to look into the Air Force and Navy as these are areas my family have always gone and interest me. My information is currently being forwarded from the local recruiter here in Indiana to the Healthcare Professions recruiter in Ohio. I have also sent the recruiter an email but have gotten no response yet. It is to the point that I have dreams of nursing, and I wake up with excitement.
I have a few questions that I have searched the threads for and haven't exactly found answers for. The recruiter said there's a high need for nurses in the corps. However, I've seen so many posts about high waits. How fast/slow are commissions being processed now?
I have always been in pretty good shape (not so much right now as I am still getting back after having a baby 2 months ago). However, I've never been able to do push ups even with lots of practice. I've started practicing again with little progress. Will this completely disqualify me?
What would be done if after being commissioned if I could not meet the standards? I understand that it isn't like basic training but get confused on this part. Also, is it easy to get waivers for astigmatism?
I'm -3.75 in one eye with astigmatism but am 20/20 corrected.