military service male nurse - page 2

by PinBall | 3,020 Views | 13 Comments

Hello everyone, I would like to introduce myself, my name is PinBall, I'm 23 and an active service member... I am currently deployed to...let's say a "not so friendly area" for the 3rd time, and have dreams of becoming a... Read More


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    At my university they don't allow people in with visible tattoos... that said I met a male nurse who had full tattoo sleeves and nipple piercings and was one of the best nurses I worked with. People shouldn't worry about the tattoos they should worry about the person under them. Good luck with everything! Thank you for your service.
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    One thing I didn't realize about the post 911 bill until I started using it is that the 36 months refers to time spent in class and will last you for four years.

    In other words, if you attend class for eight months out of a year you will still have 28 months of chapter 33 left. So if you take the summers off you will have about enough for four and a half years of school.
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    Thanks for your service brother. I'm a veteran Marine and have been using the Post 911 GI bill. And yes everyone's advice is good, however be aware of the college you choose. I know I took about 24 credit hours at "military friendly" schools that give credit for service and none of those credits transferred to any CC, or university in my state. So make sure... Most nursing programs require A&P and the only 100% online A&P courses that I know of are at Clovis Community college in NM. If you have any questions about the GI bill feel free to ask. I have been a student since I got out in 2010.
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    One thing to consider is that certain states grant in state tuition to Veterans. For example, I moved from NY to attend The University of New Mexico and received in state tuition despite living in New Mexico for 15 days

    Other states that come to mind are Connecticut, Rhode Island, Idaho, Arizona, and Colorado.

    A Bill was recently introduced to mandate resident status and in state tuition for Veterans- but of course it died for reasons that Veterans are all too familiar with.

    Excelsior College is a good call for fulfilling some of your required humanities courses.

    PLEASE- do NOT attend a for profit "college" or "university." The majority of courses offered at for profit schools will not transfer into state university systems as the for profit institutions are not fully accredited. Way to many veterans make this mistake and squander their GI Bill.

    Good luck with your studies and kick a$$ in the pre-requisite courses.


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