military service male nurse

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    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 flight nurse...

    Now, here's the question...
    As a military member who's EAOS is within a year...
    My question is this...

    for an former service member, with "clearence" and am a male...what's the job market looking projected to be?...here's the kicker...I do have full sleeves on both arms...nothing offensive, or derogatory, but tattoos, nonetheless...I know this is what the civi world sees as "unprofessional"...

    I do plan on taking up school, to get my BSN, and continue from there for flight nurse...but how would I get started in doing this, being still active?...a friend of mine, is mailing me a few books, so I can start to get the feel for profession, yet still do my current obligations...

    Any advice is will be noted, and highly appreciated...

    -PB
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    Thank you for your service. With your experience, it should help you become a part of flight team. Most people where I work have ICU experience. Start doing pre req's for your BSN of you can, or see if the military can help you figure out what may transfer to your school of choice, and once you are done with school and have your license, start talkign with murse recruiters. It may seem like a long road, but with your commitment to service, you can certainly achieve your goal!
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    thank you for the information...
    I will continue to be motivated...
    my girlfriend is going to school for orthopedic surgery, and her best friend happens to be a RNP...
    so if anything I could gain some help from them...

    my question is, what about the tattoos?...
    do you think that will determination, I could get a career even being "sleeved-out"
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    Do you have them on your hands? I don't think you will have a problem. However, there is a very good chance you will need to wear long sleeves all the time.
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    Yes I agree with RubySlippers06, you will most likely have to wear long sleeves.
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    Look into the MSEP program, I have a few guys and gals that are doing that right now. You get paid while you are going to college while on active duty, but the downside is that it is HIGHLY competitive and is only done once a year. All in all a great program. As far as tattoos, no issues at all brother, all they ask is you wear one of those skin tight under armor sleeves. You could always to TA while active duty, and if you are feeling adventurous go and get you doctorate with your post-911 GI bill. Hope this helps, and be safe out there!
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    Thank you StntnInMyChallngr...
    I appreciate it...
    I can't use my TA, since I have to have 2 years of active service left to use it...
    but I do have my post 9/11...

    thank you on the tattoo advice as well...
    that's what my corpmans said...
    No I do not have any on my hands...but they are down to my bottom wrist, right where the hand slides into the wrist...

    But I appreciate everything guys, I'll keep yall updated...

    Yall have a good one..

    thanks
    -PinBall
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    [COLOR=#000000][/COLOR]Alsohere is something to look at find a school with a USOC agreement they will giveyou credit for your military service the school where I am at with my servicetime and MOS Schooling I would have had a year and a half to work on my BSN.But I did not take that route if you have participated in any GI Bill money; goto the VA education benefits site for different funds for schooling and alsowith your state because a lot of states will provide funds for you if youchoose a state school. As for the Tats I have a couple and on a couple ofinterviews I was informed that they did not want them visible when I wasworking. Good luck in your pursuit and stay safe over there.
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    Give Excelsior College a look. They are very military friendly. You probably could get started there depending on your free time and internet access, excelsior.edu. Good luck.
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    You're most welcome. So everything should be good to go for you regarding tattoos. Post-911 is going to be a great asset to you then, only downside is that it is only 36 months. If you are over 30% disabled then you would receive Chapter 31 which pays for another year. Best of luck to you, keep us posted on your acceptance!


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