Doing Some Research On Military Nursing Option

  1. Hey everyone,

    I know the best choice is to speak with a recruiter about this, but see what info I can get from you guys. I'm 22 and looking to change my life for the better. Considering my options I want to go back to school for nursing. Right now I'm looking at getting my CNA cert in August to get started in a new direction.

    On the other hand thinking the Navy...

    Doing my research, the Navy seems like a great option not only for the amazing benefits but for the experience. Problem is, needing a BSN before even considering going into the military. I will be over 27 before I even get my BSN so what could my options be? I heard someone saying something about joining and utilizing the post 9/11 GI bill to get to school full-time? How does that work? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. by   andrewschultz
    Hey... I'm a vet and using post 911now. The only way to nurse in the service is to be an officer. No enlisted allowed. Go to college, get in a ROTC program and get commissioned. If you do Army, there are programs to pay off your nursing loans plus a bonus of money when you complete basic. DO NOT let a recruiter tell you that you can take classes while enlisted. You can.... But trust me, there will be so much bullcrap at work, that it'll be impossible. I served 8 years and seen it first hand. Also experienced it. If this is what you want, go for it. The cut off age for the services will have to be asked. DO NOT listen to everything the recruiter says. They are there to meet a quota and only care about getting your butt to sign papers. Please do your own research on all branches yourself as well. I'm a Army guy myself, but if I can.... Air Force is the best branch as far as treatment of Soldiers and quality of life goes. Hope this helps. Feel free to message me if you want.
  4. by   andrewschultz
    Sorry, you can use post 911 for school. But as long as you are active duty... And the command approves, the military pays for school. Post 911 is for after service. But why go through all that just to use those benefits. You'll be wasting time. Don't forget that federal commitment is 8 years! Go ROTC.... Btw, the benefits are the same for all branches.