Quote from BBingRN79
This might sound weird Thunderwolf but sometimes I feel old at 26. LOL I'll be 28 when I graduate from nursing school, sometimes I get scared that's too old to start a new career or even a first one, even though I have been in and out of school for a while.. I'm wondering if I could broker a deal with the military and see if they would pay for my RN to BSN program. What branch would you recommend? Army, Navy or AF? I was thinking AF or Army.
If I may join in on this Thread ...
Why you feel the age of 28 yrs. is too old to start a new career is beyond me? I was active duty USMC aircraft electrician [1980-1988], then did same as a civilian for 3 yrs. I decided to change careers, so at the age of 32 yrs. old I started college ... for the first time
. Now, on my education resume is AAS in Surgical Technology, AAS in Nursing [ADN], and Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN].
In 2003, at 42 yrs. old w/ADN I accepted direct commission into USAR Nurse Corps. Then, a year later I completed RN-BSN program. A couple of days ago I spoke to the Army Nurse Branch Deputy Chief, Human Resource Command, about coming on to active duty. I will report to Madigan Army Medical Center for active duty on 03 APR 06 [9 days prior to my 45th Bday], then begin the critical care course on the 23rd, and remain at MAMC as a critical care nurse for a three year committment. Plan is to do at least 13 yrs AD to complete 20 for retirement.
Psst... I'm like a bottle of wine, I just keep getting better with age.