hello, I'm currently a pre-nursing student taking my requirements. I'll be submitting my application to join the nursing dept early next year. My question is, I want to join the Peace Corps, but will they take an RN that just graduated? Or would they prefer an experience of 2 years, 3 years, and so on? Which specialty should I focus on in order to be most helpful? On the site it says relevant experience would be in public health, midwifery, or physician's assistant, but I think I've also read on the forums surgery exp would also be good?
What's your opinion on doing Peace Corps for most of your life? As in, making that your career, living on a stipend. Is it unrealistic?
I'm really interested also in doing overseas/development/refugee nursing but so far I've only found that the majority (if not all) of aforementioned nurses do it on a volunteer basis. I would like to be able to do that as my job and not worry about coming up with the money for plane tickets and so forth. Are there any organizations that do that at all? Or can you recommend a similar field to me? Thank you!