If you are looking into being a nurse, make sure that you want to make a career out of it. You mentioned that you want to become an officer in the Air Force. Ask yourself this.....Would I still become a nurse even if I didn't go into the military? You have to want to do it for the sole purpose of wanting to be a nurse. You can't use it as a vehicle for something else. If you don't really want it, remember that after you become an officer....you are going to be a nurse day-in and day-out, year after year. Plus, nursing school is not a walk in the park. You should read the posts on this forum of people going into nursing b/c it sounded like a good second option or their friends are doing it, so why not me? They soon learn it's not what they expected or wanted. It's a wake up call and once you get into the program, you realize how much you have sacrificed just to sit in the classroom on the first day. If you find out that you don't like doing patient care, wiping butts, wrapping foul-smelling wounds, trachs with sputum flying out of them, working long hours, working holidays, etc...then what is the point of becoming an officer in a field that you don't want? However, if you do enjoy taking care of patient, pushing yourself, and helping people that are in need of medical attention, then nursing is something that you can use to help you come an intelligent, well-respected officer that enlisted personal can use as a model for their own success. As an officer, you are going to be a leader... a person accountable for your actions and the actions of other. Nursing also falls under this idea because you are taking care of people that need help. You will become a role model for others, so you have to take pride in work work.
If you are not sure about nursing, you should see if you can shadow a nurse for a couple of nights. Follow someone in the ER, ICU, medical-surgical floor, etc. Find out what they do. Any TV show that depicts nurses are usually completely wrong with the responsibilities that they carry, so the only way to see it first hand is to shadow. That's what I did. I swore I wanted to be a doctor or a medic, but when I saw all the things nurses did, I was hooked. If you find out that nursing it something that you want to do, you will make a fine officer, but make sure it's what you want.