I didn't know I couldn't do it ... so I did. - page 3
This morning at 0700, the phone woke me from sleep. It was my brother, calling me from Alaska to tell me how proud he was of me for joining the Army. Granted, Alaska is several hours behind Virginia,... Read More
Oct 21, '13I just turned 31yrs old a few days ago...and the idea of joining the army still lingers. I am going to school to get my pre req's done so I can transfer to a university and get my bachelors degree in nursing. I'm hoping to start the nursing program in the spring of 2015, so i have time to join up... BUT the question im having a hard time with is to join army or air force...my dad was in the marines and my husband was in the army and his step dad is in the army and i have an uncle who was in the navy. I would be the first female in my family to join the military and also the first for this generation in our family. I want to make sure if I do go in which ever branch would be better for me and family because I do have kids. I know army has long deployments, so just want to ask around. Can I go active air force after I get my BSN? I am new to this site so I wasn't able to ask you(LunahRN) questions in a private message. Thanks for your time, Monica.
Oct 22, '13Hi Monica! Welcome to Allnurses. As long as your BSN program is NLNAC or CCNE accredited, the Air Force would be an option, depending on their need for nurses at the time you apply. There is some basic recruiter contact info and information in a thread at the bottom of the forum: https://allnurses.com/government-military-nursing/
While the Air Force does tend to have shorter deployments, some of the Air Force nurses I know have had multiple deployments, which results in them being deployed longer overall. But supposedly things are winding down, so there may be fewer deployments for everyone in the future.
Best of luck in your schooling!