Navy airforce or army nurse?! Help

  1. I'm 19 years old and from California IE area. I'm about to graduate Lvn school in march. I'm considering all my options to take the next step to get my RN. I am planning on doing a bridge program and working as an Lvn part time but I also am very interested in military nursing. But I don't know much about it. Is there a way they can help pay for my schooling to get my bachelors then I can go work with the military as soon as I graduate? And which branch is best ?
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  3. by   JillyRN
    It doesn't hurt to try to contact a healthcare recruiter for all 3 branches. However, some may not speak with you without you being at least enrolled in a BSN program. Generally, they all offer a new grad nurse program where you could be selected in your Junior year of college and commission after graduation and passing your NCLEX. From there you would attend a Nurse Training Program before reporting to your first duty station. Good luck in whatever you decide!
  4. by   zoe92
    I second calling a recruiter. Because you don't know which branch you want to do, I would meet with a recruiter from each field just to weigh the pros and cons & see which branch is the best match for you. I personally say Air Force, but I am bias (I have a retired AF dad & active enlisted AF fiancee)!
  5. by   mr cooper
    I don't want to make a new thread so I'll ask here. When is it best to call up a recruiter? I graduate in November 2013. Is it too early now? I want to make things as seamless as possible from graduation to NCLEX and so forth.
  6. by   JillyRN
    I'd say contact them now just to see if you qualify for any of the NTP (nurse transition programs). I know there is a program in each branch that allows you to apply while a student and then go active after licensing. The recruiters will let you know if you qualify to apply for that or if you should wait until after graduation. Good luck!