I have been inspired to join a branch of military since freshman year of high school now i am a senior and ready for college. I know I want to get my college education first, so I do not want to join as a recruit. I have always wanted to be a nurse. So I have decided I want to be a nurse in the navy. However, I have a few questions and I would very much appreciate honesty!
1. Is it better to get your degree first and then speak with a recruiter?
2. After I enlist do I have to go to boot camp or is there some kind of boot camp for officers?
3. I was researching and saw A and C school come up, can someone explain exactly what that is?
4. If you already got your degree before enlisting do you have to go to A and/or C school?
5. What is the navy nurse corps?
6. Is everyone with a college degree an officer?
7. I know that being in any branch of military you can encounter dangerous situations, but I just want to know if any of you have experienced anything as a nurse.
8. Do navy nurses (females) have to cut their hair at boot camp? (Just wondering I don't mind chopping my hair off)
9. What kind of uniforms and how many uniforms do navy nurses get?
10. Does the navy pay for college? And what kind of benefits do you get?
11. How long are deployments? And after book camp then what? Do you get time off after book camp? How do you prepare for boot camp?
12. Last thing, can someone give me a step by step idea of becoming a navy nurse? (A suggestion)
I'm single and don't have any kids. I'm going to keep it that way so I can focus on work so deployments are not a problem to me! I've been a competitive boxer and kick-boxer since middle school, so I'm in pretty good shape. I would also love to hear some stories of your experience or current time as a navy nurse! Thank you for your service and time!