so confused! other medical MOS's?

  1. I've completed 2.5 years of nursing school so far, and I'm taking this semester off. Now that I'm not in school I'm starting to question if i really want to be a nurse of not. The navy nurse recruiter has been up my butt for quite a while trying to get me to enlist [she's the nicest woman though ]. anyway now i'm thinking about enlisting in the army, i'm interested in 91P (radiology specialist), or 91 Tango (animal care specialist). My boyfriend is getting deployed to Afghanistan within the next few weeks for at least a year and I think it would be good for me to get away for a while and concentrate on something. If anyone has any advice for me or knows anything about these MOS's please let me know! Thanks so much.

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  3. by   Kora0880
    it is not my bussiness but if I were you I would finish your nursing degree, there is so much one can do with it and you do not have much more left! Besides as a nurse you would be entering the army or whichever branch you chose as an officer, and that you cannot deny has its plus
  4. by   morr4336
    I would have to agree with Kora! finish your education, you dont want to regret it in the future.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Take it from someone who has BTDT. I graduated from high school in 1977, went to college - got within two semesters of finishing an ADN, quit, joined the NAVY in 1978, met hubby (really wonderful guy), got married while stationed in Japan, had first son, moved to Spain, had second son, hubby got shipped to Greenland for a year, so I moved back to Illinois, moved to Alaska for two years, moved to Korea for two years, moved to Las Vegas for two years (got my LPN here), moved to Indianapolis for four years (got my ADN here), moved to Peoria, IL almost 8 years ago (will complete BSN in 05/04 and MSN in 2005. However...would have been so much easier to just finish the first time. Good luck...
  6. by   jmurphy
    I don't even know if I still want to be a nurse, eh, that's why i was wondering about radiology or animal care in the army. Every does tell me to stick with it though :-)

  7. by   traumaRUs
    Even if you don't think you want to be a nurse...your RN will always be available for you to use.
  8. by   suzanne4
    My input would be to get your degree now, even if you don't use it for awhile, it will always be there for you to fall back on.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
  9. by   Renee' Y-Y
    There are so many avenues in nursing...I agree with everyone else...finish your nursing. It could be that you've been working your butt off in nursing you're on a breather and going back to all that hard work is kind of "coloring" your perspective. I wish that I had gone into the military as a nurse...and I'm pretty sure "officer-ship" has its perks.