There are many benefits to being a nurse in the military as long you continue to climb the rank structure and not remain stagnant. The pay, the thirty day leave a year, the medical/dental/vision benefits, housing on base, or housing stipend to live off base, able to travel and live in many different places of the world, educational benefits.........military nursing has it all. IMO.
If I were young enough, I'd become a military nurse.
I've worked as a department of the army civilian nurse and made great pay, received good benefits, but surely didn't get thirty days a year pay. I wish.:chuckle