I'm new here and didn't know whether this was the forum to ask me questions.
I graduated in 2005 with a non-nursing degree, but now I'm thinking of getting my nursing degree here in Illinois. But I also want to be in the Navy. So I've contacted a recruiter and this Friday I'll take the ASVAB test. Now, here's where it gets confusing for me. I've been checking the universities over here for second degree nursing (which is accelerated) and the graduate entry nursing (MSN) programs, and decided to take the Master's route.
My recruiter has told me that 1) I could enlist now and get the benefits, tuition assistance, etc. or 2) get accepted to a university and receive some scholarships
from the Navy, which I believe would be like NROTC. But if I take the second choice, why do I still need to take the ASVAB if that's for enlistment?
I also like to hear from others who went for their second degree in Nursing, and any tips, advices, opinions, etc.