edvaz90 64 Posts Aug 9, 2014 That is what the recruiter told me. That for the first 18 months you are assigned to various floors for a given amount of time. example like one month here, then the next two months there. (again remember i said she wasn't able to fully give me accurate information, I'm trying to contact another naval recruiter). From what I have read and spoken to army/air force automatically start their new nurses on med/ surg. So I've been really confused ha.