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Non-medical military switching to nursing - career change

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A few questions for the military folks out there that didn’t have a medical job and switched to nursing.

1) Did the switch finally scratch that “itch” that typically comes from working an office military job all day? I’ve had an office job for the past 9 years and something is just missing with regards to tangible results. Pursuing healthcare has always “called” to me, if that makes sense.

2) How was going back to school? I’ve been accepted into a ASBN program but am slightly nervous to switch uniforms since I’ve been wearing just the one for almost a decade now.

3) How did you manage going to school full-time and working? With the GI Bill we can basically go to school for free, with housing, all the way up to and through CRNA if you play your cards right. But, having a little extra disposable income is always nice to have.

I’m new to this forum so feel free to move this post where needed.

In a heartbeat would go back to the career line from the military. Never so disappointed as to find the mind sets and attitudes entrenched in nursing. Not saying this would be your experience, but it certainly is not an experience I would wish on anyone else.

9 hours ago, caliotter3 said:

In a heartbeat would go back to the career line from the military. Never so disappointed as to find the mind sets and attitudes entrenched in nursing. Not saying this would be your experience, but it certainly is not an experience I would wish on anyone else.

@caliotter3, What type of nursing did you go into? Where did you stop with your education (LPN/RN/NP/etc...)?

Edited by Prime_Yoda