Hi, I am considering nursing school and weighing the opions of doing it through the Air Force. I am married and have a 2 year old boy and we are hoping for more children in the future. I am really interested pediatric nursing, I am pretty sure this is what I want to do. With the Air Force, the only thing holding me back is the idea of deployment. I know this is a realistic part of being in the military and I don't know what state the world will be in 5 years from now when I am in Active Duty. I just don't think I could be away from my husband and son.
Any pediatric nurses in the military? Any insights on life in the military with a family and deployment? Is there a less likely chance of being deployed if specializing in pediatrics?
This is just such a massive decision and I would really like some hands on insight and wisdom because I am leary of talking to a recruiter. I met with recruiters after high school and it seems to me that they will say anything to get you to join the boat.
Thanks so much!