I wanted some input from fellow nurses/nursing students who are in the military/who might be interested in joining the military after they graduate. I know its best that I go see each branch's recruiters individually but I would still like some input... I haven't decided on which branch exactly, but I was looking toward Navy, Air Force and Army (Ranking in order) But I haven't done much research regarding benefits, locations/placements, and other pertinent information. Does anyone have any suggestions? I kind of think I wouldn't mind being away from home but who knows... I think I can handle the physical training but after I keep thinking about everything in general and about a future family... it just gets me worried. I'm still young (23) and I know I have a lot time ahead of me... But one main reason I would like to join is for the confidence and benefits in the long run.
I had a question about pay...
In the civilian setting, if you work in the ICU compared to general Med-Surg, ICU typically gets paid more. But is that not how it works in the military. Will you get paid the same regardless where you work? (Considering I'm a new graduate)