First, even if she is well informed her comment was snarky and off topic. I meant to say, "I don't remember asking your opinion about employment."I specifically requested information on where to earn an LPN in Oahu- and she provided nothing constructive. Educational information or advice would have been greatly appreciated and taken to heart.
I could write about the continental US comments, but I won't. You both misunderstood. In reality, we will only be in HI for 2 years (1-3 was very generous on my part). We will then be returning to the continental US where I will seek employment and begin the transition from LPN to RN. Maybe it's different in HI, but where I'm from and the states I've researched it takes 1.5-2 years to earn an LPN. Is it different in HI? If I had three years on the island I would enroll in an accelerated BSN program.
I asked only about education because I only care about education in HI. Not planning on "working" until we move (I volunteer overseas every few years and having an LPN's education would make me much more useful)
As for being a naval spouse it's not that difficult, it's actually pretty excellent. I get to live all over the world and it's paid for- a pretty wonderful perk. I can also find employment almost anywhere because the navy takes care of spouses. We have great support.
Thanks for taking the time to post.