I am 28 yrs old, already a fire fighter/paramedic- waiting to get accepted into a nursing transition program, (hopefully in a year from now, I'll be ready to take my NCLEX) I have some weight to lose as well . I am stoked about serving my country- ever since I started the nursing path, and found out about going into the military as a nurse, it's been at the back of my mind, and now that nursing school is right around the corner, I feel like my dreams are coming true.
I have been doing a lot of research out there and it is pretty hard to find good information and wade through all the "fluff". In addition to going researching the military, I am also planning for what classes I need for my BSN.
I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for what I can do now to improve my resume' before applying to the military.
-I would like to know one BSN program is better than another for getting into the military- I want to go the route of NP rather than management eventually.
-I would like to meet others who are trying to do the same thing, and read about their experiences
-I am wondering if the military will send me for more advanced degrees- and how so!
-And anything else you can tell me to help me have a better chance to be accepted into the officer training school.
-when is the right time to contact a recruiter? I have read somewhere the Navy will will pay for you to complete your BSN.. I can't find much on it other than "contact a recruiter."
I would love to get into a program that will give you a 1300$ stipend to finish school! lol.
I am sure i will have more questions when I think of them!
I am wanting to go into the Air Force, but after reading so many of the posts on here, I am not sure if it is the best for me- I really don't want to miss out on something good because I "blindly" chose Air force.
I am grateful for any helpful replies. It feels like I'm in elementary school trying to plan what college I'm going into, please bear with me, I have a one year old son and a very supportive husband (he grew up in a military family) and am trying to give my husband some direction on "where we are going!/how long it will take" (ha! He lets me do what ever I want!)