I'm looking for information on the different branches for Reserves. I currently work at an ASC as an OR Charge Nurse and am wanting to branch into the military setting.
9 months med/surg
1 year OR
1 year PACU/Pre-Op/OR at an ASC
I am currently 39 years old, live in Dallas, TX (unable to relocate) and am in the process of obtaining my BSN with a completion date no later than 10/31/2020. I do need to work on my physical requirements in order to join any branch, but since I'll have until then I think I should have plenty of time to meet that goal.
What I'm looking for
not sure if this is in every branch, but something like AFR 1 weekend/mo and 2 weeks/yr would be perfect
so far AFR Flight Nurse has caught my interest the most, but with my background would I qualify for something like that?
I wouldn't mind doing OR or some sort of perioperative nursing, but not sure if that would be an option given my location. There are no bases close to my home, so not sure how that would work out.
something to further my career/improve my knowledge base
I already tried to call a recruiter and basically they won't talk to me unless I have a BSN. I would hate to get my hopes up thinking this is obtainable for me, only to find out later that it's not.
Any advice is appreciated, thanks!