Bottom line you have a job already. As others have said if you want to wait and then relocate that's cool. However, in response to the person who spoke of the "government job with excellent benefits", all VA's are not the same. Most public hospitals offer 4-5 weeks paid vacation these days, the VA's retirement matches what you put in which is common practice, pay rates are variable as they are in the public, governmental red tape ties your hands in unbelievable ways, tuition reiumbursement is regional as well, depends on how scarce nurses are, sure once you get over the 2 year probation period, you'd have to kill someone to get fired! not really kidding...too much, on the other hand, we Vets love nursing students, you are serving your country in many ways, and once a VA nurse you can transfer to any state in the Union with your one license. I know I got off target, but life is short and relationships come and go...what does your heart tell you? Good luck!