Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nursing opportunities in the military and VA

Are you a nurse? Are you going to be a nurse? Do you want to be a nurse? If you said yes to any of those, have you considered really making a difference? Nursing can be a great way to make a difference in our military and VA hospitals. Many times, there are nursing shortages. Maybe you are a nurse and have wondered how you can serve your country, or just do something patriotic to show your appreciation.

The military has large and small hospitals in many places, from San Diego, California, to Washington D.C. Any and all nursing specialties are used. Yes, military life can be hard. But if you have what it takes, you can take your nursing skills to a whole new level that some only dream of. Yes, this includes man and women nurses.

For a commission in the military, normally you need a bachelor's degree in nursing, and be 21 years of age. There can be an age cut off at around 43 to sign up, but if you are as old as 60 and you have a much needed specialty, you can get a waiver.

Are you in the military now? Want to be a nurse? The military will send you to college while on active duty and pay for the school. When you graduate, you agree to give a certain number of years in the service.

Learn more on being a nurse in the Army, Navy,or Air Force.

Don't want to join the military? Many of the large military hospitals do not have enough nurses or medical personnel in the military. So, they do hire civilians to work right alongside military members. If you live near a large base, chances are there is a hospital and clinics available to you to work in.

There are also VA hospitals in most parts of the country. VA hospitals normally serve retired or disabled military veterans. If you have the calling to really make a difference, these veterans could use your love, support, as well as your nursing skills. VA Nurse opportunities.

>>Nursing School-How to get scholarships, grants, and loans.


>>VA Veterans Home Loans

>>Military Families and Money.

>>Military Family Scholarships

1 comment:

  1. Nursing in the military is such an appealing career choice! I am in nursing school and have been considering this option. I think it would allow me to do what I love while serving my country. Good info!