My advice for you, If you enjoy nursing do not join the navy. The<quoted text>
I am a 29 year old female, new recruit and leave January 14th for basic and going in as HM active duty. I know I'm a bit older going in than most but I joined because I'm in love with the sciences and end goal is navy nurse corps and to serve my country. I feel strongly that this is where I belong. My grandfather was in the navy and a huge part of my decision to join. I am just shy of my AA and could apply for many of the science fields that are trained for in the navy. As I approach January 14 I'm starting to second guess as I read some of these forums. I haven't been able to find much on here positive. I really am excited to go and just wondering if anyone has any advice they could offer? Thank you guys for your service and I really do appreciate any info you might have to offer wether it be good or bad.
Navy will do nothing but make you hate what you love doing. most of the people above you either IDC or FMF are going to be nothing but giant dicks unless you are willing to give it up, which I've seen female sailors go that course just so they get less crap from the chain of command. Honestly.. I would recommend going with the civilian side of the medical field. The navy has changed a lot since your grandfather was in, most of it for the worse. Of course don't let biased opinions influence your decision. If you want to go navy and get a taste for how it is more power to you. Just be careful.
Another thing the recruiter won't mention is the amount of sexual assault that goes on behind closed doors in our countries "FINE NAVY".