Did you ever consider the Navy Nurse Corp Reserves? My daughter is going to school for her RN and after that enlisting in the Nurse Corp to get experience and serve. They also will help pay for your school loans I think.
Hi, and Congrats on your career choice..years ago on of my nursing professors said to me "you will never have to worry once you are a nurse, you will be well respected and the banks love you because you will always have a job lol'. I am a nursing supervisor at a Residential Treatment Center for Adolescent Boys and I agree with Brenda, even though we have a 95% well population I won't hire a nurse without at least a year of Med Surge Experience.Its nice to have a good nursing foundation before you choose a specialty. Good Luck to You, and don't worry you will find the right fit. One of the nice things about nursing is that there are so many differant paths for you to take your career.
Oh wow guess I am not such a good nurse tonight... I didn't notice that your post was over 2years old..lol I just found this group and I was so excited that I wasn't lookin at the date.