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AmandaBoard 06-16-2016 05:18 AM

Soon to be Army wife with lots of questions
Hi, My husband is joining the Army actuve duty and I'm nervous about what's going to happen. My dad was active duty in the army but I know nothing about what it's like to be a military wife. I guess one of my biggest questions is how am I going to continue to get my RN if we're moving around a lot?

danasurvey 06-16-2016 11:39 AM

Moving around a lot may make that tough. Maybe it's something you can work on one semester at a time? Or maybe ultimately he'll get stationed somewhere where you will be for a couple/few years?

There are also RN courses online, but I'm not sure about the quality of those, Just found them doing a Google search.

Good luck. :)

tinamfreitas 07-21-2016 09:48 AM


I don't know anything about RN training or even if that is something that can be done online, but if you already have a medical background and want to train for a career at home, Career Step has been training healthcare professionals for over 20 years.

They accept MyCAA funding, that is a program that offers eligible military spouses $4,000 to put toward training that will help them gain the skills they need to find jobs in growing career fields that have opportunities nationwide and can transfer with them.

Career Step offers programs in Medical Coding, Medical Billing, Medical Transcription, Pharmacist Assistant and Medical Office Assistant. It's completely online and self-paced so you could take the training with you as you move.

I think being a nurse is a great career, but if you can't complete the training while moving around a lot, Career Step might be something to consider.
Career Step | Medical Transcription | Medical Coding | Pharmacist Assistant

cturner560 01-28-2017 09:25 PM

You should be able to continue your RN curriculum online. If you need clinicals, you can probably get those done locally.

cturner560 01-28-2017 09:28 PM

Does the military still pay educational expenses for spouses? They have in the past. You should find out. And some of the colleges give significant discounts to military spouses and families.

slopez10 01-29-2017 06:13 PM

The only help from the military for spouses is MyCAA and that can only be used for certificates or A.S. degrees that lead to a career. MyCAA is also only for spouses of E1-5, O1-2, and W1-2. Other than that service members can transfer their Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to their spouses.

cturner560 01-30-2017 11:20 AM

You should google "Colleges that give discounts to Military Spouses" or something like that. You may find a significant discount.

SprinkleWithKim 02-20-2017 12:19 AM

Distance learning programs can be great still and some will allow you to jump in for hands on credit hours you need. Best of luck! It's not easy but their worth it!

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