if the buzz I heard today is correct, deploying ships could soon have a Nurse Practioner (sp?!) instead of a GDMO. Que howls of anger from the Med (Dr.) community, but lets be honest chaps, Surg Lt's are the world's most highly paid entertainment's committee chairmen......
i can relate to what BTS has asked because my ca told me that because it's a 2 year wait to get in as an MA, that i should take one year and do some a-levels and i may be able to alter my ap if i fancied that route.
I am only going on what was said to me at the AFCO, so still be worth her speaking to them for herself; but might give a little something to think about until then.
Apparently Nurses are mainly needed in a certain warm place at the moment, and even when based at 'home' all of the services tend to work side by side. The most notable choice I was told to make in regards to which service to choose, was that the RAF can do extra training to become Aeromed Nurses. They tend to have more at Headley Court too, so may be worth thinking about what she wants to be doing. Although lifestyle in each force should be looked into, they all work together most of the time, many Naval ones are stationed with Marines onland. But again, this could be wrong, might only be part of the story, was just one persons informally bit of information. All of the services have contact addresses and emails for their Nursing Units, they can send out information packs etc to have a little look through.