DH is just finishing up his Army service. He's applied and been offered a job as a nurse at a VA hospital out of state. Can anyone tell us about the pay and benefits? He's been trying to get ahold of someone in the HR dept, but as usual, it's taking forever. We heard that it can take 2-3 months before they get all his background checks and stuff done so he can start work. Any experience with this? He's been a Combat Medic, but finished up his Bachelor's in July and has been interning as a nurse at the hospital on post since July. Will his 4 years as a medic be counted as experience and increase his pay? What other factors go into this decision? What can we expect to pay for insurance for a family of 3?
Thanks for your help!