i know these probably seem like stupid questions, but i've looked on the websites, spoke to the careers officer and rang the qarnc and everyone seems to have slightly different answers or they don't know, any help would be greatly appreciated!! - i'm confused by the officer cadet/student nurse option. as far as i can understand as an officer cadet i can train as a nurse at any uni, get paid Â£11 000 a year and then go straight in as an officer once i've graduated. if i join as a student nurse, complete my 14 weeks basic training then train at birmingham as a nurse, doing my placements in a military setting etc then graduate, i'd be a corporal etc? is that right? because i don't really understand the logic. is there a way to be a military student nurse then commision as an officer, or would i have to work my way up from private? - do the military student nurses all live together whilst as birmingham city uni and if we do, are living costs taken from wages at source as they are if you are in a different regiment? if food costs are taken does that mean its catered housing? -the careers officer said you get 38 days holiday in the army, but uni courses usually allow for longer holidays than this, so would the military student nurses have to stay at uni during the holidays and do extra shifts or would we get shipped off onto training courses elsewhere? - and i know this sounds utterly daft, but is basic training really hard? i think i've got reasonable levels of fitness etc and i come from a military background so i've got a general idea of whats involved, but do they still pull all your things out of your locker and turn your bed upside down whilst ordering you to clean the floor with a toothbrush? many thanks in advance if anyone can answer any of these, i know they seem stupid, but its hard to get answers when everyone tells you different things!