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The Perks of Being a Military Nurse

The Perks of Being a Military Nurse

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If you work in the health care field you may be eligible for a special pay bonus. The following is a summary of these bonuses and who qualifies for them:

Military Nurse Accession Bonus
A person who is a registered nurse and who agrees to accept a commission as an officer and remain on active duty for a period of not less than four years may be paid an accession bonus of up to $30,000.

Military Nurse Anesthetist Bonus
A nurse anesthetist officer who agrees to remain on active duty for a period of one year or more may be paid incentive special pay of up to $50,000 for any 12-month period.

A nurse anesthetist officer is an officer who:

• Is an officer of the Nurse Corps of the Army or Navy, an officer of the Air Force designated as a nurse, or an officer designated as a nurse in the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service;

• Is a qualified certified registered nurse anesthetist; and

• Is on active duty under a call or order to active duty for a period of not less than one year.

It might also be worth your while to consider a degree in Psychology.

Military Psychologists and Non-Physician Health Care Officers

An officer in the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service who is designated as a psychologist, and has been awarded a diploma as a Diplomate in Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, entitled to special pay. The rate of such special pay is:

• $2,000 per year, if the officer has less than 10 years of creditable service;

• $2,500 per year, if the officer has at least 10 but less than 12 years of creditable service;

• $3,000 per year, if the officer has at least 12 but less than 14 years of creditable service;

• $4,000 per year, if the officer has at least 14 but less than 18 years of creditable service; or

• $5,000 per year, if the officer has 18 or more years of creditable service.

Also eligible for special pay is one who:

• Is an officer in the Medical Service Corps of the Army or Navy or a biomedical sciences officer in the Air Force;

• Is designated as a psychologist; and

• Has been awarded a diploma as a Diplomate in Psychology by American Board of Professional Psychology;

or one who:

• Is an officer in the Medical Services Corps of the Army or Navy, a biomedical sciences officer in the Air Force, an officer in the Army Medical Specialist Corps, an officer of the Nurse Corps of the Army or Navy, an officer of the Air Force designated as a nurse, an officer of the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve designated as a physician assistant, or an officer in the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service;

• Is a health care provider (other than a psychologist);

• Has a post baccalaureate degree; and

• Is certified by a professional board in the officer’s specialty.


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    I'm living in Jamaica can I apply for any of these opportunities? Or do I have to be a US citizen?

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    dsherrill

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    im 33, itheir a weight requirement for this...6week training on the field??

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    enalial

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    does it required the applicant to be an american citizen?or can an immigrant who is a BSN-RN apply?

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    I am A BSN student at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. I also serve in the Army Reserve. The Army Nurse Corps has a good program for Junior students. If accepted into the Army Nurse Corps Candidate program, the nursing student will recieve a $10,000 bonus, $5,000 for the junior year and $5,000 for the senior year. Also, the nursing student recieves a $1,000 a month stipend, no taxes. Once the student passes boards the student will have to serve for 5 years actuve duty. The age limit for this program is a minimum age of 21 to a max age of 35. Prior service time counts in subtracting years if one is over 35. The clinch is one must graduate before 40. The ANC also has a program for 2 year ADNs. If they join the National Guard or Army reserve, They will commision into service as 2nd Leutenants (01). they have to have their BSN before promotion to Captain(03). Guard and reserve nurses serve a minimum of one weekend a month and 2-3 weeks in the summer. The Army will pay a ADN RN a stipend of 1,900 a month to go for their BSN. They even do it for a BSN going for their MSN. Just one weekend a month and there are plenty of part time nusing postions. That is a very generous offer because most ADNs can complete their BSN degrees on line. I hope this information is usefull to someone.

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    sassy27

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    I am a certified nursing assistant who will be going back to school for registered nursing. I wanted to know to be a military nurse do you have to have your BA or can you just have your AS degree. Because I am seriously considering becoming a military nurse in the Air Force. So if someone can assist me with this question I would greatly appreciate it.

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    rn245

    almost 6 years ago

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