I am currently enrolled in CRNA school and the other day the army came to speak to our class. I haven't had any luck on the army forum so i thought i would post here as well.
SO the Army came and spoke to my class the other day and offered up a very appetizing deal that was all glitter and glitz. This is what they said:
Reservist option so the requirement would be one weekend a month and 2 weeks a year.
Deployment would be no greater than 90 days: likelihood of being deployed more than once slim: likelihood of oversees deployment also minimal
2,000 dollars a month while in school
Up to 50,000 tuition reimbursement after program completion
28 day training: specialized in our field: training will not be overly physically demanding claimed to be nothing like boot camp
I want to know what other CRNA or RN experiences have been with this type of situation.
How hard is it to get the reimbursement? I here people have trouble with their GI bills all the time.
How often have you been deployed? If so for how long and where? If you volunteer to deploy do get offered a choice as to where you go? For instance if i volunteer for deployment will i be offered a choice between say Iran and Kentucky (or something like that).
How soon after graduation were you deployed?
How was your training on admission? What does it entail?
Would it be better to apply to another reserve branch besides the army like the air force or navy?
When you do your one weekend a month two weeks a year where do you go during this time? What does the training include?
Any information you guys have would be greatly appreciated and any resources you have found that would help me to make a decision would be wonderful.
Thank you all for your time.