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Air Force Nurse Pay

  1. 0 Do AF Nurses get any extra "special" stipend (pay) a month or a yearly bonus for being in? Sort of like the Doctors do...

    Thanks
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  3. Visit  nursemel09 profile page
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    My recruiter did not mention anything about an extra stipend for being a nurse. That would be awesome though! I know you get extra for having a specialty certification like cardiac or ccrn but I dont' know how much that is.
  4. Visit  midinphx profile page
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    I do not believe there is any extra stipend. I'm a fully qualified ICU nurse with a master's degree and my CCRN. No stipend was offered. Sign on bonus I think is the same for all of nurses.
  5. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from midinphx
    I do not believe there is any extra stipend. I'm a fully qualified ICU nurse with a master's degree and my CCRN. No stipend was offered. Sign on bonus I think is the same for all of nurses.
    "Registered nurse accession bonus: A qualified RN who agrees to accept a commission and be assigned nurse duties may receive an accession bonus of up to $20,000 for a three-year contract and up to $30,000 for a four-year contract.

    Registered nurse incentive special pay: A qualified RN may receive annual incentive special pay at a rate of up to $5,000 for a one-year contract, up to $10,000 per year for a two-year contract, up to $15,000 per year for a three-year contract, and up to $20,000 per year for a four-year contract.

    Certified registered nurse anesthetist: A qualified CRNA who agrees to remain on active duty may receive incentive special pay of up to $20,000 for a one-year contract; up to $25,000 per year for a two-year contract; up to $35,000 per year for a three-year contract; and up to $40,000 per year for a four-year contract."
    http://www.airforcetimes.com/project...edical_dental/

    Nurse practitioners and Midwifes are eligible for board certification pay:

    YEARS CREDITABLE SERVICE MONTHLY RATE
    Less than 10 years $166.66
    At least 10, less than 12 $208.33
    At least 12, less than 14 $250.00
    At least 14, less than 18 $333.33
    18 or more $416.66
    http://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/shared/m...080827-102.doc

    I think this is what everyone is looking for.
    ED Nurse, BSN RN likes this.
  6. Visit  armyicurn profile page
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    I get the above bonus with my CCRN and I do not even have to be in the ICU to get it. But the AF is more controlling on who gets what. I have AF colleagues that must be in the ICU to get the bonus.
  7. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from armyicurn
    I get the above bonus with my CCRN and I do not even have to be in the ICU to get it. But the AF is more controlling on who gets what. I have AF colleagues that must be in the ICU to get the bonus.
    I would trade the bonus any day of the week for the decreased deployment times in the AF.
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  8. Visit  rghbsn profile page
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    I wonder if I'll get the bonus as a flight nurse...46F3, in the AFR. I guess I'll find out soon enough, lol.
  9. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    Quote from wtbcrna
    I would trade the bonus any day of the week for the decreased deployment times in the AF.

    AMEN TO THAT!

    Some things are just worth more than cash...my decreased deployments are literally not taxable...LOL....
  10. Visit  tee_byrd profile page
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    So If I was to get to work in the ICU unit in the AF then I have a much higher chance of being deployed then if I worked on a Med-Surg unit....
  11. Visit  armyicurn profile page
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    What the AF calls "deployment" is within the same zip code most of the time or to a non combat zone.

    Choose the path that fits your needs.
  12. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from armyicurn
    What the AF calls "deployment" is within the same zip code most of the time or to a non combat zone.

    Choose the path that fits your needs.
    Hmm....that must by why the AF is taking over so many Army taskings. There is no such thing as a deployment in the same zip code for AF nurses. That is an Army reservist thing......

    The Army has a lot of great qualities, but how they treat their soliders, length of deployments, and time between their deployments is not among them.
  13. Visit  armyicurn profile page
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    Trust me. There is such thing. I know b/c I say good bye to them. They go within the same zip but I know some of them get to see the real deployments. As for the Army utilizing the AF for our many tasks, I was personally told by one high brass AF type that it looks good to for them to other things besides the norm daily AF life.

    A similar thing is now happening to the Navy. They are now being pulled from where I am and being sent into the combat zones.

    Again, choose what fits you.
  14. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from armyicurn
    Trust me. There is such thing. I know b/c I say good bye to them. They go within the same zip but I know some of them get to see the real deployments. As for the Army utilizing the AF for our many tasks, I was personally told by one high brass AF type that it looks good to for them to other things besides the norm daily AF life.

    A similar thing is now happening to the Navy. They are now being pulled from where I am and being sent into the combat zones.

    Again, choose what fits you.

    I would say the majority of our deployment taskings are now former Army taskings. There isn't a bunch of AF nurses out there going "oh let's deploy it will good on our CV", if you want to make O-5 or O-6 in the AF then you need to have had a recent deployment.
    I am in a tri-service envirnoment right now. I have a pretty good idea what goes on with the other services (not a perfect idea, but pretty good still). In fact until I sign into my new base I have an AF assistant clinical supervisor, a Navy Commander as another clinical supervisor, and two Army officers as CC/Commondant. Although, I am in school my instructors/and staff where I work still deploy. Also, my recent graduation was presided over by one of the former Army Chief Nurses (BGen Bester ret.).

    Except for our semi-plush deployment environment (you know we still have to have our morning mochas even in a combat zone) compared to the Army's austere deployment sites there isn't really much of difference in deployment sites for Army or the AF.

    The real difference between AF and Army deployments are the living arrangements while deployed (sometimes at least..), length of deployments, and time between deployments.


    Good Luck to you. I am sure if we both stay in long enough we will probably be in the same sand box together.

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