Air Force Nurse Pay

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    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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    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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
    adammRN and carolinapooh like this.
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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.
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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....
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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....
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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.


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