Air Force Nursing Corps - page 7
Hello, I'm Sergeant Josh Hopper and I work with the Air Force Nursing Corps for Ohio and Indiana. If any of you have ever had any questions feel free to post them. One question I get alot is about our MSN scholarships. We pay... Read More
- 0Nov 25, '13 by TuzanneHello Sgt. Hopper,
I am currently a registered nurse with 12 years of experience, mostly in ICU; I currently work as a flight nurse. I am very interested in going to CRNA school and I would love for the USAF to pay my way. How would this work? Would I go to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/ Military Nurse Anesthesia Program, in Maryland...and then have to repay my time?
- 0Feb 7 by dmwasemSgt Hopper,
I have an associate degree in nursing with 5 years experience. I want more out of my nursing career and am highly interested in joining the Air Force. A few years ago there was an option for 2 year nurses but I can't find information on that anymore. I am guessing it is gone. Is there an option to sign on as an associate with the agreement that I will then complete schooling or do I have to go enlisted and do night school or bide my time until I've earned the right to then go to school? My thought is that, if I could sign up and get the tuition assistance, then I could greatly reduce my working hours and get my BSN knocked out. I've tried to get ahold of my local Air Force recruiter but he is never in the office and has yet to return my call. I'm really looking for some answers. Thank you.
- 0Feb 7 by jfratianSpeaking as someone who just finished going through the application process this past year for the air force, I can tell you that they only take BSNs. The healthcare recruiters cover large regions, and they may ignore applicants who aren't eligible to apply. There are too many qualified applicants for a small number of spots. I have heard of associates degree nurses joining the reserves, if they are currently in a BSN program.