I'm an ICU RN, BSN and considering doing the Airforce Reserves instead of going active duty. The commitment to relocating right now and working full time on base is just too much for my fiance to handle, this is a better comprise. I've read online that usually if they need to deploy anyone they ask for volunteers and most of the time they don't have to force anybody to go. Does anybody have any insight on that?
Also, what are the chances that they would pay for me to go to CRNA school or at least help me pay for CRNA School?
Lastly, If I choose to do 3 month travel nursing assignments throughout the US, will they let me serve my weekend a month near the base I'm currently living at?
Thanks for any advice or comments.
P.S. I heard a rumor that the sign on bonus was about $45,000 for a BSN 6 year contract.
Do I gather that you don't want to deploy? Deployment is when your skills and training are put to use. Don't forget that you can be activated indefinitely at any time. Monthly drill is required at your base. That is where you get the training and skills you need to deploy, as well as the schools you will have to go to. Money for degrees is available but requires a commitment commiserate with the cost, the details vary by unit. For bonus information call a recruiter. It is incredibly rewarding but requires a big commitment.
Last edit by nurse2033 on Aug 16, '12
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