Hello! I am currently a 66H Medical/Surgical nurse in the Army Reserve. My eventual goal is to reclassify as a 66E Perioperative nurse. I thought I heard somewhere that once you reclassify in the Army Reserve you may be eligible for a bonus for that specialty. Is this true? And if so, what is the process for ensuring I get the bonus? Thank you!
Availability varies. Have you contacted a recruiter? I get a lot of emails and calls from recruiters (I am currently in the IRR, 66T), but there have been no bonuses offered for the 66 series that I have seen.
I know that the 66S and 66E nurses that have recently joined my unit have all received 75k bonuses for a 3 year commitment! I don't know if it's the same coming from IRR or reclassifying while on active reserve status. I will definitely talk to the recruiter. With my luck I will get an OR job, get all the hours, reclassify as a 66E and the Army will no longer be offering bonuses!!! So, when they contact you, how do they try to entice you back from the IRR without a bonus??!! That's crazy that they wouldn't be offering an ER nurse a bonus...
They say stuff like "bonuses may be available," but they aren't. They also highlight access to the PX and commissary, which I have in the IRR. Lol. Oh, and Tricare — no thanks, my civilian healthcare is less expensive for my family and less red tape.
From what I understand the bonus is still available for 66E's but like Pixie stated for how long. In order to qualify for a bonus for the periop bonus you must be CNOR certified.
Lol! Oh the things the Army does to draw you in!!! Bonus or no bonus I am honored to serve...but I would like to shoot for a bonus!
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