I've been a Family Nurse Practitioner for the past two years and I've been thinking about joining one of the military reserves in order to supplement my income and to help pay off all of my student loan debt. Also, I was thinking of going back to school to get my MPH.
I know most of the reserves require a two week training per year and one weekend a month as far as comittment goes. I was just curious to know if any NP out there has served in the reserves and, if so, which branch?
I am particularly interested to know about
2. Deployment (which I'm fine with, I just want to know)
3. How your civilian job feels about it
4. I'm also curiuos to know what rank I can expect to go in as.
So far, the only people I have spoken to are the National Guard. They're offering 60,000 in loans repayment and 20,000 per year for three years (and I believe I would have to stay in Ready Reserve for years after that).
I live in the northeast and am also interested in the Navy Reserves (mostly for deployment sakes), but I looked into the Army Reserves as well. The AIr Force Reserves doesn't look like they offer much in the way of benefits for Nurse Practitioners (at least as far as I can tell on their website).
Thanks in advance!