IS THIS TRUE? Conflicting Info, AF Reserve

  1. Greetings, I emailed an AF reserve recruiter with a couple of questions, this is the answer that I received on my answering machine, it doesn't jive with the website or information on this forum, can someone shed some light? Should I contact a different recruiter?

    1) You would have to have joined the reserves before the age of 35 unless you are an RN|/BSN *or* an RN/ADN WITH a bachelors degree in something else, then they will accept you into your early 40's

    2) NO loan repayment program at all

    3) sign on bonus varies with location

    4) to go from reserves to active duty depends on the needs of the air force at the time

    Any input is helpful. Thanks
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  3. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from luvbabynursing
    Greetings, I emailed an AF reserve recruiter with a couple of questions, this is the answer that I received on my answering machine, it doesn't jive with the website or information on this forum, can someone shed some light? Should I contact a different recruiter?

    1) You would have to have joined the reserves before the age of 35 unless you are an RN|/BSN *or* an RN/ADN WITH a bachelors degree in something else, then they will accept you into your early 40's

    2) NO loan repayment program at all

    3) sign on bonus varies with location

    4) to go from reserves to active duty depends on the needs of the air force at the time

    Any input is helpful. Thanks
    Was this a healthcare recruiter?

    Also, just a suggestion make sure you check out the AF Reserve and Air National Guard. Depending on your state sometimes you can get a lot better benefits with the Air National guard.

    Switching to active-duty should rarely be a problem. There is pretty much a constant shortage of nurses in the military.

    Good Luck....sorry I don't much about the reserves.
    Last edit by wtbcrna on Nov 3, '07
  4. by   peeweedelivery
    Quote from wtbcrna
    Was this a healthcare recruiter?

    Also, just a suggestion make sure you check out the AF Reserve and Air National Guard. Depending on your state sometimes you can get a lot better benefits with the Air National guard.

    Switching to active-duty should rarely be a problem. There is pretty much a constant shortage of nurses in the military.

    Good Luck....sorry I don't much about reserves.

    Wellll, he only said he was the "reserve recruiter" so I wasn't sure what that meant, although I asked specific questions about nursing. I will check out the AIr national guard, thanks for the suggestion. I have an ADN, with all my lower division BSN requirements done. What I wanted to do was join the reserves in 6 months, finish the BSN, then go active, and finish my NP/CNM. I have 15 years experience as an Army wife, I know what is required, and frankly I MISS the miltary, I loved it!!

    THanks for the input!
    Michelle
  5. by   Miss Mab
    Hi,

    I think you really do need to speak to a health professions recruiter. The person you spoke to was correct in that anything enlisted side is going to have to be below 35---and all Air Force active and reserve must have BSN or other bachelor's degree. Then you can go in until I believe the age dropped back to 43 but may still be 47.

    ANG does accept ADN and they do have some additional state benefits depending where you live, most importantly educational ones like FREE tuition at state schools or deeply discounted. Check out their website--goang.com.

    Just as an aside, if you are fairly close to finishing the BSN, you might just want to wait or get stated on AFR paperwork now because the process of getting commissioned (even w/out any waivers, etc.) seems to be running at about a year anyway.

    Also, remember Army reserve also will accept ADN if that is an option for you.

    Good luck!

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