I will graduate in Dec 2011 as an FNP. My husband is an active duty PA and we've been thinking about doing the dual-military thing. I just had some questions about pay stuff. Does anyone know if I would be immediately eligible for the $20,000/yr (for 4 year commitment, assuming they continue to offer it beyond Dec 31 this year that it is currently authorized through) since I will be certified? Also, if you take a bonus at all, does that make you ineligible for the ISP? Also, I will have 5.5 years RN experience when I graduate, so I will get 2.75 yrs credit? Does my Master's degree add anything into that at all? I know the official calculation may be different, but does this mean I will enter as a 1st Lt. or a Captain? I feel like I should know more after reading all these posts and especially since I've been a military spouse for 8 years, but some of this stuff is really hard to find out. When do I contact a healthcare recruiter? I was told 1 year out by some of the military nurses I know, but it seems like it takes longer than 1 year for a lot of people.