What is the minimum active duty signup in the army nurse corps?

  1. 0 I'm thinking of joining the army nurse corps and I would like to know my options. Does anyone know what the minimum active duty signup requirement is with no reserve requirement?
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  3. Visit  armynursewannabe} profile page

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    34 Years Old; Joined Jun '04; Posts: 1.

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  4. Visit  traumaRUs} profile page
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    How about the GoArmy website?
  5. Visit  nrsnan_1} profile page
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    Quote from armynursewannabe
    I'm thinking of joining the army nurse corps and I would like to know my options. Does anyone know what the minimum active duty signup requirement is with no reserve requirement?
    Minimum is 3 years but they offer a bonus, it was 5K but may be more, for an additional year. Prepare to be deployed for a year to Iraq or Afghanistan. The Army deploys for a year or more however the Air Force deploys for 3 months of so. Something to consider. How long have you been a nurse? Army nursing has its pros and cons. Just really consider your options through all branchces of service.
  6. Visit  Cherish} profile page
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    You might want to consider airforce rather than army. I was an army soldier, and trust me airforce life is better!
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  7. Visit  Passin' Gas} profile page
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    Quote from Cherish
    You might want to consider airforce rather than army. I was an army soldier, and trust me airforce life is better!

    Standing joke: What's the difference between army and air force deployments?

    The army looks for the best place to pitch the tents.
    The air force looks for the best Marriott.

    :chuckle

    PG, USAFR, NC
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  8. Visit  nrsnan_1} profile page
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    GO Airforce! I have deployed with the Army. Yikes!
  9. Visit  armyrn} profile page
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    i believe minimum is still 3 years. if you don't want to deploy consider public health service. a great deal, depending on how much flexibility you have as far as moving to a new location. if you want to deploy for a year or more (you will earn tax-free pay and make lifelong friendships) then go army. i don't remember if you said, are you a nurse already or a student?
  10. Visit  bccunn} profile page
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    http://armynursecorps.amedd.army.mil/

    http://www.branchorientation.com/nurse/home.html

    http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/

    http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/obc/index.htm

    http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/default2.htm

    http://www-rotc.monroe.army.mil/nurse/Links.asp

    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Nurse Corps: This corps provides the Army with nurses practicing in a variety of specialties, including obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, critical care, nurse anesthesia, neonatal, community health, psychiatric/mental health and perioperative nursing.


    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]This team of Army health care professionals practice high-tech health care in a variety of settings: from clinics and small hospitals, to field hospitals, to any of the Army medical facilities, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Army health care professionals have opportunities for continuing professional education, seminars, conferences and conventions, and could be involved with research and teaching. The Army also offers a variety of scholarships, internships and residency programs, as well as financial assistance and bonuses.




    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Accession Bonus for Nurses: The Army offers nurses a $5,000 bonus for joining the Active Army.


  11. Visit  military girl} profile page
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    I am waiting to go to OBC in January. I was told that I would get a $10,000 sign on bonus after completing OBC and upon arrival to my first duty station. Is this true or was I being fed a line of bull.
    I have not signed anything yet. Was to go to OBC next month, but I will not have my BSN diploma in my hand until October and I really wanted to graduate with my class.



    Quote from bccunn
    http://armynursecorps.amedd.army.mil/

    http://www.branchorientation.com/nurse/home.html

    http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/

    http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/obc/index.htm

    http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/default2.htm

    http://www-rotc.monroe.army.mil/nurse/Links.asp

    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Nurse Corps: This corps provides the Army with nurses practicing in a variety of specialties, including obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, critical care, nurse anesthesia, neonatal, community health, psychiatric/mental health and perioperative nursing.


    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]This team of Army health care professionals practice high-tech health care in a variety of settings: from clinics and small hospitals, to field hospitals, to any of the Army medical facilities, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Army health care professionals have opportunities for continuing professional education, seminars, conferences and conventions, and could be involved with research and teaching. The Army also offers a variety of scholarships, internships and residency programs, as well as financial assistance and bonuses.




    [font=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Accession Bonus for Nurses: The Army offers nurses a $5,000 bonus for joining the Active Army.
  12. Visit  armyrn} profile page
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    military girl: i didn't get a bonus when i joined, but i was ROTC and got all of my college paid for, not a bad deal there. assuming you are a direct commission, there is a bonus but i'm not sure how much. a rule that will serve you well in the army is to get any and all promises put in writing. start with this one. by the way, OBC is great, have fun!
  13. Visit  bccunn} profile page
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    As long as you have it in writing, all is good. If by chance they try and pull a fast one...a contract will put a stop to that. It is a legal binding contract.

    Good deal and good luck to you!!!

    Quote from military girl
    I am waiting to go to OBC in January. I was told that I would get a $10,000 sign on bonus after completing OBC and upon arrival to my first duty station. Is this true or was I being fed a line of bull.
    I have not signed anything yet. Was to go to OBC next month, but I will not have my BSN diploma in my hand until October and I really wanted to graduate with my class.
  14. Visit  j.graham} profile page
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    see you in january.
    I'll be attending OBC in Jan, then to ft bragg in april
    my package:
    i took the health loan repayment program
    they repaid approx 21k (after taxes) for 3 yrs active and 5 years irr (or
    whatever)
    I can take a specialty course if i want (i already have HM5 designator)
    take care
    jg

    Quote from military girl
    I am waiting to go to OBC in January. I was told that I would get a $10,000 sign on bonus after completing OBC and upon arrival to my first duty station. Is this true or was I being fed a line of bull.
    I have not signed anything yet. Was to go to OBC next month, but I will not have my BSN diploma in my hand until October and I really wanted to graduate with my class.
  15. Visit  military girl} profile page
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    It was great to hear you. Good to know that someone else is going to OBC in January.
    I read that you have a HM5 designator. Exactly what kind of designation is that. I will be branched(?) as a 66H, is that a med/surg nurse? Also, how do you know what your follow-on assignment will be? I am still waiting to hear word. I was to stay at Ft. Sam after OBC, but requested Georgia. Was told that it should not be a problem, but still waiting to hear.
    I am excited to be going to OBC. Graduated last Saturday(10/2) with my BSN. Was a ADN for 3 years. Would like to have been commissioned 3 years ago, but my school did not have NLN or CCNE accrediation, which I did not find out about until after I had graduated. I thought all nursing schools had to have NLN accrediation.
    Thanks for your reply.



    Quote from ltj.graham
    see you in january.
    I'll be attending OBC in Jan, then to ft bragg in april
    my package:
    i took the health loan repayment program
    they repaid approx 21k (after taxes) for 3 yrs active and 5 years irr (or
    whatever)
    I can take a specialty course if i want (i already have HM5 designator)
    take care
    jg


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