I am considering joining the active duty Air Force, using the HPSP to pay for school. I am prior service AF reserve and love it. I have heard negative experiences from my AD nurse corp friends. So, I am wondering,
1. Do CRNA's fall under the NC(nurse Corp) still?
2. How is the actual work schedule? Panama?
3. Is moonlighting allowed?
4. How is the scope of practice actually work. I have heard that in AF MTF's you have more freedom, but most of the time we would work in Army MTF's and follow their rules?
Thanks to anyone who could help
Questions for anyone that can help. I am a civilian cardiac nurse with my BSN 4 months after graduating. I would like to become a CRNA, but I dont know which route would be the best. I am looking at Navy and Air force (Active Duty).
1. Should I go straight in as a nurse, or should I wait to get critical care experience as a civilian first in order to go in as a Critical care nurse?
2. If I wait and get accepted to a civilian CRNA school, would the Air Force/Navy pay for my schooling and pay while I go to school? If so, would I receive more CRNA training after I finished school with the military? Or do they only pay for you if you get in one of their schools?
3. I have a wife and two daughters. What should I consider when making my decision b/w Navy and Air Force?
4. What rank do you go in a new military nurse. What about if you go in as a CRNA?
Thank You!!!..... and if you have any more pertinent info or advice, I'm all ears...
Last edit by 2bowdown on Jul 7, '12
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