Funding the CRNA expenses - page 3

Graduation is right around the corner!! I graduate in May with my BSN and I've spent countless hours trying to figure out I will paying for CRNA school and living expenses since I have 3 children and... Read More

  1. by   ckh23
    Quote from manusko
    Difference is when you sign with a employer you know where you will be working. The military can send you anywhere their needs are. I also work with three people that did their service trough the army reserve and it took them 2-3 yrs after their service payback agreement to actually be released.

    Not a bad way to pay for college but there is a reason they give a bunch of money. You Will earn it.
    Of course, it's just like anything else. There are pro's and con's to both and it's not for everyone.
  2. by   manusko
    Quote from MistaV

    A new grad CRNA making half of 135k? That's what a staff nurse makes in most parts of the country. Wouldn't make much sense financially to do CRNA if that was the case
    I believe that was the military pay being discussed.
  3. by   mandof5
    Some good info here, thanks!
  4. by   missnurse01
    Quote from MistaV
    A new grad CRNA making half of 135k? That's what a staff nurse makes in most parts of the country. Wouldn't make much sense financially to do CRNA if that was the case
    as active duty military? yes that is what I have read people saying and looked at the pay charts. not in the private sector
  5. by   ckh23
    Quote from missnurse01

    as active duty military? yes that is what I have read people saying and looked at the pay charts. not in the private sector
    Depends if you go in as a CRNA or not because there is special pay for certain specialties, including CRNA, which bumps up your pay.
  6. by   ckh23
    There are also other benefits like free health and dental and no malpractice insurance.
  7. by   EyesOnPrize
    Do you know if my spouse would be covered?
  8. by   ckh23
    Quote from EyesOnPrize
    Do you know if my spouse would be covered?
    Not while you are in school, but once you are done and on active duty they would be.
  9. by   KPHIL71
    I'm a VA employee SICU RN. I was fortunate enough to get into the USAGPAN. Not only is my school payed for but I will also be pulling a nice salary while in school. When I'm done I owe the VA 3 years at a very competitive CRNA starting salary. So in the end I think its a pretty good deal. Free CRNA school + current nursing salary while in school + Job waiting for me when I'm done.
  10. by   Thetist1
    I have a few friends that got stipends for $30,000 Each from a local CRNA practice.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 17, '13 : Reason: TOS/advertising

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