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Air Force Reserve Flight Nursing 2020

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Hello everyone! I understand there are some old threads on this...but can anyone explain the process post interview and flight physical? Is it just a waiting game? I’ve been told by both recruiter and chief nurse that my interview went well and the offer is ready to be signed once flight physical results have processed. Flight physical was completed and passed all areas..just waiting for the lab results and not sure what happens from this point forward. My recruiter said he’ll keep me posted as things may process a bit slower due to COVID-19, but I’d like to know more of what’s next to come. Am I just waiting selection from the board?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.Thanks! 

Hi, I just found this thread. I was reading the old ones. Maybe you can give some insight. I have been talking with a AF reserve recruiter but it takes him days to a week to respond. He mentioned flight nurses get a bonus, do you know what the amount is? Do you know the extra requirements aside from your weekend a month, 2 weeks a year, and COT? I would be going to March air force base. It's about an hour from me so I would commute. Thank you.

Bravodeltaj, BSN

Specializes in ICU/ER. Has 11 years experience.

11 hours ago, Pamsw23 said:

Hi, I just found this thread. I was reading the old ones. Maybe you can give some insight. I have been talking with a AF reserve recruiter but it takes him days to a week to respond. He mentioned flight nurses get a bonus, do you know what the amount is? Do you know the extra requirements aside from your weekend a month, 2 weeks a year, and COT? I would be going to March air force base. It's about an hour from me so I would commute. Thank you.

Hey there! Flight nurses do get a bonus, however, the amount depends on the current need at the time of application. It used to be 45K/yr for 3 years... then it became 20K/yr. so I’m not sure where it’s at now.

flight nurse reservists are a little different than the regular reservist as far as commitments. Flight nurses are required to maintain flying hours and will most likely be more than one weekend a month on the average. The training component is also way much more than a regular reservist.

I recommend doing it if you really wanted to serve in the military as opposed to the benefits. Good luck!

BadaBing51

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 2 years experience.

What does a "typical" drill weekend schedule look like as well as AT for a Flight Nurse?  

 

Edited by BadaBing51

Hey guys! Following this thread because I'm interested in going into the AF Reserve once I get my BSN.

Good Luck to everyone!