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Army Reserve Nurse Corp (66E) October boards and special pay

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elleMrn is a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Perioperative.

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Hi!

I am hoping y’all have additional insight/words of wisdom regarding nursing board and special pay. 

I have been working on waivers and my packet for a very long time and was thrilled it was finally ready for the October boards only to find out it was not accepted for board review because it included incentive/special pay form (signed back in Feb 2019).

Apparently the new fiscal year began October 1 and they have not released incentives for the current fiscal year.

Above all I am not signing up for the Army Reserves for money, I ultimately want to serve our country, learn from amazing strong people and the priceless learning opportunities provided for nurses. 

My patient recruiter said it could change any time but probably would not hear about incentives until after January 2020 (with first RN board March 2020). He said all of his Reserve nursing applicants opted to hold their packets until hearing about incentive/education pay options.

Has anyone had a similar experience or insights on this situation? I have been waiting for so long and really don’t want to wait 5 more months and maybe not even have incentives for my specialty for Operating Room/Perioperative RN

Thank you in advance! Elle 

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PMHNP Man has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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On 10/18/2019 at 8:54 PM, elleMrn said:

Hi!

I am hoping y’all have additional insight/words of wisdom regarding nursing board and special pay. 

I have been working on waivers and my packet for a very long time and was thrilled it was finally ready for the October boards only to find out it was not accepted for board review because it included incentive/special pay form (signed back in Feb 2019).

Apparently the new fiscal year began October 1 and they have not released incentives for the current fiscal year.

Above all I am not signing up for the Army Reserves for money, I ultimately want to serve our country, learn from amazing strong people and the priceless learning opportunities provided for nurses. 

My patient recruiter said it could change any time but probably would not hear about incentives until after January 2020 (with first RN board March 2020). He said all of his Reserve nursing applicants opted to hold their packets until hearing about incentive/education pay options.

Has anyone had a similar experience or insights on this situation? I have been waiting for so long and really don’t want to wait 5 more months and maybe not even have incentives for my specialty for Operating Room/Perioperative RN

Thank you in advance! Elle 

I've been waiting since June 2018.

Regarding special pay, I confirmed today there are very few special incentive pays for FY20, and those mostly relate to the medical corps. I was just told there are no nurse corps incentives other than loan repayment which many don't need. 

Like you, I wasn't doing it for the money, but I'm not doing it for free either. I want to see if I get selected by the board, but I'm 80% certain I will back out because of that. Battle Assembly pay is low enough to be irrelevant so the bonus was prudent. 

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elleMrn is a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Perioperative.

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Thank you pmhnpman for your reply.. yes the waiting is something fierce!

I finally got the call back I was waiting for! Yes, special pay incentives are back on and fingers crossed my packet will be reviewed this Tuesday November 12th 🤞

 

Thank you and good luck on your journey too!

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PMHNP Man has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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6 minutes ago, elleMrn said:

Thank you pmhnpman for your reply.. yes the waiting is something fierce!

I finally got the call back I was waiting for! Yes, special pay incentives are back on and fingers crossed my packet will be reviewed this Tuesday November 12th 🤞

 

Thank you and good luck on your journey too!

Hey, just to confirm, are you saying there was a brief period of no bonus incentives, but now the incentives are back on the table?

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elleMrn is a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Perioperative.

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pmhnp man

Yes. Per a text from my AMEDD recruiter, “yes, they said leave the same incentives form from last year and board in November “

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RobdRN has 15 years experience.

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18 hours ago, elleMrn said:

pmhnp man

Yes. Per a text from my AMEDD recruiter, “yes, they said leave the same incentives form from last year and board in November “

🤞🤞🤞🤞👏🙏🙇‍♀️

Hello,

I just commissioned last week as 66E reserves.  RB $20k/year if you signed up for 4 years.  Goodluck.   By the way, where are you going to be drilling?

 

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elleMrn is a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Perioperative.

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RobdRN, congratulations! 
I did sign up for 4 years originally because I heard the first year was all paperwork/online training. Then someone advised 3 years because of retention bonus. 
my recruiter said I am already scrolled and my unit is in San Antonio. I am a GS RN in the OR at Fort Hood 🇺🇸

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elleMrn is a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Perioperative.

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@RobdRN

I finally got official word today from my recruiter regarding November nursing boards- they said YES! But sadly no assession bonus! I am super bummed.

here is my email from my recruiter:

Congratulations on your selection for 66E AOC. Unfortunately, the Accession
Bonus you were originally eligible for is not available at this time due to
FY20 Army Reserve funding constraints. The good news is you are still
eligible for the Army's Loan Repayment Program. Please let us know if you
would like to continue processing as a valued member of Army Reserve
Healthcare Team. We apologize for any inconvenience the lack of an
Accessions Bonus may have caused for you.

Do you wish to continue to process as a valued member of the Army Reserves
Healthcare Team? ___Yes ____ No

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PMHNP Man has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Psychiatry.

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19 minutes ago, elleMrn said:

@RobdRN

I finally got official word today from my recruiter regarding November nursing boards- they said YES! But sadly no assession bonus! I am super bummed.

here is my email from my recruiter:

Congratulations on your selection for 66E AOC. Unfortunately, the Accession
Bonus you were originally eligible for is not available at this time due to
FY20 Army Reserve funding constraints. The good news is you are still
eligible for the Army's Loan Repayment Program. Please let us know if you
would like to continue processing as a valued member of Army Reserve
Healthcare Team. We apologize for any inconvenience the lack of an
Accessions Bonus may have caused for you.

Do you wish to continue to process as a valued member of the Army Reserves
Healthcare Team? ___Yes ____ No

Congratulations! Let us know what you decide to do.

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