Quote from ameritow
Don't get me wrong, I would love to go USAF, I've always wanted to. However, USAF won't take ADN's. Also, what kind of bonus do they offer? And what kind of loan repayment? And where do the in service CRNA's go to school?
Not trying to be argumentative, but I did research the Air Force. I have wanted to go Air Force my whole life, however, they didn't have much to offer me. I cannot speak for the Navy, I didn't even research that branch because I knew I didn't want to go there, and I am not at all familiar with USPHS. So yes, I suppose I spoke too quickly and for that I apologize.
Don't get me wrong there is no need to apologize. I thought the comment was amusing and no offense was taken.
Here is some info for you though: The Air Force doesn't take ADN's, and I think only the Army does right now. ADN to BSN is a one year program in most cases (depending on the amount of pre-reqs you need), and you can get deferment on your student loans if you are going atleast half-time.
As far as the sign-on bonus in the Air Force it is either 10,000 or 15,000 right now for a 4 yr contract. There is also a loan repayment program in the Air Force. As far as CRNA school all the branches offer CRNA school. I would say that the Army has the most school slots and probably is the easiest to get into (that is subjective though). There are only two military CRNA schools one is at Fort Sam Houston and the other is Maryland at USUHS. I will be attending CRNA school at USUHS starting this summer.
Here is the link to USPHS web site. They are another alternative. They start new nurses out as an O-2 instead of an O-1 and their promotion rates are faster than the other branches. It is worth taking a look at before making a decision. One more thing you will need your BSN even if you go in the Army to continue to progress and it is a lot easier to get before coming in the military. http://www.usphs.gov/