Entry level RANK

  1. Guys please educate me on trhe entry level ranking system in the nurse corps. If one one is commissioned with 6 yrs of critical care experience with a BSN, CCRN and a masters programs altready started, what would be the expected entry level rank for Army or Air force?. Almost 15 yrs prior enlisted active duty time, how would Oe pay factor in and at what amount?

    Thank in advance


    aby input is appreciated.
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  3. by   carolinapooh
    Your experience is credited by halves - you'd get three years experience for your six years and would either go in as a captain or a first lieutenant (more likely a captain).

    You'd be an officer with fifteen years experience - you can do a web search for pay scales and find out what you'd make based on your rank.
  4. by   JOONKA
    Thanks CarolinaPooh

    precise ans I'll continue researching this.
  5. by   carolinapooh
    I'd call a health professions recruiter to make sure and get the right answers.
  6. by   Skeletor
    Quote from carolinapooh
    Your experience is credited by halves - you'd get three years experience for your six years and would either go in as a captain or a first lieutenant (more likely a captain).

    You'd be an officer with fifteen years experience - you can do a web search for pay scales and find out what you'd make based on your rank.

    2009 Military Pay Table

    http://www.dfas.mil/militarypay/militarypaytables.html
  7. by   carolinapooh
    I figured the OP could accomplish that for themselves.

    Also, Congress just approved another 3.2% pay raise effective 1 Jan 2010, so be sure to look at the 2010 scale as well (also on the DFAS site).
  8. by   olderthandirt2
    Quote from JOONKA
    Guys please educate me on trhe entry level ranking system in the nurse corps. If one one is commissioned with 6 yrs of critical care experience with a BSN, CCRN and a masters programs altready started, what would be the expected entry level rank for Army or Air force?. Almost 15 yrs prior enlisted active duty time, how would Oe pay factor in and at what amount?

    Thank in advance


    aby input is appreciated.
    Regarding rank.....
    I just commissoned as a 1LT in the ANC (Regular) with 6.5 yrs critical care and 2 Masters (one of them is "relevant"...... MSN--it was not an entry level Masters either). And one yr of reserve.

    If you come in as a Captain, you will be lucky (maybe your prior service will help--!)

    good luck,
    c.
  9. by   hopeful_army_NP
    Quote from joonka
    guys please educate me on trhe entry level ranking system in the nurse corps. if one one is commissioned with 6 yrs of critical care experience with a bsn, ccrn and a masters programs altready started, what would be the expected entry level rank for army or air force?. almost 15 yrs prior enlisted active duty time, how would oe pay factor in and at what amount?

    thank in advance


    aby input is appreciated.

    i got seleced as cpt. i have a master's- adult np with a total of 12.5 years nursing experience. although i am not sure if the advanced degree matters. here is the scale i was told that they use.

    less than 2 years01/2lt
    2 years or more, but less than 7 years02/1lt
    7 years or more, but less than 14 years03/cpt
    14 years or more, but less than 21 years04/maj
    21 years or more, but less than 23 years05/ltc2
    23 years or moreltc or col
  10. by   Quiskeya
    When you enter the Army as a nurse. You will be be a 2nd LT. You have to be a nurse already tho.
  11. by   hopeful_army_NP
    Quote from quiskeya
    When you enter the Army as a nurse. You will be be a 2nd LT. You have to be a nurse already tho.

    Actually, based on the system as noted in my post, since he has 6 years experience he should come in as 1LT.

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