Navy Reserve Accession Bonus Q

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Has 4 years experience.

Hey all, this seems like a simple question, but I couldn’t find it asked anywhere here before:

In order to receive the Accession Bonus for Nurse Practitioners in the Reserve Component of the Navy Nurse Corps, does the bonus need to be identified in the commissioning paperwork/contract; or, is it automatic?

My recruiter has seemed to shoot fairly straight with me during this process and says it is automatic, but I’m just having a hard time wrapping my brain around the government tossing out large sums of cash automatically without some sort of hoops or red tape to jump through.

Thanks for your help!

Jeckrn1, ADN, BSN

Specializes in Operating room, ER, Home Health. Has 22 years experience.

It should be in your contract even if it’s automatic.

RKpianoman, APRN

Has 4 years experience.

11 minutes ago, Jeckrn1 said:

It should be in your contract even if it’s automatic.

Thank you. I will ask some more pointed questions about that when I touch base with my recruiter this week.

Jeckrn1, ADN, BSN

Specializes in Operating room, ER, Home Health. Has 22 years experience.

The reason it is in the contract is so you can get paid and they have you agreeing to the service obligation.

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RKpianoman, APRN

Has 4 years experience.

Thank y’all.  I have been handed off to a new recruiter (previous one PCS’d), and the new recruiter has explained the process in more detail.  There is a special pays agreement contract that outlines the details of the bonus.

 

I’m waiting on my final commissioning paperwork, so I’ll update with another comment when that time comes; that way if anyone has the same question I had, they can find this information.