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Paying for CRNA School, military

srna2008 srna2008 (Member)

Specializes in SICU--CRNA 2010.

I am a medic in the Air Force Reserves, I will be done with RN school next year and will apply to CRNA school as soon as I can. Does anyone know of any Air Force Reserve programs to help out. My wife in a L&D nurse, so we will have her income, but if I can get assistance from AF, it would make school less stressful.

thanks

Jason Steele

ckh23, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/ICU/STICU.

I am a medic in the Air Force Reserves, I will be done with RN school next year and will apply to CRNA school as soon as I can. Does anyone know of any Air Force Reserve programs to help out. My wife in a L&D nurse, so we will have her income, but if I can get assistance from AF, it would make school less stressful.

thanks

Jason Steele

You should check and see how much you can get from the GI Bill. If your looking for the military to pay CRNA school, they will only do it if you sign for active duty.

srna2008

Specializes in SICU--CRNA 2010.

My active duty GI Bill is exhausted from my BS in Biology, I am currently using the reserve GI Bill for nursing school. One of the Nurses in my reserve unit gradutated CRNA school about 3 years ago, I will ask her how she lived during school.

I thought I saw on a post about the STRAP program. I will search that out.

thanks

I am active navy and can tell you this. Fort Eustis (this is the Military Med School currently located at National Naval Medical Center... all services go to this school if they are active duty... mostly as there are exceptions), requires you to have 2 years of critical care nursing in either an ICU, CCU or Emergency room setting before you can apply for the program. This is a must and without it your package will get tossed into the "don't think so" pile. Also here in the D.C. area I know that navy can go to Georgetown University for their program, but am not sure of Air Force. With Andrews AFB right down from us and Dover nearby, there is a chance that these 2 options are open to you !

I know of a few people who are transfering out of Air Force to Navy specifically for this option as most of us who are putting in for this school and meet the requirements are getting picked up. (might also be the $50,000 a year bonus they are offering on top of that as well). :)

Rotations for the 2nd year from the Ft. Eustis program (clinicals) are at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Walter Reed Army Med Center D.C. or at Andrew (forget the name of that hospital...) or Fort Belvoir down south of D.C..

Hope this helps you...

J-

Hello, i am in the navy reserve. I don't know if there are any specific programs for the air force, but you probably can get the reserve gi bill--it's only $297 monthly, but anything helps... also, with the navy they have a program called Medical In Training, or MIT. It allows you to get your monthly drill pay for attending class, like a rescheduled drill, or flex drill. So, there's another $300-500/month, depending on your rank. I know that if you are a new accession to the navy, they have a stipend program where they pay you like $1200/month to go to school. I was already in so i didn't qualify for that (didn't seem fair). Anyway, there ARE programs out there, may be different for Air Force, but you should check with recruiting first, talk to someone who KNOWS about the medical programs. Contact a CRNA in the air force as well. I really had to dig to find the info I did, it was like it was some kind of secret. Either way, you will probably still have to take out student loans--CRNA school is very expensive (i.e.$11,000/semester). Good Luck, Julie

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