I hope everyone is having a great Sept 2016 so far and I just want to say how grateful I am to have this site, among others, to turn to for guidance and clarity regarding Nursing and Military Nursing in all of it's glory
I am really posting though to ask a few questions about USAGPAN.
What is the typical sequence of events after acceptance into USAGPAN during the July/August/Sept Board Selection process? Particularly the sequence and timeline of actual Commissioning and signing of contract and the timeline/flexibility of BOLC attendance.
If I come to San Antonio and have to leave my wife in my hometown because she is in the middle of nursing program, will I still receive "With Dependent" pay? Is it possible to claim "Family Separation" pay during this time or is that typically just Deployment type pay or short-term PCS type pay?
Upon arrival for USAGPAN & BOLC will I have to live on base or do I have the choice of living off base and receiving BAH?
I am assuming that I will be scheduled for BOLC from March-April-May so that I can immediately start as an SRNA in June/July. Is that a safe assumption?
I am looking at small rentals on the SouthEast side of Fort Sam, so that I could potentially ride my bike to SAMMC/BAMC or at least I would have a very short drive to lecture/work/clinical. Is this area of town a desirable location? My standards aren't high.
What is the typical spiel about re-enlistment after your Service Obligation is over? Is it pretty common to see bonus offers or other type of incentives? If it isn't out of line to ask, what would the average incentive range be?
I saw something that said First time Officers could potentially be given a one-time $600 Uniform allowance? Is this a common occurrence?
I've also heard that if you are having trouble selling your home during your transition into the military or maybe even during a PCS, the government has resources to help you sell the home or even pay closing costs. Is this familiar to anyone?
Thanks for any advice, comments, or opinions.