FY-06 NURSE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS

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SUBJ: FY-06 NURSE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS
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SUBJ/FY-06 NURSE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE FY-06 NURSE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS HAS BEEN
CHANGED TO INCLUDE A TIERED ACCESSION BONUS AS A RECRUITING
INCENTIVE TO ATTRACT QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO JOIN THE NAVY NURSE
CORPS.  IT IS AVAILABLE TO NEWLY APPOINTED DIRECT ACCESSION NURSE
OFFICERS REPORTING TO ACTIVE DUTY.  ACCESSION BONUS AUTHORIZED IS
$15,000 FOR A THREE-YEAR ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATION AND $20,000 FOR A



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FOUR-YEAR ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATION.
2.  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE:
    A.  BE A GRADUATE OF A SCHOOL OF NURSING ACCREDITED BY THE
NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING ACCREDITING COMMISSION OR THE COMMISSION
ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION THAT CONFERRED A BACCALAUREATE OR
ADVANCED NURSING DEGREE.
    B.  BE FULLY QUALIFIED TO HOLD AN APPOINTMENT AS A COMMISSIONED
OFFICER.
    C.  EXECUTE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT A COMMISSION AS AN
OFFICER OF THE NURSE CORPS OF THE NAVY AND TO SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY
FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN 3 YEARS FOR THE $15,000 ACCESSION
BONUS AND NOT LESS THAN 4 YEARS FOR THE $20,000 ACCESSION BONUS.
    D.  NOT HAVE RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT
OF DEFENSE WHILE PURSUING A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE IN NURSING.
    E.  OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A LICENSE AS A REGISTERED NURSE.
3.  ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS WHO SIGN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT ON OR AFTER 1
OCT 05 TO SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN EXCHANGE FOR THE BONUS ARE
AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE THE ACCESSION BONUS.
4.  ELIGIBILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE AT:
HTTPS:/NAVYMEDICINE.MED.NAVY.MIL.



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5.  POC:  CAPT J. BUDA AT (901) 874-2818/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JUANITA.BUDA@NAVY.MIL.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM G. L. HOEWING, N1/NT.//
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