FY-07 NURSE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS

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R 201810Z DEC 06 ZYB MIN ZYW PSN 673594I34 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// 
TO NAVADMIN INFO RHMFIUU/CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// RUENAAA/CNO WASHINGTON 
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NAVADMIN 361/06 
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SUBJ/FY-07 NURSE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS// 


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE FY-07 NURSE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS IS A TIERED 
ACCESSION BONUS USED AS A RECRUITING INCENTIVE TO ATTRACT QUALIFIED 
APPLICANTS TO JOIN THE NAVY NURSE CORPS.  IT IS AVAILABLE TO NEWLY 
APPOINTED DIRECT ACCESSION NURSE CORPS OFFICERS REPORTING TO ACTIVE 
DUTY.  ACCESSION BONUS AUTHORIZED IS $15,000 FOR A THREE-YEAR ACTIVE 
DUTY OBLIGATION (ADO) AND $25,000 FOR A FOUR-YEAR ADO.
2.  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE:
    A.  BE A GRADUATE OF A SCHOOL OF NURSING ACCREDITED BY THE NATIONAL 
LEAGUE FOR NURSING ACCREDITING COMMISSION (NLNAC) OR THE COMMISSION ON 
COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION (CCNE) THAT CONFERRED A BACCALAUREATE OR 
ADVANCED NURSING DEGREE.
    B.  BE 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 $25,000 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 
06 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 (CLICK ON BUMED THEN CLICK ON SPECIAL 
PAYS).
5.  POINT OF CONTACT:  CAPT J. BUDA AT (901) 874-2818/DSN 882 OR EMAIL 
AT JUANITA.BUDA@NAVY.MIL.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// 
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