FY-10 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY FOR SPECIALTY NURSES

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SUBJ/FY-10 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY FOR SPECIALTY NURSES//
REF/A/DOC/ASD (HA)/9SEP2009/NOTAL//


REF/B/NAVADMIN/060225ZFEB09//
REF/C/DOC/OPNAV/28DEC2005//

NARR/REF A IS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (HEALTH AFFAIRS POLICY) 
(ASD (HA)) NURSE SPECIAL PAY PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010.  REF B IS 
NAVADMIN 046/09 DETAILING THE INTERIM CHANGES TO REF C.  REF C IS THE 
OPNAVINST 7220.17, SPECIAL PAY FOR MEDICAL CORPS, DENTAL CORPS, MEDICAL 
SERVICE CORPS, AND NURSE CORPS OFFICERS//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN PROMULGATES THE REGISTERED NURSE INCENTIVE 
SPECIAL PAY (RN-ISP) FOR SELECTED SPECIALTIES DURING FY-10.  THIS ISP 
ENHANCES NAVY'S ABILITY TO SIZE, SHAPE, AND STABILIZE THE FORCE BY 
USING A MONETARY INCENTIVE TO ENCOURAGE NURSES WITH CRITICAL SKILLS AND 
VALUABLE EXPERIENCE TO STAY NAVY.  ADDITIONALLY, RN ISP IS AN INCENTIVE 
WHICH ALLOWS NURSE CORPS COMMUNITY MANAGERS TO STRATEGICALLY AWARD 
BONUSES TO PERSONNEL AS RETENTION NEEDS DICTATE, WHILE RESPONSIBLY 
STEWARDING FISCAL RESOURCES IN TIME OF WAR.  DOING SO GIVES NAVY THE 
ABILITY TO RETAIN THE RIGHT MIX OF SKILLED AND MOTIVATED SAILORS WHO 
ARE CRUCIAL TO OUR MISSION SUCCESS TODAY AND READINESS FOR TOMORROW.

2.  PER REF C, THIS NAVADMIN DELEGATES AUTHORITY TO CHIEF, BUREAU OF 
MEDICINE AND SURGERY (BUMED) TO EXECUTE SERVICE AGREEMENTS, EFFECTIVE 
IMMEDIATELY.

3.  SPECIALTY NURSE ISP (RN-ISP) PLAN IMPLEMENTATION.
    A.  ALL SERVICE AGREEMENTS MUST BE APPROVED AND ACCEPTED BY BUMED 
M1C1.  BUMED M1C1 WILL PAY:  5,000 DOLLARS TO UNOBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS, 
OR OBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OF INITIAL OBLIGATION 
REMAINING, WHO AGREE TO ONE YEAR OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE (ADO); OR 10,000 
DOLLARS PER YEAR TO UNOBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS, OR OBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS 
WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OF INITIAL OBLIGATION REMAINING, WHO AGREE TO 
TWO YEARS OF ADO; OR 15,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR TO UNOBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS, 
OR OBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OF INITIAL OBLIGATION 
REMAINING, WHO AGREE TO THREE YEARS OF ADDITIONAL ADO; OR 20,000 
DOLLARS PER YEAR TO UNOBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS, OR OBLIGATED INDIVIDUALS 
WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OF INITIAL OBLIGATION REMAINING, WHO AGREE TO 
FOUR YEAR ADO; MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF THEIR 
SERVICE AGREEMENT VIA AN APPROVAL NOTIFICATION LETTER.  ACCEPTANCE OF 
THE FIRST PAYMENT BY THE MEMBER CONSTITUTES CONCURRENCE AND AGREEMENT 
TO SERVE THE ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF OBLIGATION UNDER ALL TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS OF THE SIGNED AGREEMENT.
    B.  INDIVIDUALS WILL HAVE 30 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE OF THIS NAVADMIN 
TO REQUEST RETROACTIVE PAYMENT TO 1 OCTOBER 2009 WITHOUT HAVING TO MEET 
THE REQUIREMENTS OF A RETROACTIVE APPROVAL PER REF C.
    C.  POLICY, ELIGIBILITY, ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, SERVICE 
AGREEMENTS, AND REVISED REPAYMENT GUIDANCE, ARE AVAILABLE AT 
HTTP://WWW.MED.NAVY.MIL/BUMED/SPECIAL_PAY/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX.
    D.  BUMED HAS DESIGNATED THE FOLLOWING NURSING SPECIALTIES AS 
ELIGIBLE FOR THE FY-10 RN-ISP:
        (1) PSYCHIATRIC NURSING (1930);
        (2) PERIOPERATIVE NURSING (1950);
        (3) CRITICAL CARE NURSING(1960);
        (4) PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER (1973);
        (5) PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER (1974);
        (6) FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (1976);
        (7) OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER (1980); OR
        (8) NURSE MIDWIFE (1981).
    E.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE NURSE, DETAILER, AND SENIOR 
NURSE EXECUTIVE/DIRECTOR NURSING SERVICE AT MEDICAL TREATMENT 
FACILITIES TO ENSURE THE NURSE IS UTILIZED IN THE SPECIALTY FOR WHICH 
THE NURSE IS RECEIVING THE RN-ISP FOR THE DURATION OF THE ADO.  
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS SHOULD CONSIDER CAREER PLANS AND MILESTONES WHEN 
DETERMINING THE LENGTH OF ADO BEING PROPOSED UNDER THE SUBMITTED RN-ISP 
AGREEMENT.
    F.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY PER PARA 440.3 OF 
THE ABOVE INTERIM CHANGE TO REF C IN REF B, THE EDUCATION SUFFIX ON THE 
MEMBER'S PRIMARY SUBSPECIALTY CODE REQUIRES A "Q" OR A "K", IF A NURSE 
PRACTIONER, AND A "Q" OR A "K" WITH A SECONDARY OR TERTIARY "V" IN THE 
SAME SPECIALTY AS THE PRIMARY, FOR A NON-NURSE PRACTIONER.
    G.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY PER PARA 440.4 OF 
THE INTERIM CHANGE TO REF C BY REF B, OBLIGATED SERVICE CODES ARE 
TRACKED WITHIN THE BUREAU OF MEDICINE INFORMATION SYSTEM (BUMIS) AS AN 
"S - SUBSIDIZED TRAINING" FOR STUDENT TRAINING PIPELINES AND HPLRP, AN 
"I- INITIAL OBLIGATION" FOR NAB, DIRECT ACCESSIONS AND RECALLS, "B - 
ACCESSION BONUS" AND A "T- TRAINING OBLIGATION" FOR FULL-TIME DUINS.  
OBLIGATED SERVICE DATES ARE CALCULATED BASED UPON ONE'S GAINING 
CATEGORY, PARTICIPATION IN HPLRP, OR THE NUMBER OF MONTHS IN FULL-TIME 
DUINS.
    H.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY PARA 440.C.4 IS 
REPLACED WITH "(4) MUST HAVE COMPLETED A SPECIALTY-NURSING COURSE 
APPROVED BY THE SURGEON GENERAL (SG) OF THE NAVY (SG APPROVED COURSES 
ARE PUBLISHED UNDER SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE NAVY 
NURSE CORPS) OR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A GRADUATE PROGRAM IN NURSING IN 
ONE OF THE DESIGNATED SPECIALTIES UNDER 3.D OF THIS NAVADMIN."

4.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- LAST NAME BEGINNING A THROUGH G:  MS. LU CHARBONEAU, AT
(301) 295-2050 OR EMAIL AT LULA.CHARBONEAU(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.
- LAST NAME BEGINNING H THROUGH O:  HM2 SHAWN HANEY, AT
(301) 295-2051 OR EMAIL AT SHAWN.HANEY(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.
- LAST NAME BEGINNING P THROUGH Z:  MS. KAREN GASTON, AT
(301) 295-9946 OR EMAIL AT KAREN.GASTON(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.
- BUMED SPECIAL PAY COORDINATOR:  MR. WILLIAM MARIN, AT (301) 295-
2073/DSN 295 OR EMAIL AT WILLIAM.MARIN(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL.
- BUPERS:  CDR L. BATEMAN, AT (901) 874-2818/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
LAWRENCE.BATEMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL.

5.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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