A Registered Nurse Accession Bonus of up to $5,000.00 is payable to qualified nurses who accept a commission to service on active duty as Nurse Corps officers for at least four years. Individuals who accepted DoD financial assistance to pursue a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for the bonus.
Incentive Special Pay (SP) for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) is to a qualified officer called to active duty for at least one year. The ISP rate cannot exceed $15,000 per year for any contract in which the CRNA is not obligated for training. For contracts in which the CRNA is obligated for training, the ISP rate cannot exceed $6,000 per year.
These CRNA officers on active duty less than one year, other than active duty for training, are eligible for ISP:
The officer who can authorize ISP or terminate it must be at least in the pay grade of 0-7 with delegated authority from the service secretary concerned. If recouped, the CRNA is entitled to the pro rated portion earned, including months and days of entitlement.