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Signing Bonus for Nurses

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Nurse Officer

The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers a new $25,000 accession bonus for nurses who sign a 4-year active-duty agreement. For nurses who sign a 3-year active-duty agreement, the Corps offers an accession bonus of $20,000. Newly commissioned nurses who are called to active duty (CAD) on or after February 19, 2008, may
be eligible for the bonus.

The U.S. Public Health Service also understands the financial burden of nursing school and, in coordination with certain Federal agencies, may offer loan repayment and other educational and family support programs, in addition to the accession bonus. Corps officers who already receive long-term scholarships, including SRCOSTEPs, will not be eligible for the accession bonus.

Commissioned Corps benefits are generous. They include: health care and dental care at no cost, malpractice insurance coverage, paid sick leave, paid maternity leave, paid Federal holidays, thirty days of paid vacation per year—beginning the first year—and more!

The new accession bonus demonstrates why the Commissioned Corps is the hottest career choice for the Nation’s best nurses! If you are a nursing student or nurse interested in the Corps, take the next step! E-mail us. E-mail your questions, call us at 800-279-1605, or apply online apply online now.

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Last updated on 7/31/2008