If nursing is your professional goal, there is no better place to begin your career than Army ROTC. Army ROTC offers you a unique opportunity to gain practical experience while you receive financial assistance for college.
Nursing majors compete for two-, three- or four-year scholarships. ROTC enhances your undergraduate or graduate nursing education by providing unique leadership and management training along with the practical experience needed for success, either in the Army or in a civilian career. You will develop your professional skills while you learn some meaningful things about yourself and what you can accomplish. You will also develop leadership skills, self-confidence, flexibility and adaptability while having fun.
As a ROTC nurse cadet, you will be able to combine college electives in military science and invaluable summer training experience in nursing with your nursing program.
After obtaining your baccalaureate degree and meeting the prerequisites, you will receive a commission as an Army Nurse Corps (ANC) officer. Once you have identified your assignment choices, you will be ready to take on the challenges of your profession in one of the Army hospitals in the U.S., Germany or Korea.
As an officer, you’ll have the opportunity to lead, advance professionally, obtain specialized training, work with the latest medical technology and serve with other highly trained medical personnel as an important member of the health care team.
Army ROTC is where is starts for the future leaders of the Army Nurse Corps. Take advantage of the ROTC edge.
Nursing is a fluid and dynamic profession, your assessment and critical thinking skills, and professional knowledge is never ending. The Army Nurse Corps is committed to providing opportunities that will challenge and hone your skill set and knowledge base. The Army Nurse Corps provides you with the opportunity to specialize in one of our six different specialty courses, if you choose.
- Critical Care Nursing This 16-week course prepares nurses to take care of critically ill patients in a variety of critical care settings. Course content includes the necessary knowledge and clinical skills, teaching techniques and the principles of management of the critical care setting.
- Emergency Nursing Course This 16-week course prepares nurses to function as entry-level emergency nurses. The course will focus on responsibilities, nursing care, teaching role, principles and techniques of staff supervision and management of patients across the life span in an emergency setting. Portions of this course are jointly instructed with the Critical Care Nursing Course.
- Perioperative Nursing This 16-week course will prepare you to function as first-level staff nurses in the operating room (OR). It also focuses on the OR nurse’s responsibilities in the preparation and sterilization of supplies/equipment, special fields of surgery and the principles and techniques of management of the operating room.
- Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing This 16-week course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to deliver inpatient and ambulatory nursing care to pregnant women, newborn infants and patients with gynecological problems.
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing This 22-week course will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to deliver care and treatment to psychiatric patients.
- Community Health Nursing The 9-week Principles of Military Preventive Medicine course is designed to provide the entry-level skills and knowledge in preventive medicine specialty area. Content includes community health practices, communicable and infectious diseases, epidemiology, statistics, medical entomology, industrial hygiene, health physics, sanitary engineering and environmental science as well as various specialty modules.
Advanced degree programs, funded by the army, may be pursued in the following disciplines:
- Nurse Anesthesia – Masters Degree
- Nurse Midwifery – Masters Degree
- Health Care Administration – Masters Degree
- Nursing program of choice – Masters Degree
- Clinical Nurse Practitioner – Masters Degree
- Doctoral study in nursing science, education, or administration
Scholarship Students: Two-, three- and four-year scholarships are available to nursing students.
All scholarships provide:
- Full tuition and mandatory fees
- Room and Board Scholarships at Washington University, St. Louis University (SLU), Lindenwood University, Maryville University, and Missouri Baptist University.
- Books: $1,200 per year
- Graduated stipend (Freshmen- $420, Sophomores- $420, Juniors- $420, Seniors- $420 per month, tax-free, during the school year)
- Army ROTC will additionally pay a one-time payment for your nursing supplies that can utilized for items such as stethoscopes, uniforms, etc.
- Army ROTC Nurse Scholarship also for two NCLEX exams along with NCLEX review course.
- Reimbursed: up to $400 for some nursing expenses
- University incentives: Check with the campus ROTC Department for further details
Benefits of Army Nursing
- Choose from over 30 medical facilities around the world.
- Receive a substantial housing allowance.
- Free medical and dental care.
- 30 days paid vacation a year.
- Commissary and post exchange shopping at considerable savings.
- Choose a clinical focus from a wide variety of specialties.
- Positions available in clinical, administrative, and educational specialties in a variety of settings.
- Outstanding continuing education opportunities.
- Professional autonomy.
- Travel opportunities.
- Steady increases in pay and allowances.
- Regular progression in promotions and selection for positions of increasing responsibility.
- Maintain seniority as you change locations and jobs.
- Serve as an officer in the United States Army.
- Practice in an all baccalaureate degree prepared Nurse Corps.