There are advantages in Army ROTC that are not found in traditional nursing programs. As an ROTC nursing student, you'll combine college electives in military science with your regular nursing program. You may also participate in an invaluable nurse summer training session. Overall, the Army Nurse Program will teach you the required professional skills needed to succeed in nursing, but it will also help you learn a great deal about yourself.
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 may compete for 2-, 3-, or 4-year scholarships. Visit the NMU School of Nursing.
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ROTC enhances your undergraduate nursing education or graduate nursing education by providing the 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 nurse summer training experience 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.
Specialized Nursing Opportunities
Earning your BSN is an achievement for which you can be proud. Since nursing is a dynamic profession, your skills and professional knowledge must be constantly updated. The Army Nurse Corps is committed to providing opportunities that will enhance your abilities, interests and knowledge. As an Army Nurse, you may apply for specialty courses such as:
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. Specialized Nursing Opportunities - continued...
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 areas. 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.
In addition to the specialty courses listed above, Army Nurse Corps officers who are in a "career status" can apply for a graduate education program of their choice. Some of the more popular selections include Anesthesia Nursing, the Family Nurse Practitioner, and Health Care or Nursing Administration.
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Army Nurse Corps Mission
To provide nursing leadership and quality nursing care, both in peacetime and during contingency operations, within a professional military system and in support of the mission of the Army Medical Department.
Army Nurse Corps…
- dedicated team
- highly competent and knowledgeable in core nursing skills
- dedicated to be the premiere nursing organization in our country
- providing leadership to the Army Medical Department
- providing professional and compassionate care to our Army families, both at home and abroad