SERVING IN THE ARMY RESERVE
Army Medical Corps

As a health care professional with the U.S. Army Reserve, you’ll be exposed to new techniques, procedures and points of view. You’ll also gain knowledge and skills that you’ll be proud to take home to your own practice.

ARMY ROTC NURSE PROGRAM

Army ROTC nurse cadets may qualify for scholarships and other additional benefits to help start gaining the valuable career and leadership skills of an officer in the Army Nurse Corps.

Army Medicine

As a member of the U.S. Army health care team you will do what you do best — use your professional skills and best judgment to provide a full spectrum of patient care. You’ll provide this expert care in facilities that are second to none, using equipment and procedures that are often more advanced than their private-sector counterparts.

Along with offering competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, the U.S. Army health care team supports and encourages your continued learning. If you’re ready to specialize or pursue an advanced degree, we have a number of programs than can help. You may qualify to receive tuition, pay and allowances that will let you focus your attention on learning. And if you have nursing school loans to repay, the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program may help you repay up to $120,000 of those loans.

The U.S. Army health care team offers one more important benefit. You may choose active duty or serve in the U.S. Army Reserve.  As a nurse and an officer on the U.S. Army Reserve health care team, you can continue to work in your own community and serve when needed. In addition to providing you with some great benefits, your experience here will enhance your career and enrich your life.

When we say you can expect more from a U.S. Army Nursing career, we mean it. To find out more,
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FEATURES
Army Nurse Corps

Nurse Benefits

When you become a nurse and an officer in the Army, you’ll enjoy competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes low- or no-cost medical, dental and life insurance, generous retirement plan options, exciting educational opportunities, financial incentives and much more.

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ROTC Nursing cadet examines a child

Nursing Jobs & Careers

The U.S. Army has positions available in many specialties, including obstetrics/gynecology, critical care, nurse anesthesia, community health, psychiatric/behavioral health, and perioperative nursing, as well as advanced practice nursing roles such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists.

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Nurse Profiles

Meet some of the dedicated professionals currently in the Army Nurse Corps.

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Army Medical Nurse Corps

What is the Army Nurse Corps?

An integral component of the U.S. Army health care team, our nurses work in close collaboration with talented physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, therapists and other healthcare professionals to help us provide the care our Soldiers and their families deserve.

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Army Strong Stories

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MAJOR NOUANSY WILTON, M.D.

Internal Medicine - San Antonio, Texas (HPSP)

I was pleasantly surprised when I joined the Army, how many women there are in senior-level roles. That just goes to show that if you're a great physician and a strong leader, they will promote you. That, to me, is very inspiring.

I'm Major Nouansy Wilton at Brooke Army Medical Center. I'm a board-certified Internal Medicine doctor.

I started out in medical school, I went to an Army resident training program. I was a three-year HPSP scholarship beneficiary. The Army actually pays for the tuition. In a private school, that can be $40,000 a year. You get a monthly stipend and they also pay for your books and any supplies you need.

I really enjoy being an Army doctor, and I think it's very different from being a civilian doctor. I refer my patients to civilian neurologists and they'll say to me, "Doctor Wilton, I sat in the waiting room. I saw the nurse. I saw another nurse. And then, finally, after half an hour, I saw a doctor who spent five minutes with me." Whereas, I see my patients, I would say, an average of 45 minutes. And that helps me make decisions about their healthcare. On a daily basis, I get such good, positive feedback from my patients.

I'm really lucky in that I am able to have a family and still be a doctor. I have two daughters, I'm married. I love that I can spend a lot of time with them. When I'm not on ward duties, I'm off on the weekends and San Antonio has so many places to explore. We've been to Sea World. We have memberships at the Botanical Gardens and it's such a great place.

I remember talking to the Dean of Students and he said, "I feel strongly that everyone should do some activity to give back to the United States." And so I chose to join the military for that.