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Army Nurse Corps

Army Public Health Nurse (66B)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

Nurse Corps officers are responsible for caring for an entire population by working with the military community. They monitor the spread of disease, watch for hazards and raise public awareness for good health.

As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

  • Participate in community assessments in order to plan and implement public health programs
  • Establish activities designed to promote, protect and restore the health of those in the military community
  • Act as liaison with the community, local/state public health officials, schools and public affairs offices to disseminate health-related information

Requirements

Active Duty

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission, Collegiate Nursing Education or the U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Completion of a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised experience
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver)
  • Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Army Reserve

  • In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.

Training

Job training for a Nurse Corps officer includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic soldier/leader skills.

Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration

Compensation

Active Duty

  • Receive Army Nurse Accession Bonus
  • Nurse Loan Repayment Program
  • Low-cost life and dental insurance,
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually


Army Reserve

  • Qualified nurses can receive Special Pay
  • Health Care Professionals Loan Repayment Program
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Low-cost life and dental insurance

Education Benefits

The U.S. Army provides generous education loan-repayment programs, residency programs and continuing education opportunities to support your continued career growth and development.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

  • Johns Hopkins
  • GE Healthcare
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Mercy Medical Center

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