Army Public Health Nurse (66B)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
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.
- 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
- 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
- In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
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.
- Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
- Perform under stress
- Apply critical technical and thinking skills
- Tremendous concentration
- 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
- 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
The U.S. Army provides generous education loan-repayment programs, residency programs and continuing education opportunities to support your continued career growth and development.