Critical Care Nurse (66H8A)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
As an officer on our multidisciplinary team, you’ll develop new skills and gain the experience that will set you apart from your peers.
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education)
- Completion of a qualified course in critical care nursing or one year of supervised critical care 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 critical care nurse 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
- Army Nurse Accession Bonus
- Health Professions Loan Repayment Program, which can be applied toward qualified nursing school loans
- Paid continuing education, including clinical specialization courses
- Special Pay
- Reimbursement of nursing school loans through the Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program
- Paid continuing education
The U.S. Army provides generous education loan-repayment programs, residency programs and continuing education opportunities to support your continued career growth and development.