Army Medicine

U.S. Army Health Care Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP)

Professions covered: Nurse

Active duty enlisted Soldiers are eligible to attend college full-time to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • The Army pays up to $15,000 per academic year for tuition and mandatory fees for a maximum of 24 months of schooling
  • Up to $1,000 per academic year for books
  • Full pay and allowances, including eligibility for promotion
  • Able to meet the minimum requirements for an Army Officer position
  • Be able to complete a Bachelor's of Nursing degree within 24 calendar months of enrollment
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Inter-service Physician Assistant Program (IPAP)

Professions covered: Physician Assistant, Allied Health

Receive a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies during this two-year program that combines didactic and clinical training.

  • Benefits
  • Requirements
  • Receive pay and benefits from a position in the Army at the same time as you earn your master's degree in this two-year program
  • Applicants must be Regular Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard service members who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of prerequisite undergraduate work
  • Enlisted students will attend the program in officer candidate status and commission as First Lieutenants upon successful completion of the program. Commissioned Officers attend IPAP in their current grade held