NURSING CORPS OVERVIEW

If you are an outstanding nurse or nursing student dedicated to providing the highest level of care, you deserve to work for an organization that matches your quest for excellence.

When you join the Army Nurse Corps, you join an organization with a worldwide reputation for excellence in health care delivery and medical research. One of the six corps of medical specialists that make up the U.S. Army Medical Department, the Army Nurse Corps represents more than 11,000 men and women dedicated to providing high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, their families and military retirees all over the world.


Nurses join the Army Nurse Corps for a variety of reasons — both personal and professional — including:

  • To lead as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • To serve the country, our Soldiers and their families
  • Professional growth opportunities

As a member of the Army Nurse Corps, you’ll gain experience unmatched in the private sector. You’ll be the leader you were meant to be, supervising a variety of professional and paraprofessional nursing care providers at U.S. Army health care facilities, making decisions about day-to-day patient care and ensuring that your decisions are carried out in an effective and efficient manner. Your professional judgment will be the driving force behind leading your nursing team to provide a full spectrum of patient care. You’ll have many opportunities to advance in your role. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see a staff nurse become a head nurse in just three or four years.

Education and advancement are hallmarks of the Army Nurse Corps. To help you advance professionally, you may take advantage of courses that cover a wide range of nursing specialties. You may also apply for a master’s or doctoral nursing degree program. While you’re working toward your degree and taking a full course load, you may receive tuition, pay and allowances—so you can focus on learning, not financial obligations. Many U.S. Army nurses have the opportunity to gain education and experience in advanced practice nursing roles such as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists.

We are always looking for the finest nurses to join our organization, professionals who are skilled in providing basic care to patients, as well as those with specialized areas of expertise such as obstetrics/gynecology, critical care, community health, psychiatric/mental health and perioperative nursing. Whether you serve on active duty or maintain your practice in the community and serve when needed through the U.S. Army Reserve, you will find the opportunities are exceptional in the Army Nurse Corps.

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