What is Navy Nurse Corps?
As a Navy Nurse, you will serve your country by helping not only those in the military who defend it, but also their families and people in need around the globe in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable. Sharing equal status with the health-care professionals you work with and serving a greater good.
As an Officer in the Navy Nurse Corps, you’ll develop strong peer-to-peer relationships with Navy Physicians – along with the respect and honor that accompany the Navy uniform.
- Work with a team of talented colleagues united by a common mission
- Seize opportunities to educate, lead and shape policy within Navy Health Care
- Instruct Hospital Corpsmen on how to provide quality patient care
- Choose from sought-after specialties – study to become a nurse practitioner or a nurse anesthetist or even attend the famed Naval School of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.
How do I get selected as a Nurse?
Only those students interested in pursing a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) will be eligible for selection into the Navy Nurse Corps. Once selected for the scholarship, midshipmen participate in all NROTC activities prior to acceptance into the nursing school and will be expected to participate only in weekly drill instruction periods after acceptance. Nursing students will also participate in two summer training periods of four weeks each during their time in the NROTC program.
What are the qualifications?
To qualify for Active Duty employment consideration in the Navy Nurse Corps, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen currently licensed to practice in the U.S. (see a Medical Officer Recruiter for details)
- Be a student or graduate in good standing of a U.S. education program granting a bachelor of science degree and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Be licensed to practice in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a U.S. territory (new graduates must obtain a license within one year of beginning Active Duty service)
- Be willing to serve a minimum of three years of Active Duty
- Be between the ages of 18 and 41
- Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination
- Scholarship minimum requirements:
- SAT: 530 Critical Thinking, 520 Math
- ACT: 22 English, 21 Math
- If in top 10% percent of high school class, SAT/ACT scores can be below the minimum.
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