ARMY ROTC NURSING FACT SHEET
Take Army ROTC in College, along with your nursing studies and begin your nursing career as a poised and self confident Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. Army Nurses are valued members of a health care team that includes over 14,500 members in 37 hospitals around the world. Army Nurses enjoy considerable respect, autonomy, and authority as they pursue various roles with the Corps. You owe it to yourself to explore how you can be a part of this outstanding team!
1. SCHOLARSHIP INCENTIVES:
These are designated two, three, and four year scholarships available for nursing students. Benefits include:
- Tuition. Receive a scholarship worth up to $20,000 per year towards tuition.
- Books. Receive $1,200.00 per year.
- Stipend. Receive a monthly stipend during the school year (Freshmen receive $300 / month, Sophomores receive $350 / month; Juniors receive $450 / month; Seniors receive $500 / month).
- Reimbursement for immunizations, uniforms, NCLEX application and medical equipment.
2. NON-SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANTS:
Students may participate in Army ROTC without a scholarship and receive the same monthly stipend for expenses during their junior and senior years of college. More importantly than the stipend is the guaranteed clinical nursing job upon graduation. Army ROTC nursing graduates will have the start to a fantastic career in nursing, with unbeatable continuing education opportunities.
3. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT COURSE:
Nursing students participate in an ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course and Nurse Summer Training Program or NSTP. This training takes place during the summer between the sophmore and junior year in college or after senior year of ROTC. Benefits earned during Advance Camp and NSTP experience include room and board and approximately $1,000 in pay. The Training Program is divided into two phases:
- Phase I: A month long field training exercise, focusing on basic military skills and leadership training which are taught during the junior year of ROTC. This training exercise is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington.
- Phase II: A three week clinical experience undertaken at an Army hospital where nurse cadets will work one-on-one with an Amy Nurse Corps officers. Cadets will have the opportunity to gain job experience and refine their leadership, clinical, and administrative nursing skills. This experience is clinically focused and based on the preceptor model of teaching.
4. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:
- Attend a college or university with a NLN accredited nursing program. The college or university must be affiliated with Army ROTC.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be under the age of 32 by December of the year in which you graduate.
- Possess a minimum SAT score of 920 or an ACT composite score of 21.
- For those applying for the two and three year scholarships you must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
5. BENEFITS OF ARMY NURSING:
- Army Nurse vs. Civillian Professional
- Choose from 37 medical facilities around the world.
- Receive a substantial housing allowance.
- Free medical and dental care.
- 30 days paid vacation a year.
- Commissary and post exchange shopping at considerable savings.
- Choose a clinical focus from a wide variety of specialties.
- Positions available in clinical, administrative, and educational specialties in a variety of settings.
- Outstanding continuing education opportunities.
- Professional autonomy.
- Travel opportunities.
- Steady increases in pay and allowances.
- Regular progression in promotions and selection for positions of increasing responsibility.
- Maintain seniority as you change locations and jobs.
- Serve as an officer in the United States Army.
6. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Additional nurse specialty training is offered to Army Nurses after graduation:
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Critical Care
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- Operating Room
- Community Health Nurse
- Emergency Room Nurse
Advanced degree programs, funded by the Army, may be pursued in the following disciplines:
- Nurse Anesthesia – Masters Degree
- Nurse Midwifery – Masters Degree
- Health Care Administration – Masters Degree
- Nursing program of choice – Masters Degree
- Clinical Nurse Practitioner – Masters Degree
- Doctoral study in nursing science, education, or administration
|For additional information, visit the following websites:|
|Auburn University Nursing Program|
|Army Nurse Corps Website|
Apply at: www.armyrotc.com
Or contact Auburn University Army ROTC Enrollment & Scholarship Officer:
Mr. Paul West
Last modified: April 12, 2018