Opportunities Exist for Senior BSN Students as an Army Nurse

Published 11.02.2006

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Army Nurses are valued members of a health-care team that includes more than 14,500 members in 37 hospitals around the world. Army Nurses enjoy respect, autonomy and authority as they pursue various roles within the Corps. Eligible Penn College students are invited to explore how they can be a part of the team.

Commissioned officers into the Army Nurse Corps have the opportunity to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • A $25,000 sign-on bonus, the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program (up to $30K), or a combination of both
  • A $10K sign-on bonus and up to $30,000 loan repayment (longer obligation to serve in the Army required)

To qualify for an appointment as an Officer in the Army Nurse Corps,students must:

  • Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned officer
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have an associate degree in nursing or a three-year nursing diploma or a bachelor of science in nursing for Reserve; have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing for Active Duty
  • Have a valid, unrestricted RN license
  • Be 21 to 46 years of age

After demonstrated competence (an average of one year to 18 months) in a medical-surgical ward, ANC officers have the option to obtain a clinical specialty.

These courses are 12 to 16 weeks of extensive didactic and clinical training. Areas of concentration include:

  • Advanced-practice nurse
  • Community-health nurse
  • Critical-care nurse
  • CRNA
  • Emergency-room nurse
  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Medical-surgical nurse
  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Nurse midwife
  • OB/GYN nurse
  • Operating-room Nurse
  • Perioperative n urse
  • Psychiatric/Mental-health nurse

For more information, contact Capt. Christopher T. Griffiths by phone at (570) 577-1013, by e-mail or online.