The greatest reward for nearly every nurse is the joy of serving others. But in the Navy Nurse Corps, when you work to improve the lives of others, you can vastly improve your own—both professionally and personally. 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. Excellent scholarship opportunities mean you may graduate from nursing school potentially debt-free, and specialty training opportunities can give you a competitive edge in your field.
CRITICAL CARE NURSES
Provide highly skilled, specialized nursing care to critical patients—including en route care—and train personnel in critical care nursing procedures.
PAY AND BENEFITS
• Competitive salary
• Free health insurance
• Free housing
• A retirement plan
• 30 days paid vacation per year
Wherever you are in your nursing career, the Navy can help ease your financial burdens and advance your career with generous financial assistance and continuing education programs. Available offers could consist of anything from scholarships to sign-on bonuses to loan repayment assistance. And help could potentially be available whether you’re in graduate school or already in practice.
If you’re a practicing nurse opting to serve part-time as a Reserve Officer, you may qualify for an immediate, one-time sign-on bonus of up to $30,000. And depending on your specialty, you may have the option of choosing between a sign-on bonus, nursing school loan repayment assistance or specialty pay.
Speak to a recruiter to learn what you qualify to receive.
Nurse Corps Officers may serve at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam and Washington, D.C., to Washington state. As a Navy Nurse, you could work at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda, MD, Portsmouth, VA or San Diego, CA. Or you could provide medical support aboard one of two dedicated hospital ships—the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy. Additional opportunities are available on surface ships, with aircraft squadrons or even with the Fleet Marine Force.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
To become a Commissioned Officer in the Nurse Corps, specifically in Critical Care, qualifications include:
· U.S. Citizen between the ages of 18 and 41
· Currently licensed and practicing nursing in the U.S.
· Currently practicing in a Critical Care setting
· In good standing (as a student or graduate) with a CCNE-accredited U.S. education program granting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
To discuss details and eligibility, click the apply now link and a Navy Medical Officer Recruiter will contact you.