By the very nature of their duties, Navy Nurses quickly rise to the top of their profession. They provide care, not only for military servicemembers and their families, but also for people in need around the globe.
Working with a team of talented colleagues united by a common mission, Navy Nurses have the opportunity to educate, lead and shape policy within Navy Health Care. They also:
- Apply leading-edge medical advances at world-class hospitals
- Utilize some of the most advanced technology on the planet, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), which can lead to less paperwork and more meaningful patient care
- Work at the best military nursing facilities on shore, at sea, and in the field
As an active duty Navy Nurse Corps Officer, you’ll provide high-quality nursing care in a variety of settings:
- Military treatment facilities (in the U.S. and overseas)
- Austere environments (i.e. deployments, humanitarian aid missions)
- Onboard ships (aircraft carriers, hospital ships)
Nursing in an austere environment could mean taking part in humanitarian relief efforts, such as administering infant vaccinations in developing countries, or providing emergency care to victims of a natural disaster. Navy Nurses collaborate with physicians, surgeons, cardiologists and fellow nurses as colleagues and equals. Navy Nursing provides opportunities to develop leadership skills that will set you apart.
Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for employment consideration in the Navy Nurse Corps, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the U.S.
- Be a student or graduate in good standing of a U.S. education program granting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and accredited by the CCNE or ACEN
- Be licensed to practice in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a U.S. territory
- 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
Offers and eligibility requirements have many variables. For more details and to find out which offer would be of greatest benefit, request that a Navy Medicine Recruiter contact you.
(Part-time opportunities available through the Navy Reserves)