Certified Nurse Midwife
** Signing bonus may be available ($10k – $75k depending on specialty) **
By the very nature of their duties, Navy Nurses quickly rise to the top of their profession. They provide care, not only for military service members 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 a Navy Reserve Nurse, you’ll provide high-quality nursing care, doing everything a civilian nurse midwife would do, but in a variety of settings.
You also have the opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone by 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, specialists and fellow nurses as colleagues and equals, while developing leadership skills that will set you apart.
Training & Work Environment
Most of what you do in the Navy Reserve is considered training. The basic Navy Reserve commitment involves training a minimum of one weekend a month (referred to as drilling) and two weeks a year (referred to as Annual Training) – or the equivalent.
Serving part-time as a Reservist, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Nurses in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes. This gives you the flexibility to expand your nursing experience in the Navy, while continuing and enhancing your civilian career at home.
For annual training, nurses may serve anywhere in the world, whether at sea, in hospitals stateside, or in bases and camps in other countries.
With flexible training options, Nurses in the Navy Reserve can comfortably balance civilian and military schedules. You can maintain your own life and your own practice – enriching both with the rewarding work you do for others.
The Navy Nurse Corps offers a truly diverse variety of academic, clinical and operational settings in which to practice. In some cases, you can even work in the same civilian setting you work in now. What’s more, you will enjoy an unrivaled sense of pride and fulfillment known only to those who serve.
Qualifications & Requirements
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Experience:
- At least 6 months of experience as a practicing CNM
To qualify for employment consideration in the Navy Nurse Corps, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the U.S.
- Be licensed to practice in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a U.S. territory
- Be between the ages of 18 and 48
- 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.
(Full-time Active Duty opportunities may be available)