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Specialty Courses and Continued Education

Nursing is a dynamic profession. Skills and professional knowledge must be constantly updated.

The Army Nurse Corps recognizes that earning your BSN is an achievement to be proud of, and the Corps is committed to providing educational opportunities. If you decide to continue as a member of the Army Health Care Team, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your expertise by attending professional courses at various stages of your military career. Once you become an Army nurse, you may apply for specialty courses such as:

Critical Care Nursing

This sixteen-week course prepares nurses for intensive care settings. Course content includes clinical skills, teaching, supervision, and management in a variety of critical care settings.

Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing

This sixteen-week course provides you with the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to deliver both inpatient and outpatient nursing care to pregnant women, newborns, and patients with gynecological problems.

Perioperative Nursing

This sixteen-week course is designed to prepare you to function as a first-level staff nurse in the operating room (OR). It also focuses on the OR nurse’s responsibilities in the preparation and sterilization of supplies, equipment, special fields of surgery, and the principles and techniques of supervision and management of the OR.

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

This twenty-two-week course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to deliver care and treatment to psychiatric patients.

Once you have obtained career status and have met eligibility criteria, you may apply for selection to graduate degree programs such as Anesthesia Nursing, Health Care Administration, or Family Nurse Practitioner or pursue a graduate education at the school of your choice.

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