Advantages to Army Nursing

  • Experience

    The direct, hands-on experience you receive in ROTC training won’t be found anywhere else. You will be given significant responsibilities very early in your nursing career.


    An officer is a leader. That’s why leadership and managerial training are stressed in ROTC. The Army provides Nursing students with unique training to develop the kinds of skills that will help them take charge.


    There is no mystery about how to get ahead in the Army Nurse Corps. Promotions are based on performance, and the career path is clear-cut. You’ll be given the opportunity to progress in rank as your nursing proficiency and effective leadership traits are demonstrated.

    Professional Environment

    As an Army nurse, you’re a vital member of the health care team. You’ve trained to meet problems head on and solve them quickly, always adapting to the situation and taking charge. You are a thinker and decision-maker, earning the respect of your colleagues and the people who work for you.


    Civilian Professional

    Army Officer


    Two weeks per year 30 days per year

    Sick Leave

    Limited Unlimited, with full pay and allowances


    Possible professional discount Free


    At own expense Military facilities around the world and space on available flights overseas


    At own expense Officers Club, golf courses, fitness centers, etc., at reduced rates. Planned family activities

    Continued Education

    Possible reimbursement Programs available for tuition. Army pays 75 percent of all tuition cost


    Social Security at 62 and own retirement plan Eligible for retirement after twenty years. Active service

    Pay Raises

    As determined by civilian institution Automatic raises every two years


    Civilian stores Reduced prices at Base Exchange and Commissary, Garden Shop, etc.

    Relocation Allowance

    At own expense Household goods moved at government expense, plus moving allowances

    Life Insurance

    At own expense $400,000 term policy for only $25 per month

    Job Security

    Seniority lost when relocating Secure! Your security moves with you.