Personal Life Questions

This page answers personal questions about what an officer in the Army Nurse Corps can do with where they will be stationed upon commissioning.

What if I want to get married?

What happens to my spouse? Many Army nurses (about 67 percent) are married and have children. As an officer, your family will be allowed to move with you to your duty assignment. Of our married officers, many are married to other service members. If that is the case, there are Army programs available to ensure you and your spouse are located together at an Army post.

Do I have to live in open barracks and use community showers?

No. As an Army officer, you will be able to afford comfortable housing through your Basic Housing Allowance, either on or near the Army installation to which you are assigned.

How often do I have to move?

As an officer, you typically move every three to four years. The Army will take care of your moving expenses and provide additional funding for travel, lodging, and meal costs during your move. In addition, a contracted moving agency will come to your house, pack and ship your belongings, deliver them once you found your next home, and remove and unpack all packing materials.

Where will my first duty assignment be located?

There are thirty-seven military hospitals throughout the U.S., Korea, and Germany. Most are located within the continental United States. During your senior year, you will request an assignment at the hospital that you would like to be assigned. Please remember that, as part of the new Clinical Nurse Transition Program, you will only be allowed to move to one of the nine medical centers below for your first year. After this first year, you will be allowed to move to a new duty assignment. The Army Nurse Corps works extremely hard to ensure all the new graduates receive one of their top three choices of location assignments.

  1. Landstuhl, Germany
  2. Tripler, Hawaii
  3. Walter Reed, Washington, D.C.
  4. Womack, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
  5. Eisenhower, Ft. Gordon, Georgia
  6. Darnall, Ft. Hood, Texas
  7. Brooke, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
  8. Beaumont, Ft. Bliss, Texas
  9. Madigan, Ft. Lewis, Washington

What if I don't want to move to where the Army wants to send me?

If you are assigned to an area that doesn't suit your needs, each Army nurse has an Army Nurse Corps branch manager who works with each individual to find a location that will make him or her happy while providing the necessary opportunities for career advancement within the Army Nurse Corps and, also, meet the needs of the Army. Once you have met your active duty obligation incurred during Army ROTC, you have the option of resigning from active duty and either remaining where you are currently located, or having the Army move you home.

Facts: Additional Incentives for all Nursing Cadets

  • Reimbursement for one NCLEX review course (i.e., Kaplan)
  • $200 towards NCLEX testing fees (additional fees not included)]
  • Additional reimbursement for required nursing uniforms, equipment, and testing fees
  • University incentives: some schools offer additional incentives for scholarship winners (i.e., free room and board, out-of-state tuition waivers, etc.)
  • Nurses Summer Training Program (NSTP). Locations for the NSTP are available:
    Landstuhl, Germany Tripler, Hawaii
    Yongsan, Korea Bassett, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska
    Walter Reed, Washington, D.C. Womack, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
    Eisenhower, Ft. Gordon, Georgia Darnall, Ft. Hood, Texas
    Brooke, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas Beaumont, Ft. Bliss, Texas
    Madigan, Ft. Lewis, Washington Evans, Ft. Carson, Colorado
    Bayne Jones, Ft. Polk, Louisiana Martin, Ft. Benning, Georgia
    Winn, Ft. Stewart, Georgia