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Nursing Cadet Hensley

 

Take Army ROTC in college, along with your nursing studies and begin your nursing career as a poised and self confident Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. Army Nurses are valued members of the health care team that includes over 14,500 members in 37 hospitals around the world.  Army Nurses enjoy considerable respect, autonomy, and authority as they pursue various roles with the Corps.  You owe it to yourself to explore how you can be a part of this outstanding team!

 

1.  SCHOLARSHIP INCENTIVES:

These are designated two, three and four year scholarships available for nursing students.

Benefits include: 

  • Tuition.  Receive a scholarship that pays full tuition at Carson-Newman
  • Books.  Receive $1,200 per year
  • Stipend.  Receive a monthly stipend during the school year (Freshmen receive $300 / month; Sophomores receive $350 / month; Juniors receive $450/ month; Seniors receive $500/ month).
  • Room/Board.  Receive free room and board from Carson-Newman as an added benefit.
  • 100% of all NCLEX study material and test fees

 

2. SUMMER TRAINING: 

Nursing students participate in the United States Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) and Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP).  This training takes place during the summer between the junior and senior years of college.  Benefits earned during LDAC and NSTP experience include room, board and approximately $1,000 in pay. The Training Program is divided into two phases:

 

 Phase I:  A 32 day long field training exercise, focusing on basic military skills and leadership training which are taught during the junior year of ROTC.  This training exercise is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington.

 Phase II:  A three week clinical experience at an Army hospital where nurse cadets will work one-on-one with Army Nurse Corps officers.  Cadets will have the opportunity to gain job experience and refine their leadership, clinical, and administrative nursing skills.  This experience is clinically focused and based on the preceptor model of teaching.

Some of the locations for NSTP include San Antonio, TX; Fort Carson, CO; Hawaii; and Germany.  Not only do you get advanced training, but you get to travel the world.

 

3.  SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: 

-          Anticipated or current enrollment in a college or university with a National League for Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  (CCNE) accredited nursing program

-          Be a citizen of the United States

-          Be under the age of 31 on 31 December of the year in which you graduate

-          Minimum SAT score of 920 or an ACT composite score of 19

-          Minimum GPA of 2.5

-          Physically fit and medically qualified

-          Good moral character 

 

4.  BENEFITS OF ARMY NURSING: 

-          Choose from 37 medical facilities around the world

-          Receive a substantial housing allowance

-          Free medical and dental care

-          30 days paid vacation a year

-          Commissary and post exchange shipping at considerable savings

-          Choose a clinical focus from a wide variety of specialties

-          Positions available in clinical, administrative, and educational specialties in a variety of settings

-          Outstanding continuing education opportunities

-          Professional autonomy

-          Travel opportunities

-          Steady increases in pay and allowances

-          Regular progression in promotions and selection for positions of increasing responsibility

-          Maintain seniority as you change locations and jobs

-          Serve as an officer in the United States ARMY

-          Practice in all baccalaureate degree prepared Nurse Corps

 

5.  EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: 

Additional nurse specialty training is offered to Army Nurses after graduation:

 

-          Obstetrics and Gynecology

-          Critical Care

-          Psychiatric and Mental Health

-          Operating Room

 

Advanced degree programs, funded by the Army, may be pursued in the following disciplines: 

-          Nurse Anesthesia – Masters Degree

-          Nurse Midwifery – Masters Degree

-          Health Care Administration – Masters Degree

-          Nursing Program of Choice – Masters Degree

-          Clinical Nurse Practitioner – Masters Degree

-          Doctoral study in nursing science, education, or administration

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