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Army Public Health Nurse - 66B
Nurse Corps officers are responsible for caring for an entire population by working with the military community. They monitor the spread of disease, watch for hazards and raise public awareness for good health.
As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.
Participate in community assessments in order to plan and implement public health programsEstablish activities designed to promote, protect and restore the health of those in the military communityAct as liaison with the community, local/state public health officials, schools and public affairs offices to disseminate healthrelated information
Active DutyBachelor's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission, Collegiate Nursing Education or the U.S. Secretary of EducationCompletion of a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised experienceMust be between 21 and 42 years of ageCurrent, valid and unrestricted nursing licenseMust be a U.S. citizenArmy ReserveIn addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
Job training for a Nurse Corps officer includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic soldier/leader skills.
Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions Perform under stressApply critical technical and thinking skillsTremendous concentration
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
Active DutyReceive Army Nurse Accession BonusNurse Loan Repayment ProgramLowcost life and dental insurance,Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service30 days of paid vacation earned annually
Army ReserveQualified nurses can receive Special PayHealth Care Professionals Loan Repayment ProgramNoncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying serviceLowcost life and dental insurance
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To learn more about the Army's rank structure, see our complete list of Army ranks.
To see a list of military medals and decorations that can be earned by servicemembers in the Army and other branches of the military, see our list of military decorations and medals.