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Perioperative Nurse - 66E
Perioperative nurses care for surgical patients who are having operative procedures. They are responsible for planning and organizing all perioperative-nursing services. As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.
Supervise the perioperative experience for the patient in accordance with the surgical teamAssess the nursing care throughout the entire surgical processParticipate in the preparation, sterilization, monitoring, maintenance and storage of surgical supplies/equipmentTeach perioperative management and strategy to medical students
Active DutyBachelor's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or accepted by 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 Basic Officer Leaders 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 may receive Special PayHealth Professionals Loan Repayment ProgramNoncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying serviceLowcost life and dental insurance
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