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Medical-Surgical Nurse - 66H
Medical-Surgical nurses specialize in care across the entire age spectrum and the continuum of health care needs. As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.
Provides nursing care to all types of combat casualties during low/highintensity conflicts, wartime environments and other contingency activitiesParticipates in the preparation, sterilization, monitoring, maintenance and storage of surgical supplies/equipmentApplies clinical and administrative knowledge/skills for research
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 (BOLC), which introduces you to the Army health care system, Army doctrine and basic soldier/leader skills.
Ability to make accurate, immediate decisionsPerform 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 DutyIf qualified, nurses may receive Army Nurse Accession Bonus (certain AOCs)If qualified, nurses may receive Nurse Loan Repayment ProgramLowcost life and dental insurance,Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service30 days of paid vacation earned annually
Army ReserveIf qualified, nurses may receive can receive Special Pay (certain AOCs)If qualified, nurses may receive Health Professionals Loan Repayment ProgramNoncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying serviceLowcost life and dental insurance
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