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Medical-Surgical Nurse - 66H


  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

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.

Job Duties

  • Provides nursing care to all types of combat casualties during low/highintensity conflicts, wartime environments and other contingency activities
  • Participates in the preparation, sterilization, monitoring, maintenance and storage of surgical supplies/equipment
  • Applies clinical and administrative knowledge/skills for research
  • Requirements

    Active Duty

  • Bachelor'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 Education
  • Completion of a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised experience
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age
  • Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Army Reserve
  • In 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)
  • Training

    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.

    Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration
  • ASVAB

    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.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

    Active Duty

  • If qualified, nurses may receive Army Nurse Accession Bonus (certain AOCs)
  • If qualified, nurses may receive Nurse Loan Repayment Program
  • Lowcost life and dental insurance,
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually
  • Army Reserve
  • If qualified, nurses may receive can receive Special Pay (certain AOCs)
  • If qualified, nurses may receive Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Lowcost life and dental insurance

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