Scholarships available on a case by case basis
Nursing students can take Army ROTC in college along with their other studies and begin their professional careers as officers in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC). Nursing is clearly a demanding profession that requires a cool head and clear thinking. NAU Army ROTC will facilitate the development of skills that will help you realize your leadership and management potential.
Nursing Scholarships: Scholarships Available
One of the unique training opportunities for nurses in Army ROTC is the Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP).
Army Nursing- the ROTC edge
If nursing is your professional goal, there is no better place to begin your career than in Army ROTC. Army ROTC offers you a unique opportunity to gain practical experience while you receive financial assistance for college. As a nurse, you have chosen a demanding profession. Making the most of your skills, building a sense of confidence, and helping you realize your leadership and management potential are what Army ROTC is all about. As an ROTC nursing student, you will be able to combine college electives in military science and invaluable nurse summer training experience with your regular nursing program. You will develop your professional skills while you learn some meaningful things about yourself and what you can accomplish. Upon completion of the program (and provided all prerequisites are met), you will receive a commission as an active or reserve officer in the Army Nurse Corps, ready to take on the challenges of your profession. You will find that your Army ROTC experience will take you a long way toward realizing your professional goals.
The many advantages of Army ROTC
You will not find anywhere else the kind of direct, hands-on experience you will receive in ROTC training. You will be given significant responsibilities early in your career. Leadership. An officer is a leader. That’s why leadership and management are stressed as part of the ROTC nursing program. The Army provides nursing students with unique training to develop the kind of skills that will help you take command. Advancement. There is no mystery about how to get ahead in the Army Nurse Corps.
Promotions are based on performance, and the career path is clear-cut. You will be given the opportunity to progress in rank as your nursing proficiency and effective leadership traits are demonstrated. Professional Environment. As an Army Nurse, you are an important member of the healthcare team. You’ve been given the training to meet problems head-on and solve them quickly, adapting to the situation and taking charge. You are a thinker and decision-maker, earning the respect of your colleagues and the people who work for you.
While you follow the same duty schedule as your preceptor during the NSTP, you could receive training in the following areas:
- As assessment of vital signs and other measurements and observations
- Planning of patient care
- Nutrition maintenance and feeding techniques
- Range of motion and mobility
- Respiratory needs
- Medication administration
- Emergency procedures
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- And other special techniques.
Weekly group sessions will monitor your performance and enhance your progress. And by summer’s end, NSTP Clinical Elective will have shown you a preview of the real world of nursing, developed your professional skills, and give you valuable insights into your abilities.