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Nursing in ROTC

With real world experience you may not find in nursing school alone, nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets benefit from extensive one-on-one mentoring and training. You’ll find out exactly what it takes to become a leader in your medical field.

If you’re considering an undergraduate nursing degree, enrolling in Army ROTC can enhance your leadership skills and critical-thinking abilities while providing financial support to help make your professional goals a reality. Being a Nurse in the Army provides you with opportunities not found in the civilian world. As an Army Nurse and Officer, you will have the respect of your peers and coworkers as well as opportunities to train and serve in a variety of specialties.

Army ROTC‘s Nurse Summer Training Program will give you the opportunity to truly fulfill the promises of your training after graduation. Coordinating and communicating patient care, you’ll be in a clear position to succeed.

University of Maine Army ROTC provides an opportunity for college nursing students to receive practical, hands-on leadership experience. The courses provide a chance for students to develop management, communication and decision-making skills in a non-threatening environment. Two, Three, and Four year scholarships are available to nursing students. A few nurse scholarship winners are also awarded a room scholarship that can be used throughout their college years.


What Happens After Graduation?

You will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Your first assignment, which is determined by evaluating your college performance, ROTC standing, and your preferences, can be one of over 25 hospitals in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Germany, or Korea. Before you go to your first assignment, you will attend the Officer Basic Course (12 weeks) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Once you have been working as an Army Nurse for at least one year, you are eligible to attend one of the clinical specialty courses of your choice. Currently, the course choices are: Preoperative Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing, Community Health Nursing, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. You also have the opportunity, as a member of the Army Nurse Corps, to apply for fully funded Masters Degree programs, such as Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Anesthesia Nursing, MSN/Clinical Nurse Specialist, and the Baylor Health Care Administration Program.