Additional Benefits Package
- 30 Days paid vacation each year (starting the first year)
with time off for 11 Federal Holidays
- Free Medical and Dental Care for Active Duty service members
- Regular pay-raises every year for the first four years, then every two years
afterward. In addition, Congress frequently appropriates a pay raise for the military every January.
- Regular promotions; each with a pay raise.
- Unlimited sick leave
- Free relocation services
- Generous retirement plan after 20 years
- Low cost life insurance (up to $250,000 for $20 per month)
- Post Exchange and commissary privileges
- Free use of recreational facilities
- Unlimited travel opportunities
- No loss of rank or pay when changing job positions/locations
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 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where you will study basic army knowledge and the functioning of an army unit.
Once you have been working as an Army nurse (on active duty for one year), you are eligible to attend a clinical specialty course of your choice.
Currently, the course choices are:
- Critical Care Nursing
- Emergency Nursing
- Preoperative Nursing
- Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing
- Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
- Community Health Nursing