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Why pursue a degree when you can pursue a career?

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) provides an opportunity for college nursing students to receive practical, hands-on leadership experience directly applicable to nursing practice. As a Registered Nurse, you are looked at as a leader in providing nursing care. But how can a person become a leader if they have never been given the skills to walk in that role? The Army ROTC Nurse Program is one avenue to acquire these skills. The Army ROTC Nurse Program provides nursing students the opportunity to develop management, communication and decision-making skills in a non-threatening environment. There are many advantages to becoming an Army Nurse. 

Financial Benefits
Criteria for Scholarships
Benefits of Army Nursing
Educational Opportunities
Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)
Your Life (PowerPoint Presentation)
Nursing Links, Photos, and Testimonials

Financial Benefits

Scholarship Students: 2,3 and 4 year scholarships are available to eligible nursing students at UCM. All scholarships provide: 

  • Tuition/fees: up to full tuition. 
  • Books: $1,200/yr 
  • Graduated Monthly Stipend: Freshman- $300, Sophomores- $350, Juniors- $450, Seniors- $500 
  • Reimbursed: up to $400 for some nursing expenses 
  • University Incentives: Additional financial assistance is available for eligible students through the Financial Aide Office. 
  • Departmental Benefits: Room and Board, and additional monitary awards 
  • Non-Scholarship Students: Students may participate in Army ROTC without a scholarship and receive the same monthly stipend of up to $500.00 per month for expenses during their junior and senior years of college. More importantly than the $500.00 per month is the guaranteed clinical nursing job upon graduation. Army ROTC nursing graduates will have the start to a fantastic career in nursing, with unbeatable continuing education opportunities.  
Criteria for Scholarships:
  • Attend a college or university with a NLN accredited nursing program.
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • 21 ACT
  • Under 27 years of age by June of the year in which you graduate. Veterans who qualify may be eligible for an extension of this age requirement up to a maxumum age of 29.
  • Good moral Character
  • Physically fit & Medically qualified
     
Benefits of Army Nursing:
  • Choose from over 30 medical facilities around the world.
  • Receive a substantial housing allowance.
  • Free medical and dental care.
  • 30 days paid vacation a year.
  • Commissary and post exchange shopping at considerable savings.
  • Choose a clinical focus from a wide variety of specialties.
  • Positions available in clinical, administrative, and educational specialties in a variety of settings.
  • Outstanding continuing education opportunities.
  • Professional autonomy.
  • Travel opportunities.
  • Steady increases in pay and allowances.
  • Regular progression in promotions and selection for positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Maintain seniority as you change locations and jobs.
  • Serve as an officer in the United States Army.
  • Practice in an all baccalaureate degree prepared Nurse Corps.
Educational Opportunities:

Additional nurse specialty training is offered to Army Nurses after graduation:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Critical Care / Emergency room
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health
  • Operating Room
  • Community Health

Advanced degree programs, funded by the Army, may be pursued in the following disciplines:

  • Nurse Anesthesia - Masters Degree
  • Nurse Midwifery - Masters Degree
  • Health Care Administration - Masters Degree
  • Nursing program of choice - Masters Degree
  • Clinical Nurse Practitioner - Masters Degree
  • Doctoral study in nursing science, education, or administration 
Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

NSTP is an optional clinical elective, conducted the summer between your Junior and Senior years. Over 10 hospitals in the United States, Germany, and Hawaii are NSTP sites. During NSTP you will be introduced to the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of a new officer in the Army Nurse Corps. NSTP provides progressive clinical experiences and leadership opportunities, while working side by side with and Army Nurse. 

To learn for more information or questions regarding nursing in the United States Army, contact the ROTC Nurse Counselor listed below or the ROTC

Mr. John Wolfmeyer
Scholarship Enrollment Officer
Department of Military Science & Leadership
Humphreys 100
(660) 543-4863
wolfmeyer@ucmo.edu

Your Life (PowerPoint Presentation)
Your Life
Nursing Links, Photos, and Testimonials

UCM Nursing Program
http://www.ucmo.edu/nursing.cfm