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Consider being a Navy Nurse now that you have graduated from high school and
you’ve decided that you want to be a nurse. Your best bet is to go for your four
year nursing degree, right off the bat. But that’s expensive. So how are you
going to pay for it? Join the Navy!
There are several options with the US Navy. First, there is the
Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp.
Yes, the Navy does offer ROTC, just like the Army. It is a competitive
scholarship program that pays for tuition, books and lab fees, offers a stipend
during the school year, training during the summer, and has requirements such as
physical training and military training during school. Along with your
nursing classes you would take some military history and other military classes.
After graduation from college and ROTC you will be commissioned as an officer in
the Navy Nurse Corps.
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You can also choose the Navy Reserve,
which offers you training in a healthcare related field or other career. Once
you enlist in the Navy Reserve you have access to tuition assistance and other
funding that can be used to pay for nursing school or you can apply to the NROTC
If you choose to join the Navy, you will have to serve a minimum of two years,
before you can apply to become a Midshipman at a college where there is a NROTC
program to study. You will have a far more rigorous course load, but you will be
paid as an active duty sailor.
Already a nurse? Already got your BSN? You are all set to become a Lieutenant
JG in the Navy! If you are between the ages of 21 and 32 and have your four year
degree, the Navy would love to have you! There are programs that will assist in
repaying your student loans, assist you in getting your master’s degree, and
even help you to specialize in everything from Emergency nursing to Anesthesia
or become a Nurse Practitioner. If you already have a bachelors or higher
degree in nursing you can apply to the
Navy Nursing Corps
to be accepted directly into the Navy as a nurse officer. This route is
referred to as a direct commission. This option is available for the
regular fulltime Navy and as a Navy reservist.
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