ARMY ROTC Nursing Program
Army ROTC has a lot of awesome
opportunities for nursing students that are not available to the ordinary
nursing student. The Army needs good nurses who are also strong leaders and
hard workers. Those who come out of the Army ROTC nursing program are just
While in nursing school, you
participate in ROTC activities along with all the other cadets.
Activities like land navigation, rappelling, physical training, and many
leadership opportunities, all prepare you for your future as an Army nurse. If
you enter ROTC as a nurse, you are guaranteed to be a nurse, as long as you
pass your classes and the NCLEX . Even though you will be a nurse and not
an infantryman, the training you will receive will give you a greater respect
and understanding for the soldiers you will be helping, as well as hone your
leadership skills that will be needed as an Army nurse.
As a cadet, you have the opportunity
to attend the Nurses Summer Training Program. This program allows ROTC nursing
students to spend a paid 3-4 weeks in a clinical setting at an Army medical
center. There you are able to work one-on-one with a real Army nurse.
The experience you will gain during NSTP will further
prepare you for your senior year in nursing school, as well as help you better
understand what it is like to work in an army hospital.