United States Army
An integral component of the U.S. Army health care team, the Army Nurse Corps continues to distinguish itself from the traditional nursing field. Consisting of more than 11,000 men and women, the Army Nurse Corps is dedicated to providing high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, their families and military retirees all over the world. Job Duties * Focus on fundamentals of emergency nursing such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, hematology\/oncology, trauma management, hepatic disorders and infectious diseases * Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programs * Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation * Perform special staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels * Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise, and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system Unique duty positions include: Clinical staff nurse; clinical head nurse; clinical nurse specialist; instructor, nursing\/hospital education; program director; section chief, medical surgical or ambulatory nursing; and forward surgical team staff nurse Requirements Active Duty * Bachelor's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education * Between 21 and 42 years of age * Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license * U.S. citizenship Army Reserve * Minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school * At least one year of experience in medical\/surgical nursing * Between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information) * Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license * U.S. citizenship or permanent residency Training Active Duty In the U.S. Army, the case diversity nurses experience in caring for Soldiers and their families far exceeds the medical care environment of the private sector. As an Army Nurse Corps officer, you'll have access to the most sophisticated technology, the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sector, plus exceptional professional growth opportunities, which may include paid continuing education, clinical specialization and residencies. Army Reserve Your introduction to the Army Reserve begins with the Army Medical Department Basic Officers Leaders Course (BOLC), a three-week program that will expose you to the variety of mental and physical challenges you'll face as a member of the health care team. You'll learn about the U.S. Army's approach to health care firsthand, training with other professionals and attending lectures, conferences and demonstrations that cover everything from U.S. Army customs to crisis management. You may even have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on medical simulation of an in-theater field medical unit. After completing BOLC, you will serve with a Reserve unit a minimum of two days each month and participate in annual training for at least two weeks each year. During this time, your duties may include attending professional seminars and military or nursing education courses provided by the U.S. Army. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work in a wide range of health care environments, whether it be in a modern hospital, working with skilled professionals in a variety of clinical situations, or supervising paraprofessionals in a field medical unit. Helpful Skills The normal environment of a Medical Nurse Corps officer's work requires time-sensitive problem analysis with an accurate, sound and immediate decision. Ability to operate under stress, apply critical thinking skills, make decisions and translate these skills to battlefield conditions is critical to medical and mission success. Effective patient care requires the proper balance between technical skills and the ability to apply the appropriate treatment or procedure at the right moment. Medical Nurse Corps officers possess expert knowledge in their area of concentration, patient management, and general support and coordination principles. Nurses gain this knowledge through continuing medical education and experience sustained by mentoring, additional institutional training, continuous self-development and progressive levels of assignments within their specialty. Compensation Active Duty In addition to the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with: * Army Nurse Accession Bonus of $30,000 (up to $10,000 if combined with Loan Repayment Program) * Nurse Loan Repayment Program of up to $120,000 over three years; may be applied toward qualified nursing school loans * Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions * No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family * Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service * 30 days of paid vacation earned annually Army Reserve * Depending upon your specialty (AOC specific), special pay of $5,000 per year for nurses with their Bachelor of Science in Nursing * Up to $50,000 for nursing school loans through the Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program * Networking opportunities * Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service * Low-cost life and dental insurance * Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions Both active and Reserve officers enjoy commissary and post exchange shopping privileges; a flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k); may receive pay for continuing education; and specialized training to become a leader in their field. Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus. Education Benefits Active Duty The Army Nurse Corps encourages its nurses to improve their skills and enhance their professional experience through a variety of educational programs, including postgraduate opportunities and continuing education and specialty courses, all of which they often attend at the U.S. Army's expense. These programs not only ensure a high degree of motivation, professional opportunities and career satisfaction but also serve to maintain both the U.S. Army's high nursing standards and your level of expertise. Army Reserve One of the many advantages of becoming a member of the Army Reserve health care team is that you'll be able to focus on patient care instead of medical school loans. By continuing to practice in your own community and serving when needed, you can earn up to $50,000 toward the repayment of your nursing school loans. Future Civilian Careers As you advance through your medical career, you will be looking for experiences that blend teaching, research and clinical excellence to best prepare you for unique and challenging opportunities in medicine. Our nurses excel in the clinical, research, academic and health administration arenas. Many have worked in more than one career track throughout their time in the U.S. Army and have held leadership positions ahead of their private sector counterparts. The nurse's responsibility and authority for professional nursing practice expand with education and experience. Expert medical\/surgical nurses are role models for their specialty, providing leadership and clinical guidance for effective nursing practice both during their tenure in the Army Nurse Corps and throughout their careers. PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at * Johns Hopkins * GE Healthcare * Cleveland Clinic * Mercy Medical CenterSDL2017 Associated topics: bsn, care unit, intensive care, maternal, nurse rn, psychatric, registered nurse, surgical, tcu, unit
United States Army
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The Army, as one of the three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. Regardless of component, The Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. (Operational Unit Diagram and descriptions) The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows The Army to expand rapidly in time of war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for The Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly to support combatant commanders. Once those forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them.