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Title: The Army Nurse Corps


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The Army Nurse Corps Army ROTC Nurse Program
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Nurse Corps Mission
  • To provide nursing leadership and high
    quality nurse care during war, peacetime or
    humanitarian operations, in support of the
    mission of the Army Medical Department and
    professional military medical health system

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Army Nurse Corps Demographics
2114 (67)
Total 3152
Married
1029 (33)
Female 2037 Male 1115 (65)
(35)
Single
Joint Domicile
As of Jul 2005
537 (17)
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Ethnic Diversity
Asian Pacific Islander- 176
(5.6)
African American - 573
(18)
Hispanic- 147 (4.7)
American Indian-22 (0.7)

Caucasian- 2129 (67.5)
Other - 75 (2.4)

As of Jul 2005
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Perceptions
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Reality
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The Office
Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, HI
Womack Army Medical Center Fort Bragg, NC
Madigan Army Medical Center Tacoma, WA
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Duty Assignments
PLUS ALASKA HAWAII GERMANY ITALY JAPAN
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Whats a Degree Worth?
Average Starting Civilian
Salary Computer Science 60,416 Information
Sciences/Systems 52,418 Finance 48,547 Account
ing 48,085 Registered Nurse 47,125 Business
Administration 45,195 Chemistry 43,000 Marketi
ng 42,053 Political Science 38,500 History
37,800 Biology/Life Sciences 34,890 Sociology
34,796 English 34,327 Elementary
Education 33,200 Visual/Performing
Arts 33,000 Criminal Justice 32,870 Social
Work 33,860 Psychology 33,564 Secondary
Education 29,065 Annual Vacation 10 days Sick
Leave 10 days Source National Association of
Colleges and Employers 2008 Salary Survey
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A Career of Opportunities
Senior Service College
Colonel 124,203.12
23 Years
Lieutenant Colonel 103, 185. 12
17 Years
Major 88,703.52
Command Staff College
10 Years
Captain 71,470.32
4 Years
Officer Career Course
Graduate School
1st Lieutenant 61,429.92
2 Years
Officer Basic Course
2d Lieutenant 44,082.72
Commissioning
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Whats an Active Duty Officers Military
Retirement Worth?
(Lieutenant Colonel retiring after 20 years
active duty) Years Retirees
Retirement Cumulative Retired Age
Pay (Annual) Ret. Pay 1
42 42,875 42,875 5
47 49,200 229,916 10
52 58,434 502,985
15 57 69,402
827,304 20 62
82,427 1,212,494 25 67
97,898 1,669,979 30
72 116,272 2,213,328 35
77 138,095
2,858,655 Retirement pay continues the rest of
your life Note Estimates an annual cost of
living adjustment (COLA) of 2 COLA for 2008
3.5
Its like earning an additional 142,933 each
year deposited directly into your retirement
account!!!
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Specialty Courses
After one year of service, you will attend a
clinical specialty course
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Graduate Education
After 4 years, you may apply for graduate
education Fully funded by the Army you earn
your salary
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Civilian Education (by Rank)
BSN MS PHD
COL 89 11 LTC 3 93
2 MAJ 33 67 CPT 84 16 LT 99 1
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Where do I start?

Direct Commission or ROTC Military Science
Classes

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What is Army ROTC?
  • College elective that teaches dynamic
    leadership and management skills
  • Transcends textbook knowledge
  • through classroom and hands on training
  • Teaches you how to lead, organize and
  • manage people and tasks
  • Focus on critical thinking and decision
  • making skills

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Army Options to Pay for College
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Track
Army ROTC Scholarship Track
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Nurse Summer TrainingProgram (NSTP)
  • 120hr Clinical Opportunity
  • 3 hrs Nursing Credit (NU 444)
  • 11 training with RN in hospital
  • setting
  • Learn junior officer role
  • Leadership opportunity

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Incentives
Loan payback of up to 30,651 after 12
months on active duty Nurse Bonus of 20,000 or
10,000 plus loan payback of up to 30,651
(Direct Commission Only) Annual incentive pay of
6K-40K for Nurse anesthetists Annual
incentive pay of 2K-5K for Nurse
Practitioners, and Midwives
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Whats Military Experience Worth?
Youre Hired!!!
Veterans are impressive, because what
they have done at their age is usually five or
ten years ahead of civilian peers in terms of
leadership and responsibility. Kelly Perdew
Hired by Donald Trump on the finale of the
second season of apprentice.
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JSU ROTC Homepage
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Contact Information
Lieutenant Colonel Richard White email
rewhite_at_jsu.edu phone (256) 343-5705 Major
Lowell Shackelford email lshack_at_jsu.edu
phone (256) 782-8023
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The Army Nurse Corps Army ROTC Nurse Program
Lieutenant Colonel Richard White JSU Department
of Military Science
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