Nursing is a dynamic profession, continually offering new skills to learn. The Army Nurse Corps recognizes that earning your BSN is an achievement to be proud of and is committed to providing educational opportunities so you may continue to enhance your abilities, interests and knowledge. There are many opportunities to pursue a graduate degree in the Nurse Corps. Once you become an Army Nurse, you may apply for speciality courses, including the following:
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: This 22-week course is designed to prepare you with the necessary knowledge of clinical skills to deliver care and treatment to psychiatric patients. Development of the qualities of understanding and compassion are stressed, along with proficiency in communications skills.
- Perioperative Nursing: This 16-week course is designed to prepare junior nurse officers to function as first-level staff nurses in the operating room (OR). It also focuses on the OR nurse’s responsibilities in the preparation and sterilization of supplies/equipment; special fields of surgery; and the principles and techniques of supervision and management of the operating room.
- Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing: This 16-week course is designed to provide you the necessary knowledge and clinical skills required to deliver nursing care to pregnant women, newborn infants and patients with gynecological problems.
- Critical Care Nursing: This 16-week course is designed to prepare nurses as entry-level critical care staff nurses in intensive care settings.
Once you have obtained career status and met eligibility criteria, you may apply for selection to graduate degree programs such as Anesthesia Nursing or Health Care Administration, or graduate education at the school of your choice.