Army Emergency Room Nurse 66T Career – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

Overview

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.

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