Military nurses are those who serve in the military—army, navy, and air force in active duty, reserve, and civilian positions. Military nurses are among the most respected professionals in their field and enjoy many job-related benefits such as sign-on bonuses, housing allowances, and education loan repayment.
Registered nurses who have Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees enter as officers; acute care experiences such as critical care or emergency nursing are desired qualities.
CORE COMPETENCIES/SKILLS NEEDED
■ U.S. citizenship
■ Must meet medical and moral standards outlined by the military
■ Must pass a background security check
■ Excellent communication skills
■ Flexibility and ability to quickly adjust to different locations if deployed
RELATED WEB SITE AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
■ Information about Military Nursing (www.military-nurse.com)