Nurse Corps

Community Overview: 

Navy Nurses can specialize in a wide variety of areas, including, Critical Care, Emergency Trauma, Maternal/Infant, Medical/Surgical, Neonatal Intensive Care, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, and Research.

Training Pipeline After Commission: 

After graduating from nursing school, prospective Nurse Corps officers must pass Officer Development School, a 5-week program in Newport, RI.

Active Duty Obligation: 
You must serve a minimum of 3 years
Age Requirement: 
You must be at least 18 and less than 41 at the time of commission.
Education Requirements: 
You must be a student or graduate in good standing of a U.S. education program granting a bachelor of science degree and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Be licensed to practice in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a U.S. territory (new graduates must obtain a license within one year of beginning Active Duty service)