Nurses in the military? You bet, and plenty of them.
If you’re shopping for financial help with costly nursing school loans and you’ve not considered a branch of the military, you’re overlooking one of the most lucrative financial vehicles available when it comes to cash for college.
The Army, Navy, Air Force, and National Guard all enlist nurses as active duty or as reservists. Each branch offers appealing repayment or reimbursement tactics as well as potential monthly stipends and sign-on bonuses as well.
Army Nurse Corps actively recruits thousands of nurses and prospective nurses every year. The Nurse Corps serves a critical function in the Army, caring for “warriors” on and off the field of battle, nationally and internationally. But the Nurse Corps also gets to work in close collaboration with Army doctors and other healthcare professionals as part of a well-oiled machine.
The Navy Nurse Corps provides high school students, nursing students and working RNs with a wide range of financial aid benefits to fit each particular situation.
When you pursue Nursing in the Air Force you could qualify for a Health Professions Scholarship designed for prospective nurses. This program is open to students in a Nursing specialty for between 2 and 3 years. Recruits have the option to continue their education as well with continued financial assistance.
The military has a big goal: attract ambitious and talented nurses to its healthcare ranks. Money has proven a useful leverage and these financial aid programs have helped thousands manage the cost of nursing school.