Becoming an Army Nurse Can be Rewarding

Considering an Army post as RN can indeed be very rewarding. Here’s an excerpt from an email a nurse in London sent me recently:

I have an Aunt who migrated from the Philippines when she was 21. Her first stop was as staff nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital as a L & D nurse and later got offered to teach nursing courses at nearby Hunter College. She did both, teaching and nursing until one time, she got invited to a recruitment event that needed professional nurses to join their team of army nurse educators. Initially she said, she went there out of curiosity,  but after she learned more about the program, she came home a new person.

Forty years forward,  she retired as a Colonel who despite being civilian now still enjoys recognition in several organizations and worldwide events she attends without costing her anything. She has a centrally located apartment in Manhattan, 2 houses located in New Jersey and Seattle and a mansion in the Philippines. She travels 4 times a year paying almost nothing for airfare, gets discounts in a lot of stores, and gets superior medical and dental care in recognized hospitals in New York. The children’s tuition are fully paid off and the husband enjoys same healthcare benefits she has. Add to her list the sizable pension she receives … What a life!

Listed below are the benefits of enlisting in the Army as a healthcare professional. (

Health care professionals who serve as Officers in the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) enjoy a wide range of opportunities and financial incentives. There are benefits, tangible and intangible, available to Officers who choose to serve full-time in the Army. These benefits are also conferred upon those who choose to serve when needed and maintain careers in their communities as part of the Army Reserve.

Active Army professionals are members of a multidisciplinary team focused on providing the best health care possible. Here, there aren’t any concerns about running a practice, hiring employees, processing insurance, purchasing equipment, stocking supplies or paying malpractice insurance.

You’ll also have opportunities to develop even more specialized skills than those you already have. From continuing education courses and seminars to clinical research and teaching, you’ll be able to enhance your level of expertise.

Plus, the U.S. Army offers scholarships and student loan repayment assistance to students and recent graduates in many health care fields.

You have many career options. Learn more about the benefits that come with serving your country.

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