As an Army Nurse Corps Officer, you can specialize in one of the following areas: Medical- Surgical nursing, Critical Care, Operating Room, OB/GYN, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Army Public Health or Emergency Room. There are also opportunities to attend graduate school and become an Advanced Practice Nurse such as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist , Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to name a few.

As a Nurse Corps Lieutenant, your responsibilities include:

  • Command and control one shift on a nursing unit that is part of a Field Hospital or installation Medical Activity (MEDDAC). At large Medical Centers (MEDCEN) you may be a team leader on a large nursing unit.
  • Coordinate and supervise all nursing care during your shift to provide care for patients at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.

Additional responsibilities of a Nurse Corps Captain include:

  • Commanding and controlling one medium size nursing unit that is part of a Field Hospital or installation Medical Activity (MEDDAC). At large Medical Centers (MEDCEN) you may be a shift leader on a large nursing unit.
  • Coordinate employment of all nursing assets on their nursing unit to provide care for patients at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Provide feedback that facilitates changing doctrine and equipment for unique Nurse and health care missions.
  • Serve as a mentor to new graduate nurses.
  • Instruct medical-surgical nursing skills at medical training centers.
  • Serve as nursing or health care advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.
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