NURSE CORPS OFFICER - U.S. NAVY Job at Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

The greatest reward for nearly every nurse is the joy of serving others. But in the Navy Nurse Corps, when you work to improve the lives of others, you can vastly improve your own – both professionally and personally.

As a Navy Nurse, you will serve your country by helping not only those in the military who defend it but also their families and people in need around the globe. Excellent scholarship opportunities mean you may graduate from nursing school potentially debt-free, and specialty training opportunities can give you a competitive edge in your field.

Nurse Corps Officers may serve at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam, and Washington, D.C., to Washington state. As a Navy Nurse, you could work at one of the highly acclaimed National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda, MD, Portsmouth, VA, or San Diego, CA. Or you could provide medical support aboard one of two dedicated hospital ships—the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy. Additional opportunities are available on surface ships, with aircraft squadrons, or even with the Fleet Marine Force.

As an active duty Navy Nurse, you will provide high quality nursing care, doing everything a typical nurse would do in a variety of settings:

  • Military treatment facilities (in the U.S. and overseas)

  • Austere environments (i.e. deployments, humanitarian aid missions)

  • Onboard ships (aircraft carriers, hospital ships)

Nursing in an austere environment could mean taking part in humanitarian relief efforts, such as administering infant vaccinations in developing countries, or providing emergency care to victims of a natural disaster. Navy Nurses collaborate with physicians, surgeons, cardiologists and fellow nurses as colleagues and equals. Navy Nursing provides opportunities to develop leadership skills that will set you apart.

Financial incentive program designed for nursing students in their junior year; attending an NLNAC or CCNE, accredited BSN program is available.


A degree from a four-year college or university is a minimum educational requirement to become a Commissioned Officer. You must also attend Officer Training. There may be exceptions to the degree requirements based on extensive service experience. Current Nursing School students may also apply. Additional qualifications include:

  • U.S. Citizen between the ages of 22 and 41

  • Currently licensed and practicing nursing in the U.S. (new graduates must obtain a license within one year of beginning Active Duty service)

  • In good standing (as a student or graduate) with a CCNE-accredited U.S. education program granting a Bachelor of Science degree

  • Willing to serve a minimum of three years Active Duty

  • In good physical condition and able to pass a full medical examination

  • 1-year RN experience.

  • Student must be 1 year away from graduation


The Navy provides Nurse Corps Officers the opportunity to specialize based on manning needs. Specialization fields include:

Nurse Anesthetists – Administer general and regional anesthesia, monitor patients receiving anesthesia, and assist in instructing medical trainees and other Officers

Primary Care Nurse Practitioners – Provide comprehensive health care and health maintenance for service members and their families

Medical-Surgical Nurses – Assess, plan and implement direct nursing care of patients on an assigned unit, and assume charge nurse responsibilities

Perioperative Nurses – Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care of surgery patients

Critical Care Nurses – Provide highly skilled, specialized nursing care to critical patients, including

En route care, and train personnel in critical care nursing procedures

Mental Health Nurses and Nurse Practitioners – Provide direct patient care in mental health services, and lead and train other military and civilian personnel

Military-specific Specializations – Education and training, manpower systems analysis, and nursing research

Post-Service Opportunities

It’s also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in the medical field.

Not licensed yet?

If you’re a nursing student opting to serve full-time in the Navy, you could get up to $34,000 to help pay your way through nursing school through the Nurse Candidate Program (NCP). This includes:

• An initial grant of $10,000

• Plus a stipend of $1,000 a month for up to 24 months


The U.S. Navy tremendously values the Nursing community, and as such, provides competitive compensation and benefits.

  • Up to $120k per year

  • 30 days paid vacation per year

  • Scheduled pay raises and regular promotions.

  • Health insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Parental Leave

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Career Advancement

  • If you’re a practicing nurse opting to serve part-time as a Reservist, you may qualify for an immediate, one-time sign-on bonus of up to $30,000.



Please note that this program requires a commission for the United States Navy, which incurs at least a 3-year commitment.

Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Traineeship, Work experience placement, Relief, Immediate start, Overseas, Relocation package, Relocation bonus,

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