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Continued Education Opportunities

Nursing is a dynamic profession. Skills and professional knowledge must be constantly updated. The Army Nurse Corps recognizes that earning your BSN is an achievement to be proud of and is committed to providing educational opportunities so you may continue to enhance your abilities, interests, and knowledge. Once you become an Army Nurse, you can apply for additional training/specialization:

Critical Care Nursing

This 16-week course prepares nurses to take care of critically ill patients in a variety of critical care settings. Course content includes the necessary knowledge and clinical skills, teaching techniques, and the principles of management of the critical care setting.

Emergency Nursing Course

This 16-week course prepares nurses to function as entry-level emergency nurses. The course will focus on responsibilities, nursing care, teaching role, principles and techniques of staff supervision and management of patients across the life span in an emergency setting. Portions of this course are jointly instructed with the Critical Care Nursing Course.

Pre-operative Nursing

This 16-week course will prepare you to function as first-level staff nurses in the operating room (OR). It also focuses on the OR nurse's responsibilities in the preparation and sterilization of supplies/equipment; special fields of surgery and the principles and techniques of management of the operating room.

Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing

This 16-week course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to deliver inpatient and ambulatory nursing care to pregnant women, newborn infants, and patients with gynecological problems.

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

This 22-week course will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to deliver care and treatment to psychiatric patients.

Community Health Nursing

The 9-week Principles of Military Preventive Medicine course is designed to provide the entry-level skills and knowledge in preventive medicine specialty areas. Content includes community health practices, communicable and infectious diseases, epidemiology, statistics, medical entomology, industrial hygiene, health physics, sanitary engineering, and environmental science as well as various specialty modules.

In addition to the specialty courses listed above, Army Nurse Corps officers who are in a "career status" can apply for a graduate education program of their choice. Some of the more popular selections include Anesthesia Nursing, the Family Nurse Practitioner, and Health Care or Nursing Administration.