Army Nursing at Weber State

               Army Nurse Corps             

If nursing is your professional goal, there is no better place to begin your career than in Army ROTC. Army ROTC offers you a unique opportunity to gain practical experience while you receive financial assistance for college.
 
You have chosen a demanding profession.al emergencies require a cool head and clear thinking. Making the most of your skills, building a sense of confidence, and
helping you realize your leadership and management potential are what Army ROTC
is all about.

As an ROTC nursing student, you will be able to combine college electives in military science and invaluable nurse summer training experience with your regular nursing program. You will develop your professional skills while you learn meaningful things about yourself and what you can accomplish.

Upon completion of the program (and provided all prerequisites are met), you will receive a commission as an officer in the Army Nurse Corps, ready to take on the challenges of your profession. You will find that your Army ROTC experience has taken you a long way toward realizing your professional goals.


The School of Nursing at Weber State University provides excellent education to those that are enrolled. More information about the program can be found on their website.


 

US Army ROTC Nursing Scholarships pay the following:
• Full Tuition in state or out of state
• Housing Scholarship ($5,200 per year)
• Books and Fees ($1,200 per year)
• Monthly stipend of $300 to $500 depending on class status
Qualifiers:
• US Citizen
• Minimum GPA 2.5
• ACT 19/ SAT 920
• 30 or under during the year of graduation (for scholarships only)
• Medically qualified—no asthma, bad back, bad knees or other disqualifier
• Of good moral character (no felonies)
Obligations to the US Army while receiving the scholarship:
• Complete Military Science courses (MSI, II, III, IV) with a 3.0 GPA
• Successfully complete the Cadet Leadership Course at Ft. Knox, KY
• Meet Physical Fitness Standards for push-ups, sit-ups, and 2 mile run
• Maintain and meet height and weight standards by age and gender
Obligations to the US Army upon successful completion which results in a US Army commission at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant:
• 4 years active duty required by most scholarships
• Pass the NCLEX to be branch qualified as a US Army Nurse (3 tries)
 o Failure requires a reassignment for 4 years based on the needs of the Army

 

Continuing Education
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. There are many opportunities to pursue a graduate degree in the Nurse Corps. Once you become an Army Nurse, you may apply for specialty courses such as:

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - This 22-week course is designed to prepare you with the necessary knowledge of clinical skills to deliver care and treatment to psychiatric patients. Development of the qualities of understanding and compassion are stressed, along with proficiency in communications skills.

Perioperative Nursing - This 16-week course is designed to prepare junior nurse officers 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 supervision and management of the operating room.

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

Critical Care Nursing - This 16-week course is designed to prepare nurses as entry-level critical care staff nurses in intensive care settings.

Once you have obtained career status and met eligibility criteria, you may apply for selection to graduate degree programs such as Anesthesia Nursing or Health Care Administration, or graduate education at the school of your choice.


The Army ROTC and Nursing Program here at Weber State have a great working relationship. In order to help as many students as possible there is a liaison designated to help students:

London Draper Lowe, M.S.N., R.N.
Associate Professor of Nursing
WSU School of Nursing & WSU Army ROTC liaison and adviser

London has been working with the WSU Army ROTC as the nursing liaison & nurse cadet  adviser for the past 10 years. She is passionate in her support for assisting the U.S.  Army  in educating future nurses. London has 19 years of teaching experience and 24 years of  clinical experience.

 Contact: Marriott Allied Health Building - Room 423
               ldraper2@weber.edu
               (801) 626-7892