Embarking on a journey to shape the future of healthcare, the Nurse Candidate Program Scholarship offers aspiring nurses a unique opportunity. This program provides financial support for full-time students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in accredited programs recognized by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc (NLNAC).
• Monthly stipend for full-time students, starting after their sophomore year.
• Initial grant of $10,000 (dispersed in two installments of $5,000 each).
• Additional $1,000 per month for up to 24 months.
Upon graduation, participants become officers in the Navy Nurse Corps. This opens doors to myriad benefits and opportunities:
• Competitive salary and regular promotions.
• Comprehensive medical and dental coverage.
• Low-cost travel opportunities.
• Excellent retirement and educational benefits.
• Further training for career advancement.
• Rewarding clinical practice.
Additional Benefits Include:
• 30 days of paid vacation annually.
• Access to military recreational facilities worldwide.
• Opportunities to serve in various facilities around the globe.
• Membership in a supportive team of highly trained professionals.
Recruitment and Application Process:
1. Selection Requirements:
• U.S. citizenship.
• Age below 42 at the time of commissioning and active duty.
• Meet Navy's physical fitness standards.
• Enrollment in an accredited BSN program within 24 months of starting the program.
2. Active Duty Service Obligation:
• One to 12 months of NCP scholarship results in a 4-year Active Duty Service Obligation.
• Thirteen to 24 months of NCP scholarship results in a 5-year Active Duty Service Obligation.
3. Application Procedure:
• Locate a medical programs recruiter on the Navy Recruiting website.
• Visit the Navy website and click on "Find a Recruiter" under "Request Information."
• Enter your zip code, and contact the listed number for OFFICER PROGRAMS.
Charting Your Nursing Career:
If you are a U.S. citizen with a passion for nursing, the Nurse Candidate Program Scholarship is your compass to a fulfilling and impactful career. Start your journey towards becoming a Navy Nurse Corps Officer today!