Navy ROTC Nursing Degree Programs


The Navy has many opportunities for young men and women interested in careers in nursing and healthcare. The following information on will help you to determine if you qualify for this challenging area of Naval service. The following is a quick look at the highlights the NROTC Scholarship Nurse Option :

  • It is available to students interested in pursuing Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN)
  • It is awarded annually
  • If you are selected for scholarship, you must major in a nursing degree program leading to a BSN.
  • While in program, male and female students participate in NROTC and are referred to as midshipmen.
  • Upon graduation, NROTC Scholarship Nurse Option midshipmen are commissioned as reserve officers in Navy Nurse Corps.

Benefits NROTC Nurse Program participants receive the following benefits:

  • All tuition costs
  • Textbook voucher of $250 per semester or $167 per quarter
  • Lab fees
  • Subsistence allowance:
    • Starts at $250 per month freshman year.
    • Increases to $300, $350, and $400 at the start of sophomore, junior, and senior years respectively.

Eligibility To be eligible for the NROTC Scholarship Nurse Option you must be:

  • A US citizenship
  • 17 years of age by September 1 of year starting college and less than 23 on June 30 of that year; must not have reached 27th birthday on June 30 of year in which college graduation and commissioning are anticipated
  • A high school graduate or possess equivalency diploma
  • Meet the Physical Requirements in accordance with Navy standards
  • Gain admission to a university that has an NROTC affiliation and offers a state - approved or National League of Nursing (NLN) approved bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Meet the qualifying college entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT) minimum scores:
    • SAT - 530 Critical Reading and 520 Math.
    • ACT - 22 English and - 22 Math
  • Meet the following academic requirements by completing the following courses:
    • Introduction to Naval Science.
    • Seapower and Maritime Affairs
    • Leadership and Management I and II
  • And the following Military service requirements:
    • Participate in weekly NROTC drill instruction periods.
    • Participate in two summer training periods of four weeks.
  • Accept a Military service obligation of 8 years, four of which must be served in active duty status.
  • If disenrolled voluntarily or disenrolled for academic or disciplinary reasons after completion of the first year of study, you may be required to serve a minimum of two years of active enlisted service or make a monetary payment to cover the cost of the benefits received.

Selection Procedure The following outlines the NROTC Scholarship Nurse Option selection procedure.

  • The NROTC Scholarship Nurse Option selection board considers all formal application packages received.
  • Applicants are notified of selection status by April of year they would enter college.
  • Selectees who are physically qualified and have been accepted by an NROTC University or college are notified by the Chief of Naval Education and Training Pensacola, Florida.
  • Selectees who accept scholarships will be directed to their NROTC unit/university for the fall term.

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