You can make the most of your time and career by taking advantage of the benefits available to nurses serving in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Not only will you come to know the pride that comes with serving your country as an Officer, but you'll also know that you're providing our Soldiers with the best nursing care. While serving your country, you'll enjoy the privileges and respect afforded to an Officer in the world's most advanced Army. In addition, you'll enjoy financial and educational benefits to help you rapidly advance your career.
Active Nurse Corps Benefits
Reserve Nurse Corps Benefits
ACTIVE NURSE CORPS BENEFITS
As a nurse serving as an Officer in the Active Army, you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary and financial incentives such as nursing school loan repayment. In addition to opportunities for continuing education and clinical specialization, you will receive low-cost or no-cost medical, dental and life insurance, generous retirement plan options, housing allowances and 30 days of paid vacation earned annually. You'll also enjoy a reasonable work-life balance that provides plenty of time for family and recreational pursuits.
ARMY NURSE ACCESSION BONUS
Start with a sign-on bonus in the amount of $20,000 or $30,000 if you elect to not receive student loan repayment. If you participate in the Health Professions Loan Repayment Program, you could earn a bonus of up to $10,000.
ACTIVE DUTY HEALTH PROFESSIONS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (ADHPLRP)
As a participant in this program, you can qualify for more than $114,000 to repay your nursing school loans. Under this three-year program, you could receive up to $38,300 annually.
back to top
RESERVE NURSE CORPS BENEFITS
When you become a nurse and Officer on the U.S. Army Reserve Health Care Team, you can work in your community and serve when needed. In addition to generous financial incentives and retirement plan options, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your career and provide our Soldiers and their Families with the best nursing care.
As a nurse anesthetist, you can receive special pay in the amount of $30,000, paid in three yearly increments of $10,000. A $15,000 sign-on bonus is available for nurses with a BSN and specialized training in critical care, medical/surgical, psychiatric or perioperative nursing.
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (HPLR)
As a nursing professional serving on the U.S. Army Reserve Health Care Team, you may be eligible for up to $50,000 to repay your nursing school loans. This program provides up to $20,000 for two consecutive years, plus $10,000 for a third year. You may be eligible to participate in one other Army Reserve incentive program.