As a member of the Army Nurse Corps, you'll be given opportunities to apply your nursing skills that aren't available in the civilian community. Your role as an Officer will afford you the chance to lead a nursing team in caring for your patients. The autonomy to practice nursing as part of the Army Health Care Team is unlike most civilian health care facilities. Your professional judgment will be the driving force behind ensuring that all aspects of a patient's care are addressed, and you'll be responsible for initiating coordination of a patient's multidisciplinary care.
The Army Nurse Corps believes in a holistic nursing philosophy. You'll identify and organize resources for patients and their families to help them with inpatient, outpatient and home care. Because you're also a Soldier nurse, you'll be able to understand the special concerns and needs of your Soldier patients allowing you to better serve them. Identifying with your fellow Soldiers is essential to providing effective health care for them.