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OB / GYN Nurse




Obstetric/Gynecologic nurses specialize in care during pregnancy, labor and childbirth for active duty officers and enlisted military members. As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

  • Incorporate medical/surgical nursing skills that are important to the military community

  • Practice care for women, newborns and their families within the areas of obstetric/gynecological nursing

  • Participate in the preparation, sterilization, monitoring, maintenance and storage of surgical supplies/equipment

  • Apply clinical and administrative knowledge/skills for research


Active Duty

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education

  • Completion of a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised experience

  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age

  • Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license

  • Must be a U.S. citizen


Job training for a Nurse Corps officer includes completing an Basic Officer Leaders Course, which introduces you to the Army health care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

Helpful Skills:

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions

  • Perform under stress

  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills

  • Tremendous concentration


In addition to your annual salary and the many privileges that come with being an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll be rewarded with:

Active Benefits:

  • No cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family

  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service

  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually

  • Health Professional Signing Bonus of up to $30,000

  • Health Professional Student Loan Repayment of $20,000 per year up to a maximum of $60,000

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