Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college courses. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can help pay for your college tuition. Because ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshmen and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but once you graduate, you will be commissioned as an Officer in the Army and be given a particular specialty or "branch" (Infantry, Aviation, Medical, Intelligence, etc). Some branches are more competitive to get into than others, but you will have the opportunity during your senior year to make your preferences known.
Learn more about branches at http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/officer-careers-and-specialties.html
Who We're Looking For
Those who succeed in the Army ROTC program are students who excel and want something more out of their college experience. Generally, these students are scholars who keep up their grades, athletes who are physically fit and leaders who have a great desire to make a difference.
If you are considering an undergraduate Nursing degree, enrolling in Army ROTC will enhance your leadership skills and critical thinking abilities and may provide financial support to help you accomplish your professional goals.
Being a Nurse in the Army provides you with benefits not found in the civilian world. As an Army Nurse and Officer, you will have the respect of your peers and coworkers as well as opportunities to train and serve in a variety of specialties.
Army ROTC students who receive a scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course (Junior and Senior Year) must agree to complete an eight year period of service with the Army.
Whether Active Guard or Reserve, being an Army Officer gives you responsibilities and experience that you can't get anywhere else!