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Military Nurse

A Military Nurse is a member of the armed forces who cares for patients in the military all over the world and veterans in the US.
Required education
Average annual salary

Source: PayScale, Aug 2018 and an estimate based upon a sample of 53 U.S. Army RN salaries

React and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll enjoy access to excellent education, compensation for time spent studying, and great benefits, such as free healthcare.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do


You’ll treat service members and their families, monitoring wounds, prescribing medication and caring for them before, during and after surgery.

Set up

You’ll set up military triage in war zones and provide emergency care to victims of natural disasters.

Where you’ll work
  • Military hospitals
  • Military bases
  • Pop-up nursing facilities
  • Military ships
How to become a Military Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, enlisting in the military if you haven’t already.


You’re ready to work as a Military Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Military Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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