If you decide to pursue an RN after the LPN, the Navy has special incentive programs that pay your tuition, books and a stipend. Usually you serve 2 years for every year of financial aid you receive. Additionally, their are incentive programs and sign on bonuses for Nursing.
It does not matter where you are at in your nursing career, a student nurse or a full licensed nurse working in the field; there is a program in the Marine Corps that can help. There are generous financial assistance, and lucrative scholarships that are available, as well as continuing education programs. There are bonuses for up to $25,000 dollars for nurses joining the Marine Corps, and also programs for nurses currently going to school. In addition there are opportunities in the Marine Corps ROTC program especially for nursing students. The Naval Reserve Officer program for nurses can provide up to $180,000 dollars toward college tuition, books and all fees. You can work toward a four-year degree and then serve as a Marine Corps nurse.
Department of Veterans Affairs has a rich history of supporting nursing students in both their learning and career pursuits and we provide clinical rotations to one out of every four professional nurses in the U.S. through our affiliations with nursing schools. Did you know that VA employs more than 61,000 RNs, APNs, LPNs/LVNs, and nursing assistants, and that our VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program has been a major success? It’s true. More than 50 percent of VALOR participants are hired as new registered nurses in VA.
And, most recently, we've launched the VA Nursing Academy to forge partnerships with the finest nursing schools across the Nation. Visit the VA Nursing Academy's website to learn more.
A U.S. Army nursing career truly is different. And not just because of the prestige and privileges associated with being a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Here you’ll discover unequaled learning and growth opportunities, work in a true team environment and enjoy much more autonomy than is normally found in the private sector. Your opinions will be respected and physicians will seek out and welcome your input. You may even participate in vital research.
Be a nurse for a community in need. The purpose of the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (NURSE CorpsSP) formerly known as the Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP), is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2 year full - time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. The information an applicant provides will be used to evaluate eligibility for participating in the NURSE Corps SP. In addition, information from other sources will be considered (e.g., credit bureau reports).