Lumberjack nurses become leaders through ROTC
Is nursing your calling and adventure your passion? Are you looking for a way to give back while getting a jump-start on your financial future? Combine a nursing degree from SFA with membership in the Lumberjack Army ROTC program, and you will be head-and-shoulders above the rest when you graduate.
ROTC helps nursing students develop tactical and leadership skills needed for a successful career in the Army Nurse Corps or working as a nurse in the public or private sector. You'll find out exactly what it takes to become a leader in your field, and you will be eligible for two-, three- and four-year scholarships that could help pay for your tuition and housing costs.
Students interested in becoming Army nurses will need to take Army ROTC as an elective along with all required college classes.
Army ROTC provides you with a minor in military science. Students in ROTC will attend military science and leadership classes and participate in weekly leadership labs, which provide opportunities to practice common military tasks and drills. Physical training is another major aspect of the program. All students will enroll in KIN 200, which will help them develop physical strength and endurance.
Pre-nursing students will need to apply to the SFA School of Nursing. Once accepted, students will continue a dual relationship between ROTC and the School of Nursing.
Making the commitment
As a freshman or sophomore pre-nursing student, you can enroll in a military science course to see if the program provides the development and sense of comradery you are looking for. Once you become an accepted nursing student during your junior or senior year, you’ll need to commit to future service as an Army nurse.
Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, you will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Nurse Corps. You will attend Army Nurse Corps training and will be able to complete a period of service as a nurse in the Army.
All ROTC requirements apply to nurse cadets.
Undergraduate programs and requirements
Minor in military science
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum taken along with your required college classes. The military science minor focuses on leadership, military law, and organization and logistics. The military science minor is open to students pursuing any major. Enrollment in ROTC is not required for this minor.
To earn a minor in military science, you’ll need to complete 20 credit hours of courses covering topics such as leadership skills, and military organization and functions. Students must maintain a C average in military science to satisfy minor requirements for graduation.
To learn more about the requirements of this program, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin or discuss with your advisor.