UCA Nurse Program

A Nursing Experience Unlike Any Other

UCA Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets can benefit from unique hands-on nursing opportunities while receiving financial assistance for college. Students will gain valuable leadership experience and management training that can benefit them in either a military or private-sector nursing career.

With real-world experience you may not find in nursing school alone, UCA nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets benefit from extensive one-on-one mentoring and training. You'll find out exactly what it takes to become a leader in nursing.

If you're considering an undergraduate nursing degree at UCA, enrolling in Army ROTC can enhance your leadership skills and critical-thinking abilities while providing financial support to help make your professional goals a reality. Being a Nurse in the Army provides you with opportunities 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.

Why ROTC and Army Nursing is Unique:

Unlike regular Army ROTC scholarships, the Nurse Scholarship provides a Nurse Cadet the chance to commission into the Army Nurse Corps as a Second Lieutenant Army Nurse.

Requirements for commissioning as an Army Nurse:

  • Be accepted into UCA Nursing upper division (all Army Nurses must have a B.S.N)
    Pass NCLEX after commissioning (allowed 2 attempts)
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Scholarship applicants must be under 31 years of age on 31 Dec of the year in which they are to be commissioned.
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 (or college GPA of 2.50 if already in college)
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet military entrance physical standards
  • Meet Height/Weight requirements
  • Pass an Army Physical Fitness Test

Your Commitment

Enroll in ROTC classes while completing your BSN studies.

Upon Graduation, serve in the Army as an Army Nurse Corp Officer.

Connect with UCA Nursing Department here.
NSTP: Nurse Summer Training Program.  For information about NSTP click here.
Watch an Army ROTC Nursing video click here.