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Army Nurse


Job Description

Army nurses can find themselves working in a variety of settings. These can vary from NHS hospitals within Defence Medical Group hospital units to ground based environments such as medical regiments and field hospitals. Nursing personnel deal with a wide range of medical situations, which could involve caring for civilian and military patients in the UK to military casualties of war and conflict. Work locations vary between clinical roles, instructional positions within clinical and military training establishments and other interesting jobs such as recruiting.

Entry Requirements

Age: 17 years 6 months - 32 years 11 months.

If you've got your qualifications, then apply online. Your application will be passed to our specialist team, who will help guide you through the process towards joining in this role. You will be invited to an insight course where you will be offered a career discussion to advise which role best suits you.

Student Nurse - 120 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs Grades 9-4 (previously A-C) including Maths, English and a Science. Full entry requirements on Birmingham City University website

Bursary Nurse- You will have already gained your Student Nurse place, are in the process of obtaining a place through UCAS or are part way through your Student Nurse training. You are then eligible to apply for an Army Nursing Bursary.

Adult Nurse - You need to be registered with the NMC. You can join as a newly qualified nurse, be in your final year of training (on a course which will result in NMC registration) or join with prior nursing experience.

Fitness: Lift 20kg, Carry 30m, 1.5 mile run in 14 min (14 min 30 sec for junior entry)

More information about the fitness test

Qualifications after training

Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP) will be the first formal qualification you will be required to complete. You will have the opportunity to specialise in one of a number of areas, including: Primary Health Care (to Advanced practice), Emergency Nursing (to Advanced practice), Critical Care, Burns & Plastics, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Sexual Health, General Medicine and General Surgery. Alongside this you will gain significant personal development and development.

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Confident
  • Friendly 
  • Enjoy Travelling 
  • Cool under pressure 
  • Responsible 
  • Caring 

Starting Salary

£14,931 to £32,076

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