NAVMED MPT&E Medical Accessions Department
The Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)
Financing education is no small matter! Tuition, books, and supplies all add up to a hefty financial liability that can take years to overcome. The Nurse Candidate Program provides a monthly stipend for full time students in accredited Bachelor of Science Nursing programs. Students can enroll after their sophomore year and receive an initial grant of $10,000 (paid in two installments of $5000 each), plus $1000 a month for up to 24 months.
After graduation, participants join the Navy Nurse Corps as an Officer, with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, regular promotions, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, low cost travel opportunities, excellent retirement and educational benefits, further training, and a rewarding clinical practice. Additional benefits include 30 days of paid vacation a year, use of military recreational facilities around the world, the opportunity to serve around the world in a variety of facilities, and be a part of supportive team of highly trained professionals.
Requirements for selection
- You must be a U.S. citizen and cannot have reached your 42nd birthday by the time you are commissioned and on active duty following graduation.
- You must be able to meet the Navy’s physical fitness standards.
- You must be enrolled in an accredited educational program resulting in a BSN within 24 months of starting the program.
Active Duty Service Obligation
One to 12 months of participation in the NCP results in an Active Duty Service Obligation of 4 years. Thirteen to 24 months of participation in the NCP results in an Active Duty Service Obligation of 5 years.
How can you apply or learn more?
To find a medical programs recruiter near you, please go to the Navy Recruiting website located at www.navy.com. There you will find a link to "Find a Recruiter" located on the right side of the page under the heading “Request Information.” Click on that, and once you get to that page, enter your zip code under the heading “Locate a Recruiter.” provide the zip code where you will be located at the time you would like to speak and work with a recruiter, then hit “Find.” The site will give you two possibilities for a recruiter. Call the number listed for OFFICER PROGRAMS.