Welcome to Nurse Corps (NC)
Graduate education is one of the many requirements to advance your career in the Nurse Corps. Officers may obtain a graduate degree on their own time through the tuition assistance program or apply for Full Time Duty Under Instruction or DUINS.
DUINS offers the opportunity to attend school on a full time basis at no personal cost while receiving all benefits and pay commensurate with the officer's pay. Officers must have a minimum of two years’ commissioned experience to apply.
Depending upon the degree requested, students may attend one of three military service schools: Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey California, Army Baylor, Waco, Texas, and The Uniformed Services University, Bethesda MD. Students not in degree fields provided by service schools may attend the public or private university of their choice closest to their current duty station.
DUINS opportunities will change from year to year based on the needs and requirements of Navy Medicine. Typically the following specialties are offered:
• Manpower Systems Analysis,
• Health Care Management -Army Baylor,
• Medical-Surgical Nursing (CNS)
• Maternal-Child Nursing (CNS)
• Pediatric Nursing (CNS)
• Pediatric NP /FNP
• Psych/Mental Health Nursing (CNS)
• Nurse Mid-Wife/DNP
• Public Health (MPH)
• ER/Trauma Nursing (CNS)
• Perioperative Nursing (CNS/MBA)
• Critical Care Nursing (CNS)
• Neonatal Intensive Care (CNS)
• Education and Training Management
• Joint Commission Fellowship
• Nursing PhD Research
• Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
• CRNA PhD Research
• DNP/Psychiatric MH NP
• Family Nurse Practitioner
Students will be allowed 24 months to complete a Master’s degree, 36 months for a DNP and 48 for a PhD. Additional service obligations for attending school are: three years for the first year, six months for every six months thereafter.