Adult Nurse

Want to travel the world and make a difference? The Army is the perfect place to start – whether you’re fully trained, have already started a degree in Nursing or want to apply as a Student Nurse. As an Army Nurse, you’ll help keep the Army running, whether that’s by helping soldiers in the field, at an NHS trust or from a Medical Regiment in the UK. Wherever the British Army is, you’ll find our Nurses giving first rate nursing care in all sorts of environments and situations. Sometimes conditions on operations can be tough but don’t worry; we’ll teach you how to cope.

As you travel the world, gaining valuable skills and civilian recognised qualifications along the way, you’ll learn how to work in the most challenging environments with minimal equipment. This is your chance to reach heights you never knew existed and learn vital skills that’ll set you up for life. This is your chance to do something that matters.

Find where you belong.


If you apply as a Student Nurse, you’ll attend Birmingham City University full-time and be paid as a full-time soldier. The Army also offers financial support to those who have secured a place on, or have already commenced a degree in Nursing – apply for our bursary and you’ll receive taxable payments. Joining as a Registered Nurse (Adult Health), you’ll get great opportunities to practise in challenging and rewarding environments at home and on operations overseas. You could also qualify for a one-off payment of £20,000 if you have qualified in a specialism we need.


When you join the Army you’ll be trained in basic military skills – like outdoor survival and how to fire your weapon. You then undertake a Transition to Military Practice Course. Once you’re trained, we’ll send you to a Joint Hospital Unit. Here, you’ll get experience through a rotation programme and begin life as an Army Nurse. You’ll learn new transferable skills in your chosen speciality that will not only enhance your military career, but stand you in good stead if you later decide to return to civilian life.


The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:
Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP)
You will have the opportunity to specialise in:
Primary Health Care (to Advanced Practice)
Emergency Nursing, Critical Care
Burns & Plastics, Trauma & Orthopedics
Sexual Health
General Medicine
General Surgery.

We'll be behind you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. Right from the start, you’ll get the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you could get promoted, which will mean more responsibility and extra pay.

Become an Army Nurse and you’ll:
- Earn a starting salary of £15,230 which will rise to over £32,000 after training
- 38 days’ paid annual leave
- Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
- Non-contributory pension, free medical and dental health cover
- Have the continuous access to promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career
- Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
- Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.


You should be:
· Regular Army age: 17.6 – 35.6 years
· Army Reserve age: 17.9 - 49.11 years

Qualifications you’ll need:

· 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 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 National Medical Council. You can join as a newly qualified nurse, be in your final year of training (on a course which will result in National Medical Council registration) or join with prior nursing experience.

Interests you’ll have

· Helping people
· Office work
· Decision making & responsibility
· Leading & managing people
· Working outside

Our next deadline for application is 31st March 2020, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.


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