Public Health Nurse

U.S. Army Medical Corps/United States Army Medical Department - Riverside, CA4.4



Nurse Corps officers are responsible for caring for an entire population by working with the military community. They monitor the spread of disease, watch for hazards and raise public awareness for good health.

As part of the Army Nurse Corps, they play an important role in improving the overall quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

  • Participate in community assessments in order to plan and implement public health programs
  • Establish activities designed to promote, protect and restore the health of those in the military community
  • Act as liaison with the community, local/state public health officials, schools and public affairs offices to disseminate health-related information


Active Duty

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission, Collegiate Nursing Education or the U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Completion of a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised experience
  • Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Army Reserve

  • In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.


Active Duty

  • Receive Army Nurse Accession Bonus
  • Nurse Loan Repayment Program
  • Low-cost life and dental insurance,
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually

Army Reserve

  • Qualified nurses can receive Special Pay
  • Health Care Professionals Loan Repayment Program
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Low-cost life and dental insurance

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • RN (Preferred)

Nursing Degree:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses
  • Store Discounts
  • Other forms

Hours per week:

  • 30-39

Overtime often available:

  • No