University of Maine Army ROTC provides an opportunity for college nursing students to receive practical, hands-on leadership experience. The courses provide a chance for students to develop management, communication and decision-making skills in a non-threatening environment. Two, Three, and Four year scholarships are available to nursing students
Tuition/fees: full tuition and fees
Books: $1200 per year
Additional reimbursement for required nursing uniforms, equipment, and testing fees
Monthly tax-free stipend during the school year. ($300/month as a freshman, $350/month as a sophomore, $450/month as a junior, $500/month as a senior)
University incentives: UMaine offers a $2500.00 annual grant to 4-Year ROTC scholarship winners. You must be accepted to UMaine and been awarded the scholarship prior to 1 April of your high school senior year. You also must be in the top 20% of your high school class and scored above a 1100 on your SAT (score of 24 on ACT). A few nurse scholarship winners are also awarded a room scholarship that can be used throughout their college years.
What Happens After Graduation?
You will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Your first assignment, which is determined by evaluating your college performance, ROTC standing, and your preferences, can be one of over 25 hospitals in the continental United States , Alaska , Hawaii , Germany or Korea . Before you go to your first assignment, you will attend the Officer Basic Course (12 weeks) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Once you have been working as an Army Nurse for at least one year, you are eligible to attend one of the clinical specialty courses of your choice. Currently, the course choices are: Preoperative Nursing; Critical Care Nursing; Emergency Nursing, Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing; Community Health Nursing and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. You also have the opportunity, as a member of the Army Nurse Corps, to apply for fully funded Masters Degree programs, such as Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Anesthesia Nursing, MSN/Clinical Nurse Specialist, and the Baylor Health Care Administration Program.