Certified nurse midwives diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. Midwives may provide well-woman gynecological care. 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

Monitor fetal development by listening to fetal heartbeat, taking external uterine measurements, identifying fetal position, or estimating fetal size and weight

Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients

Provide prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, or newborn care to patients


Bachelor s degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or accepted by the U.S. Secretary of Education

Completion of a qualified course in public health nursing or one year of supervised experience

Must be between 21 and 42 years of age

Current, valid and unrestricted nursing license

Must be a U.S. citizen


Job training for a Nurse Corps Officer includes completing the Basic Officer Leaders Course, which introduces you to the Army health care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier and leader skills.

Helpful Skills

Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions

Perform under stress

Apply critical technical and thinking skills

Tremendous concentration


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 may be eligible for Special Pay and Health Professions Loan Repayment Program

Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service

Low-cost life and dental insurance

Education Benefits

The U.S. Army provides generous education loan-repayment programs, residency programs and continuing education opportunities to support your continued career growth and development.


Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at .

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