Widener University's Army ROTC has one of the largest nursing programs in all of ROTC. We average about 15 nursing students among our ranks each year (nearly 12% of our cadets). In 2006, 2007 and 2010 we produced more U.S. Army nurses than most other schools in America.


The U.S. Army Nurse Corps offers many benefits when compared with an initial civilian nursing job:

  • Specialization training one year into service (versus three years on average for a civilian position).
  • Authority and prerogatives of formal rank.
    As an officer, you LEAD, with the full force of a disciplined command structure behind you!

Rapid Advancement

Currently, Army nurse entry-level officers (2nd lieutenants) advance two full grades with a 60 percent pay increase over their first three and a half years of service!

Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

An intensive, wide-ranging clinical experience at a major Army medical center during the summer between junior and senior year.