As a Critical Care Nurse (CCN), you’ll become an Officer in the U.S. Army healthcare community while providing the very best nursing care to our Soldiers and their Families life threatening illness and injury. The CCN provides holistic care to critically ill patients and their families. The scope of practice includes performance in intensive care units (ICU). CCNs care for patients across the age spectrum and throughout the continuum of critical care. CCN are essential in providing intensive nursing care to all categories of combat casualties in support of decisive actions. CCNs practice in settings in which patients require extremely complex assessments, high-intensity therapies and interventions, and continuous nursing vigilance. CCNs conduct thorough assessments and take immediate life-saving action as required. CCNs operate across the broad continuum of critical care, including Burn Trauma Nursing, Surgical Trauma Nursing, Surgical Intensive Care Nursing, Post-anesthesia care, Medical Intensive Care Nursing & and Cardiac/Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nursing. The CCN relies upon a specialized body of knowledge, skills, and expertise to provide care to a wide range of beneficiaries. The CCN’s responsibility and authority for professional nursing practice expand with education and experience.
Sign on bonus of $100K.
Housing pay based on cost of living.
Be a graduate of an accredited baccalaureate nursing program acceptable to DA to prepare nurses for beginning positions in nursing.
Must have completed a qualifying course in Critical Care Nursing.
Qualified applicants must have clinical practice as an RN or APRN for 1,750 hours in direct bedside care of acutely and/or critically ill patients (adult and pediatric) during the previous two years, with no less than 875 of those hours accrued in the most recent year preceding application for the 66S designation, and current certification by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)