Army ROTC and Army Nursing

What career offers tuition for 2-4 years of college? Puts you in charge of employees ranging from 18 to 45 years old right after graduation?  Guarantees you a fulltime nursing job with full benefits and 30 days paid vacation immediately upon graduation?  ARMY NURSING ROTC.

The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University offers 2-3-4 year scholarships for full tuition, room and board, a tax-free monthly stipend ($300 as a freshman to $500 as a senior), and $1200/yr for books. The four year scholarship applicants apply while still in high school.  If you already attend college, you may apply for a two or three year scholarship through our office on campus (Located in the basement of Guild Hall/Old Gym at SJU).

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a very exciting and challenging program that trains college students to become Army officers.  ROTC provides college nursing students with practical, hands-on leadership experience while paying for college.  The Army ROTC course also develops management, communication, and decision-making skills.  Students will participate in confidence-building activities such as rappelling and obstacle courses that are physically and mentally challenging.

Numerous opportunities will present themselves while enrolled in ROTC at CSB/SJU.  In the summer between your junior and senior year, you will attend a paid, 32 day Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington.  After graduating LDAC, you will have the opportunity to attend a voluntary Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP).  For 3-4 weeks you will gain experience and training at one of over 20 different Army hospitals in the US, Germany, Korea, or Hawaii.  NSTP offers a paid, hands-on experience, under direct supervision of a preceptor in areas such as medication administration, emergency procedures, and intravenous (IV) therapy.

After four years of education, training and enhancing these skills, you will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.  You will attend the Officer Basic Course (OBC) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas where you will study basic Army knowledge and the role of nurses in the Army health care system.  After graduating OBC, you will have the opportunity to be stationed at over 25 hospitals in the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, Germany or Korea. Your commitment back to the Army for receiving a scholarship will be to serve in the Army Nurse Corps for a period of typically four years.

While serving as a nurse in the Army, you may expand your expertise by attending specialty courses such as critical care, obstetrical and gynecological, preoperative, Psychiatric/mental health, emergency, community health, anesthetist, practitioner, and administration. 

You can make the Army a career, or you can fulfill your time commitment and pursue the numerous civilian opportunities available to an experienced veteran nurse.  Army Officers are in great demand in the civilian world due to their experience, values, and effective leadership and management training received.

Army ROTC nursing is a challenging and very exciting program to be involved with.  It offers great incentives such as paying for 2-4 years of college.  Where else can you get your education paid for and travel around the United States, or overseas while earning a paycheck?  To find out more about The College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University Nursing/ROTC program, contact: 

Major Joey Errington
Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
320.363.3218 (Work)
320.363.3080 (Fax)
320.492.2716 (Cell)

Feel free to stop by the Army ROTC office located in the basement of Guild Hall (Old gym).  Also, refer to this web site: or


Application/Scholarship information

Applications for 2-3-4 year scholarships are accepted year round.  For High School Seniors the best time to apply for a 4-year scholarship is by December of your Senior year.

Scholarships currently pay full tuition, $1200/year for books, between $300-500 monthly stipend, plus Room and Board incentives through CSB/SJU.


•§  Scholarships are Merit Based. 

•§  Financial need is not considered.

•§  Evaluation Criteria include student's achievements and accomplishments based on a Scholar / Athlete / Leader (SAL) model.