Nursing Officer Reserve
Being a Nursing Officer (Reserve) means using your skills to support vital Royal Navy operations, all over the world. You’ll encounter some of the most challenging environments imaginable, so you you’ll develop both personally and professionally. You don’t need any naval experience, just the desire to practise where you’re needed most, experiencing and doing things few medical professionals can imagine.
- Deliver world class healthcare as part of a highly skilled and motivated team.
- Provide vital support to maritime and wider military operations across the globe.
- Provide support in a range of challenging conditions at sea, on land or in the air. Adapt to a variety of platforms including state of the art warships such as the new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.
- With experience, take on the challenge of responsibility for the delivery of clinical care by leading a team of clinicians.
- Travel the world as part of the front line medical services team.
What you’ll get
- Daily rates of pay equivalent to those of full-time personnel
- Annual tax-free bounty subject to meeting the minimum training commitment
- Paid leave in proportion to the number of training days attended
- Automatic membership of the non-contributory Armed Forces Pension Scheme
- Expenses and allowances when undergoing training
- Access to sports and fitness facilities
- Opportunities for adventurous training (AT)
What you'll need
- You must be aged 20 - 52 when you start training
- You should be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and clinically current in one of the following specialisms: Critical Care, High Dependency (Burns and Plastics, Medical and Surgical) and Emergency Departmental Nursing
- You can apply in your last year of nurse training and will be selected on a conditional basis subject to receipt of your NMC PIN
- You’ll need 72 UCAS points from your A-Levels (or Scottish equivalent), including two non-overlapping subject areas; acceptable UCAS points can be accrued from A-level grades A*-D, or AS-level grade A
- You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics
- A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth citizen or Dual National
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
- Pass the Naval Swimming Test