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Officer careers

Join Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps and become a Nursing Officer or a Nursing Cadet. Find out about the careers available in adult and mental health disciplines.

Nursing Officer - Adult Health

If you are a qualified nurse (or completing your degree) in Adult Nursing and under the age of 39 years, you are eligible to apply for a commission in the QARANC.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Nursing Officers are responsible for planning and delivering nursing care to civilian and military personnel. You will take the lead role in the professional and personal development of junior team members. This can consist of not just nursing soldiers, but radiographers, biomedical scientists, combat medical technicians, pharmacy technicians and many more.

Nursing Officer - Mental Health

If you are a qualified Mental Health Nurse and under the age of 39 years, you are eligible to apply for a commission in the QARANC.

Mental Health Nursing Officers work in close-nit teams in Departments of Community Mental Health based in the UK and Germany. They can also be deployed out to settings where there is a need for acute intervention; previous areas of deployment have been Afghanistan and Iraq for example.

Nursing Bursary - Adult Health

The QARANC Nursing Bursary is open to anyone who has an unconditional place secured, has already commenced or anyone who is considering undertaking a nursing degree course at a University of their choice.

Officer application

You need to create an online profile via the 'Apply online' link on the right hand panel.

Once complete you will be contacted by the National Recruiting Centre (NRC) who will request a copy of your CV. This should be no more than two sides of A4 and must contain your NMC PIN Number (if qualified) and date of birth.

Once your CV has been reviewed, the NRC will send you out a date for our next Officer Familiarisation Visit. These are held regularly throughout the year and give you an opportunity to find out more about a Nursing Officer career in the British Army. The two day visit is held at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and consists of presentations, a visit to one of our defence medical group (DMG) Units, practical demonstrations, and a chance to speak with serving officers and experience an Army fitness session. We will also discuss the selection process as an officer, and give you the opportunity to have a face to face discussion with the recruitment team to discuss all options open to you.

The next stage is the Officer Selection process; this process will depend on the type of officer application you are making. It usually consists of attending a pre-briefing at Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) for two days, followed a few weeks later by a 4 day selection at AOSB. This selection will test a wide variety of skills you will be required to show aptitude and potential in, in both physical and mental form.

If you would like to discuss the application process in detail please contact the QARANC Recruiting Team.

QA Recruiting Team
Tel: 01276 412618/  01276  412741/ 01276 412742
Email: Army-Nursing@mod.uk


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