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WSU Army ROTC Nursing


Nursing Cadet (5 Year Degree Plan)

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Newly admitted Washington State University ROTC Nursing Cadets will now enjoy the opportunity to complete their undergraduate nursing degree program in 5 years. This means that ROTC Nursing Cadets will complete their first 3 years of pre-nursing and first three years of ROTC requirements at the Pullman campus prior to completing 2 years of upper division nursing classes in Spokane. This change allows the cadets to focus on success in the classroom, maintain the required GPA, high level of fitness, attend ROTC labs, meet life-long friends, and complete the required Advanced Camp (typically 35 days of Army leadership training in FT Knox summer after Junior year) prior to moving to Spokane.

Once accepted into the nursing curriculum, ROTC nurses will continue to participate in ROTC, but their focus will be to attend nursing classes and prepare for the NCLEX exam, which our WSU ROTC Nursing Cadets enjoy a near 100% pass rate over the years. Dedication to the profession, their future as Army Officers, and the proven ability to balance ROTC, academics, and physical fitness, proves that our nurses are well-prepared to treat others and lead from the front anywhere around the globe.

Army ROTC cadets with an Army ROTC Nursing Scholarship are provided:

  • Full tuition and All mandatory fees, OR $10,000 a year for room and board tax free
  • Book stipend up to $1,200 per year
  • Monthly stipend at $420 a month (up to 10 months a year)
  • Required student nurse uniforms and clinical supplies (One-time stipend up to $650 at the beginning of their junior year)
  • NCLEX Fee
  • NCLEX Review (up to $500)

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

ROTC Nursing Cadets are encouraged to speak to our National Guard Recruiter to see how serving in the Washington National Guard while simultaneously earning your degree can provide even more financial assistance and experience. Serving in the Washington National Guard while in college does not lock you into the Army National Guard upon graduation, and most cadets who choose this path commission as Officers in the Active Duty Army. For more details contact SFC Keir Krasney:

Benefits can include:

  • Half off in-state tuition ($6,600 per year) for both resident and non-resident cadets.
  • $1,000 scholarship for Army National Guardsmen
  • GI Bill $3,000 per year
  • GI Bill Kicker $3,500 per year
  • Tuition Assistance up to $4,500 per year
  • Monthly Drill Pay and Annual Training ~$3,500 per year
  • Enlistment Bonuses (Note that once you contract with ROTC as a cadet you will not receive any future disbursements of bonuses)

Contact  Mr. Tim Tate  at (Primary) 509-308-9676 or (Alternate) 509-335-7394 or e-mail to: