NurseSpecial 2, 3, and 4-year scholarships are designated for nursing students. For Viterbo nursing students, an Army ROTC scholarship can be worth as much as $80,000.00!

Army Nursing is an integral part of the cadet battalion population. In March 1996, Viterbo University was selected by U.S. Army Cadet Command as one of only 41 schools nationwide to participate in the Partnership in Nursing Education (PNE) Program. Under provisions of this program four-year Army Nurse Scholarship winners must attend one of the 41 designated schools.

If nursing is your professional goal, there is no better place to begin your nursing career than in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Only Army ROTC offers you the unique opportunity to gain practical experience while you receive financial assistance for college.

You have chosen a most demanding profession. It will require a cool head and clear thinking in the face of a medical emergency. ROTC enhances your undergraduate nursing education by providing the unique leadership and management training along with the practical experience needed for success, either in the Army or in a civilian career.

There are advantages in Army ROTC that are not found in traditional nursing programs. As an ROTC nursing student, you will be able to combine college courses in military science with an invaluable summer nurse experience. You will develop your professional skills while you learn some meaningful things about yourself and what you can accomplish. You will also develop leadership skills, self-confidence, flexibility, and adaptability while having fun.

MEDCOM

United States Army Medical Command
Regional Medical Commands
Regional Dental Commands
Regional Veterinary Commands*

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MEDCOM Headquarters 
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Major Subordinate Commands

  • AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (CHPPM), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM), Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC), Fort Detrick, MD
  • U.S. Army Veterinary Command (VETCOM), Fort Sam Houston, TX

Regional Army/Medical Commands (AMC/RMC)

  • Brooke
  • AMC, Fort Sam Houston, TX 
    Great Plains RMC
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower AMC, Fort Gordon, GA 
    Southeast RMC
  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany 
    Europe RMC
  • Madigan AMC, Fort Lewis, WA 
    Western RMC
  • Tripler AMC, Honolulu, HI 
    Pacific RMC
  • Walter Reed AMC, Washington DC 
    North Atlantic RMC
  • William Beaumont AMC, Fort Bliss, TX
    no RMC
  • Womack AMC, Fort Bragg, NC 
    no RMC

Installations

  • Fort Detrick, MD
  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Walter Reed AMC, Washington, DC

Medical Department Activities (MEDDACs) & Equivalents, with Collocated Dental Activities (DENTACs) or Clinics

  • Alaska (Fort Wainwright)
  • Fort Belvoir, VA (no DENTAC)
  • Fort Benning, GA
  • Fort Campbell, KY
  • Fort Carson, CO
  • Fort Drum, NY
  • Fort Eustis, VA
  • Heidelberg, Germany
  • Fort Hood, TX
  • Fort Huachuca, AZ
  • Fort Irwin, CA
  • Fort Jackson, SC
  • Japan (Camp Zama)
  • Fort Knox, KY
  • Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • Fort Lee, VA
  • Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • Fort Meade, MD
  • Fort Polk, LA
  • Redstone Arsenal, AL
  • Fort Riley, KS
  • Fort Rucker, AL (U.S. Army Aeromedial Center)
  • Fort Sill, OK
  • Fort Stewart, GA
  • U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • Wuerzburg, Germany

* Regional Veterinary Commands partially vary from these boundaries in order to better support VETCOM's worldwide Department of Defense mission.

Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more! Cadets Competing in La Crosse Bluffs Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more!
ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement. Cadets in Charge ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement.
Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them. Rappelling + Helicopters Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them.
Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family! Family Atmosphere Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family!
Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve. Honor at the Football Field Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve.
Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms. Moving in the Students Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms.
Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next? Repairing the Trails Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next?