Program: OB/GYN Nursing Course
The OB/GYN Nursing Course is a 16-week program of instruction located at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. It combines an intense eight-week didactic component with eight weeks of clinical practicum in all functional areas of women's health and newborn nursing care. Course instruction is presented through lectures, conferences, discussion, practical exercises, examinations, and independent learning activities.
- Didactic instruction is provided by functional area experts including certified nurse midwives and practitioners, neonatologists, perinatologists, clinical and supervisory nursing staff, and community program managers.
- The learning environment is highly supportive and encourages individual student development.
- Tripler Army Medical Center is a regional referral center which offers varied learning opportunities, including high risk antepartum, labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care.
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Active duty / Reserve Army Nurse Corps officers and Department of the Army civilian registered nurses with an interest in the field of obstetric-gynecology nursing are eligible to apply for the OB/GYN Nursing Course. Application requirements for active duty Army nurses include the following:
- Completion of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course.
- Completion of one year clinical experience as a registered nurse.
- Possession of current, unrestricted
- Registered Nurse license.
- Meet height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9 and APFT standards IAW AR 35-41.
Active duty Army Nurses must complete a one-year utilization tour of duty
after completion of the course.
Reserve Nurse Corps officers requirements are outlined IAW AR 135-200.
Information on the application procedure may be obtained from the local Nursing Education and Staff Development Service or from the Director of the OB/GYN Nursing Course at (808) 433-6010/2546 and e-mail at TAMC.66GPD@amedd.army.mil