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Become A British Army Nurse - Join The QARANC


Details on how to join the British Army as a Qualified Nurse or train as a student nurse with the army and become a member of the QARANC:


Army Nurse

A career in the army as a nurse in the QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) or as a health care assistant can be rewarding and can develop your nursing career.

The army gives you opportunities such as:

  • Professional support and development

  • Secondary qualifications such as A&E, Theatre and ITU courses

  • Promotion and pay increments

  • Worldwide travel

  • Sports

  • Military training and development

  • Finance rewards (Golden Hello's) for qualified nurses with certain qualifications

  • Funded study days and courses

  • Funding and support to Master's Degree level

  • Regular paid holiday leave

  • Free dental and health care

  • Non-contributory armed forces pension




I have published a book which tells the story of The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital which reveals her origins in the QAIMNS and where she meets a QA veteran of Afghanistan. She still walks her wards and tells her story by taking Scott Grey, a QARANC nurse, to the battlefields of World War One and beyond. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by CG Buswell. Read the first chapter for free.



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Basic Military Training For Army Nurses And Health Care Assistants


QARANC Field Nurse All new QARANC soldier applicants will receive a 14 week basic military training course at an Army Training Regiment.

Student Nurses will then go on to study a 3 year degree in either Adult or Mental Health Nursing at the Defence School of Health Care Studies (DSHCS) Birmingham City University.

Healthcare Assistants will complete a 14 week course leading to a Diploma Level 2 in Health & Social Care at Keogh Barracks in Surrey.

All QARANC Officer applicants undergo 10 weeks training on a Professional Qualified Officers Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. On completion they then complete 8 weeks Entry Officers Course at Keogh Barracks, Surrey.

All Officers and Soldiers receive military training which includes:
  • Fitness training

  • Weapons training

  • Field first aid

  • Nuclear biological training

  • Marching and drill

  • Fieldcraft

  • Camouflage techniques

  • Cooking with rations

  • Obstacle assault courses

  • Field exercises



Army Field Ambulance Though the QARANC is classed as a non combatant military role nurses and HCAs are training to handle weapons so that they can disarm the weapons of their patients to ensure the safety within the field hospital.


Soldiers Marching On successful completion of the basic training period families and loved ones are invited to the barracks to watch the passing out parade in which each new soldier will take part.


Student Nurse Training With The Army


The British Army now train their own student nurses and student nurse training with the Army is covered above and there are links for more information below.



Rates Of Pay For Army Nurses And HCAs


For current rates and scales of pay, Golden Hello Payments and Bursaries see
www.army.mod.uk/army-medical-services/qaranc/9880.aspx


Find out more about joining the QARANC at your local Army Careers Information Office or visit the official Army QARANC website at:
www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder

For further information about QARANC please contact:

Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corp Recruiting
Army Medical Directorate
Slim Road
Camberley
GU15 4NP

Tel: 01276 412742
01276 412741
01276 412761


Forces War Records

Forces War Records are a genealogy site where you can find military records of over 6 million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with over 4000 Regiments, Bases and Ships. This link includes a free search and a special discount of 40% off membership offer for visitors who use the discount code AF40 if they decide to become a member.
Search Now. A unique feature is their WW1 Soldiers Medical Records section.







If you would like to contribute to this page, suggest changes or inclusions to this website or would like to send me a photograph then please e-mail me.



Official QARANC webpage.

QA Association website.

In The Company of Nurses Book.


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The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital Novel - a Book by CG Buswell


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