For active duty service members, you may be living at one of the many duty stations throughout the United States
U.S. Army Medical Department
As a Critical Care Nurse (CCN), you’ll become an Officer in the U.S. Army healthcare community while providing the very best nursing care to our Soldiers and their Families life threatening illness and injury. The CCN provides holistic care to critically ill patients and their families. The scope of practice includes performance in intensive care units (ICU). CCNs care for patients across the age spectrum and throughout the continuum of critical care. CCN are essential in providing intensive nursing care to all categories of combat casualties in support of decisive actions. CCNs practice in settings in which patients require extremely complex assessments, high-intensity therapies and interventions, and continuous nursing vigilance. CCNs conduct thorough assessments and take immediate life-saving action as required. CCNs operate across the broad continuum of critical care, including Burn Trauma Nursing, Surgical Trauma Nursing, Surgical Intensive Care Nursing, Post-anesthesia care, Medical Intensive Care Nursing & and Cardiac/Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nursing. The CCN relies upon a specialized body of knowledge, skills, and expertise to provide care to a wide range of beneficiaries. The CCN’s responsibility and authority for professional nursing practice expand with education and experience.