Pfeiffer, Army ROTC sign partnership agreement

Pfeiffer University and Army ROTC, headquartered at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, signed a Nursing Excellence Agreement on Feb. 21, the university revealed in a press release.

The agreement guarantees the acceptance of up to five Army ROTC Nurse Cadets per semester into the upper division nursing program offered by Pfeiffer University’s Department of Nursing.

“We are excited to have ROTC students in our nursing program. ROTC offers expansive career opportunities, and we are proud to be able to educate future military nurses. Nurses have, throughout history, valiantly served in the military in both times of peace and of war caring for soldiers and their families. This agreement allows us to provide this opportunity to a growing number of students aspiring to serve their country as nurses,” said Martha Bramlett, Pfeiffer University Nursing Department chair.

Students entering the program must meet GPA, pre-requisite, and admissions requirements for the nursing program. The Department of Nursing will grant elective credit to Army ROTC nurse cadets who have successfully completed the Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP).

NSTP is a 28-day ROTC clinical immersion experience designed to provide Army ROTC nurse cadets with hospital clinical experience while introducing them to the duties and expectations of an Army Nurse Corps Officer.

Pfeiffer’s nursing graduates in the Class of 2023 have a 100% first-time pass-rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the nationwide examination for the licensing for registered nurses. The university has placed among the best North Carolina BSN programs according to this measure.

“Pfeiffer’s pass rate results are a credit to the hard work of our students, and to a dedicated faculty that supports them in ways that extend much deeper than quality lab and classroom experiences,” Bramlett said.