Captain John D. Deehr, Professor and Chair of Naval Science Department, University of Washington
Naval ROTC is offered to Seattle University nursing students through an agreement with the University of Washington. The objective of Naval ROTC is to educate and train young men and women to become officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. The single largest source of officers for the Navy, NROTC provides prospective candidates the opportunity for either liberal or technical educational backgrounds.
General Program Requirements
Naval science classes are taught at the University of Washington in Clark Hall. Classes are open to all Seattle University students via UW Extension. It is not necessary to be a member of the NROTC Unit to take naval science classes.
Students who successfully complete Naval ROTC and receive a nursing degree upon graduation will be commissioned as officers in the United States Navy Nurse Corps, after which they serve on active duty for a minimum of four years.
Four- and two-year scholarships are offered for nursing program students only. Naval ROTC scholarships pay for 100 percent of tuition, fees, uniforms, a stipend for textbooks of $250, plus $250-400 per month tax-free subsistence payment depending on class year. To take advantage of these scholarships, students should apply directly to NROTC Unit, University of Washington, Box 353840, Seattle, WA 98195-3840, or call (206) 543-0170.
The program is open to college students who will complete their sophomore year or third year in a five year curriculum. The two-year scholarship covers the final two years of college. When accepted, students attend a six-week course of instruction at the Naval Science Institute (NSI) at Newport, Rhode Island, during the summer prior to their junior year to bring them up-to-date on the NROTC curriculum missed during their freshman and sophomore years. Students interested in two-year scholarships should contact the NROTC Unit no later than January of their sophomore year.
Students who do not have scholarships may join the Unit as College Program students. College Program students participate in the Battalion activities exactly as scholarship students but without scholarship benefits.
The College Program is designed for students who missed the opportunity to apply or were not selected for the Scholarship Program. College Program students are afforded the opportunity to compete for full three year or two year scholarships that are distributed annually based on merit. Scholarship or not, the College Program student is an important part of the Navy/Marine Officer Corps. Upon graduation, the College Program student has earned a guaranteed job and most importantly a limitless future as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps.
The Navy furnishes all uniforms and textbooks used in naval science courses.
For more information: depts.washington.edu/uwnrotc/wordpress/
See the University of Washington course catalog for course descriptions: www.washington.edu/students/crscat/navsci.html