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Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

Healthcare


Minimum Education Requirement:
master's degree as an FNP

Keywords:

healthcare professionalhealthcarenursinghealth & medicinenatural sciencebusiness, operations & administration

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Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

Career Description

The Air Force isn't just a branch of the military; it's a global family. As a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, you'll work with family medicine physicians to care for patients no matter where they may be. You'll also have the opportunity to continue your training and education, carry your seniority with you wherever you go and be a respected, equal member of the team as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Manage all ages of patients, from infants to geriatrics
  • Work in collaboration with physicians and a multidisciplinary team to benefit the military population and their beneficiaries
  • Practice as an independent practitioner with a normal caseload of patients with complex multisystem medical issues, as well as routine health maintenance

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this career if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.