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Medical Surgical Nurse


Minimum Education Requirement:
bachelor's or master's degree in nursing from a school accredited by the NLN or CCNE


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Career Description

From working in a full-size medical center to working interdependently with medical providers in a small clinic, life as an Air Force Medical Surgical Nurse is never dull. As an officer and a nurse, you'll be an indispensable and highly respected member of our medical team, providing state-of-the-art healthcare to Airmen and their families. And while you're already an expert in your field, you'll have the opportunity to further your training and education while serving.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for both outpatients and inpatients along the health continuum
  • Collaborate with all members of the team to ensure your patients and their families receive the finest state-of-the-art healthcare
  • Touch every aspect of healthcare from bedside nursing, community initiatives, leadership, research, education and disaster preparedness

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.