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Nurse Practitioner

Healthcare


Minimum Education Requirement:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nursing from a school accredited by the NLN or CCNE

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Nurse Practitioner

Career Description

As an Air Force Nurse Practitioner, you'll provide comprehensive healthcare to Airmen, retirees and families in settings ranging from solo practice in small clinics to group practice at large medical centers around the globe. You can specialize and gain additional training in one of five fields: family (FNP), women's health (WHNP), pediatric (PNP), psychiatric mental health (PMHNP) and acute care (ACNP). Additionally, you'll enter the Air Force as an officer, meaning you'll have all the respect, privileges and responsibilities tied to rank.

To learn more please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Provide care in one of five specialty areas: family (FNP), women's health (WHNP), pediatric (PNP), psychiatric mental health (PMHNP) and acute care (ACNP)
  • Provide comprehensive healthcare to military members, retirees and families in practice settings ranging from solo practice in small clinics to group practice at large medical centers around the world
  • Perform in the role of hospitalist at inpatient facilities
  • Obtain medical histories, perform physical exams, diagnose and manage acute and chronic illnesses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe treatment including drug therapy and perform minor office procedures
  • Coach, mentor and train other healthcare professionals in the specialty and actively participate in making improvements to patient care

Relevant Interests & Skills

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

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

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.