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Obstetric 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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Obstetric Nurse

Career Description

Because almost 25 percent of Airmen are women, the Air Force needs skilled Obstetric Nurses to assist OB/GYNs around the world and care for female Airmen and families of all our service members. In the Air Force, you'll have the opportunity to further your training and experience, as well as enter the service as an officer, meaning you'll have the immediate respect of your colleagues and patients.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Assess, plan, implement, supervise and evaluate quality care given to obstetrical/neonatal patients and families
  • Depending on the unit assigned, you may care for high-risk OB patients, level II nursery patients, circulate for cesarean sections or add medical-surgical patients to your OB duties on a single unit inpatient care ward.
  • Work with certified midwives, physicians, neonatologists, pediatricians, medical surgical nurse specialists and others to provide management of acute and chronic illnesses as well as low-risk obstetrical care

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.