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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


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


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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Career Description

A crucial part of supporting Airmen is helping care for their families, which helps them to focus on their mission. As an Air Force Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, your dedication and expertise will provide the necessary peace of mind our Airmen need. Plus you'll work with top-notch staff as an Officer, which means you'll have the respect of your patients and your peers alike.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Provide primary healthcare to pediatric clients
  • Provide medical assessment, treatment, education, health promotion and prevention to individuals, families and the community
  • Practice independently and collaboratively with physicians, providing comprehensive healthcare for well and sick children
  • Be a member of the pediatric healthcare team, caring for neonates, infants, children and adolescents up to 21 years of age

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.