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Psychiatric Mental Health 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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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Career Description

Today's Airmen face some unique stresses and mental challenges. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), you'll help them face and overcome these while you gain valuable experience unavailable in civilian practice. And since you'll enter the Air Force as an Officer, you'll have the immediate respect of both your peers and your patients.

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Career Tasks

  • Provide comprehensive psychiatric mental healthcare to the adult military population, their family members and retirees between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Interface and collaborate with other professionals to ensure appropriate and coordinated multidisciplinary patient evaluation and treatment
  • Function independently and in collaboration with credentialed health providers
  • Serve as a role model and consultant to staff in the provision of psychiatric care, education and research

Relevant Interests & Skills

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

  • Health and Medicine
  • 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.