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Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner


Minimum Education Requirement:
master's degree in nursing (MSN). Degree must be in the women's healthcare specialty area.


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Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner

Career Description

Between female Airmen, spouses and daughters, the Air Force family has thousands of women around the world who need the specialized care of Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioners. As part of the Air Force, you'll be a respected member of the healthcare team not only for your unique set of skills, but also because you're an officer.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Work as an advanced practice medical surgical nurse in the ambulatory care setting
  • Provide primary healthcare to both obstetric and gynecologic patients from menarche through their life cycle
  • Obtain medical histories, perform physical exams and establish medical diagnoses; order and interpret diagnostic studies; initiate appropriate treatment, including drug therapy, within privileged scope of care
  • Perform comprehensive family planning counseling, cancer screening, STI care and procedures (if credentialed to do so, such as IUD insertion, colposcopy and biopsies of the vulva, vagina, cervix and endometrium)
  • Practice ranges from solo practice in a clinic to group practice in a medical center

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.