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.
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
Becoming a Direct Commission 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.