Mental Health Nurse
Work with individuals, families, groups and communities to assess mental health needs
Develop diagnoses and plans to then implement and evaluate nursing care
Monitor patients undergoing detoxification from alcohol or drugs and assist in planning and providing comprehensive mental health services and support
Conduct and use nursing research to improve healthcare delivery
Manage inpatient care units, provide case management and work with members in the fieldCareer Tasks
Care for the stresses we can’t see.
Today’s Airmen face undeniable stresses and unique challenges in the line of duty. Our Mental Health Nurses play a crucial role in helping diagnose and aid in their continued all-over health. Providing safe and effective treatment alongside the mental health care team, they help promote and foster positive environments as they aid in maintaining the continued health of Airmen around the world.46PXmental healthcare,mental healthcare,mental healthcare,mental healthcare,mental healthcare,mental healthcare,mental healthcare
Qualifications SummaryMinimum EducationBachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing from a school accredited by the NLN or CCNEQualifications
- Knowledge of mental health nursing process, individual/family dynamics in health and during illness
- Minimum of six months in mental health nursing, including individual and group therapy
- Civilian mental health nursing experience is creditable.
- Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 47
Training & EducationHow do we transform you from the civilian sector to a leader and an Officer in the Air Force? From education to continued training, your Air Force path is here.
Commissioned Officer Training
Military Training Location
Maxwell AFB AL
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