MENTAL HEALTH NURSE
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.
- 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 field
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing from a school accredited by the NLN or CCNE
- 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 Officer Training School course
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 47
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How 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.
OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL
MILITARY TRAINING LOCATION
Maxwell AFB AL