Age Limit for Navy & Air Force Nurses - page 3
Can someone please tell the age limit for nurses in the navy and air force? I turn 41 in a couple of days here. Thanks, Kevin... Read More
May 14, '11I am going in as a nurse practitioner to the Air Force and will be 43 in a couple of weeks. The age waiver was not a problem. Of course, I had to pass the medical exam and meet the requirements.
May 15, '11For AF, over 40 required more medical tests. You must be able to retire before age 68. Between 42 and 48, there is a possibility you will require an age waiver depending on your circumstances. Entry requirements change every year according to availability.
Jun 17, '11I have always been interested in the AF. Circumstances have prevented me from joining. I am a single parent and until now I have been unable to join due to the fact that I have 2 children. I now only have one that I take care of because my son graduated high school and has moved out. I live in Florida and am hoping to be able to stay near the base that is only about 30 miles from me. It is on the water.
Jun 17, '11Quote from Chesnee10It took them 14 months, and a friend 20 months to get processed into the Air National Guard (earlier this year). Get going... And by the way I know the Air Force, for nurses, to be 47. I was 44 when I applied and 46 when I entered.I am in the process of applying for the Navy Nurse Corp. I am 39 and they told me the age limit was 42 but they would subtract my prior sevice years from my age. I hope it all goes through. I cant wait to be a military nurse.
Any suggestions on whether or not to stay on top of my recruiter or would it be better to let him take his time?
Jul 5, '11Quote from OHSUBSN05I tried to contact recruiter in my area... No luck! I just leave messages..... talked to the Air Force recruiter today and she told me 47. I have plenty of time. LOL. ......
About age limit. I looked online and I found this:
"What is the cut-off age for joining the Air Force?
Non-prior service applicants must be in Basic Military Training before their 28th birthday. Officer Training School applicants must be commissioned prior to their 35th birthday. Physician, Nurse and Allied Health applicants must be in Commissioned Officer Training before their 40th birthday. Prior service applicant age limitations may differ from what is stated above. Prior service applicants should contact their local recruiter for age cut-offs." from http://www.military.com/Recruiting/C..._usaf,,00.html
It made me upset, as I just turned 41. Am I really too old?!
Jul 6, '11
Jul 6, '11I came in at 42. The rules are different for RN's than other areas. You actually have up to 47 with waivers. Problem is the competition for few slots is fierce.
Jul 6, '11Quote from OHSUBSN05Thank you, OHSUBSN05, for reply! Yes, I see the age limit of 48. I just do not understand: when I was filling out their form "Join us" on the same website (with relation to medical professionals) I got automatic reply "Sorry...bla-bla-bla... but you are too old". I guess, I just need keep trying to contact recruiter.
Jul 6, '11Quote from midinphxCan you tell me more about your two statements, please?..... The rules are different for RN's than other areas. ...... Problem is the competition for few slots is fierce.
Jul 6, '11An air force nursing recruiter called me today. He said, now the cut off age is 42! It means before I turn 42 I have to be enrolled into active duty. At this time AF does not offer any kind of wavers for the age over 42 as they have plenty of younger nurses. Also, even before age of 42 y.o. there will be a competition among applicants, and the chances are the younger nurses will be selected.
I am going to have a meeting with him in person in August. Will see what happen. Although it does not sound too good right now.
Jul 7, '11Is the 42 age limit for AF a recent change, I thought it was 47 for both AF and Army as well. I am turning 43 this week and considering joining AF as well, but have almost 6 years active duty as an Army Nurse. Any idea if I would need a waiver since I would be able to complete 20 years well before I reach age 62?
Jul 8, '11Quote from oahufishI only can repeat what nursing recruiter in Denver area said. He was very straight forward: no waivers will be offered for folks over age of 42. He said, AF has plenty of people as of right now..... I am turning 43 this week and considering joining AF as well, ...... Any idea if I would need a waiver since I would be able to complete 20 years well before I reach age 62? Aloha
Jul 9, '11Hey guys, I wrote my recruiter who specializes in the AF Nurse Corps out of Los Angeles.
I told her I had heard that there was a halt on age waivers and that I did not realize the process was so
long. I graduate in Aug with my Masters and this is what she had to say:
Things are very competitive right now and that may be an understatement. An
application is taking from 6-12 months to complete at this time and if you
graduate in 2012, you may be looking at a 2013 COT date. Don't worry about
the age because the cutoff is 46 yrs at this time. Not sure where you got
42. But if your ultimate goal is to join the Air Force, I would suggest you
get the ball rolling because nothing is guaranteed and you can't predict the
road blocks you may encounter.
I attached the application so send it back to me once it is 100% complete
and I will make you and initial appointment at the office in Los Angeles.
So do the recruiters get different information?