Continuing Education in the Air Force

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    Hi, I want to join the AirForce, but I had some questions regarding continuing education. If I enter as a new grad into the Nurse Transition Program, how long will it take for me to be able to continue my education. I want to be a family nurse practitioner. Does the AirForce tell me when I am allowed to go back to school, or can I decide when I want to go? And will I be able to go to school while I work as a nurse for the AirForce?
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    Assuming officers abide by the same rules as us enlisted folk; I'd assume that as long as your training is under control and/or finished with NTP, you may continue your education. For enlisted, we have to finished on the job training, which usually is a year or whenever your CDC's are done. After that you may start taking classes. We have to get commander's approval if we want to start school before our training is done. Most of the time it is denied just for the fact that mandatory AF training comes first.
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    Hi, I want to join the AirForce, but I had some questions regarding continuing education. If I enter as a new grad into the Nurse Transition Program, how long will it take for me to be able to continue my education. I want to be a family nurse practitioner. Does the AirForce tell me when I am allowed to go back to school, or can I decide when I want to go? And will I be able to go to school while I work as a nurse for the AirForce?
    You can go back to school as soon as you want as a commissioned officer. You will have to wait to get to your permanent duty station if you want to use tuition assistance, but other than that you can start at anytime. We do not follow the same rules as enlisted members as far as going back to school.


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