ACNP in the military

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by firemedic12 firemedic12, BSN, RN, EMT-P Member

Specializes in Critical Care, ER, Cath lab. Has 6 years experience.

Recently I've read a position statement about the military adopting Acute Care NPs. I've seen where Air NG has a specialty code for them but none of the other branches do. Does anyone currently serving know of any plans to utilize AGACNPs or ENPs?

jfratian

jfratian, MSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Critical Care. Has 10 years experience. 1,514 Posts

I can't speak to the Air Guard specifically, but the active duty Air Force certainly uses Acute Care NPs in the inpatient setting. I've seen them function sort of like hospitalists. I have heard of them functioning as adjuncts to intensivitists, but I've not seen it myself. I have yet to see or hear of them being used in the ER.

jfratian

jfratian, MSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Critical Care. Has 10 years experience. 1,514 Posts

I would say that it's a fairly new role. Base locations are limited. Degree of actual day-to-day autonomy varies.

gptgrl

gptgrl

Has 10 years experience. 78 Posts

I actually applied to AFIT for the AG-ACNP role. I am anxiously awaiting the results. The Air Force had 4 ACNP slots for AFIT this year. Bases are limited. I was hoping it would expand choices, but, if I become an ACNP, I will have 6 bases to choose from. During my interview, I can't remember if I was told they currently have 12 ACNP's or will after these 4 slots.