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Air Force Nursing


Hi all!

I have been looking at getting into the Navy as a nurse for a while now, but I'm still waiting to finish my RN to BSN. Seeing as how difficult it is to get into any branch right now as a nurse, I thought it would be a good idea to also get information about becoming an Air Force nurse.

Does the Air Force have programs for commissioning as an officer similar to the ones the Navy has (NCP, DA, HPSP)?

My ultimate goal is to be an a PMHNP, but I realize that will take additional years of schooling and I want in the service ASAP.

Thanks in advance!

jfratian, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 9 years experience.

Yes, the Air Force still takes a limited number of new grads. I think there is a new GPA requirement (I think 3.4 but not sure) too; you really can't be competitive anymore without a high GPA.

Just so you're aware, the Air Force doesn't allow you to start applying for that AFIT (go back to school full-time on active duty) program unless you've been in 2 years (so closer to 3 years by the time you start).