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FNP with hopes of joining the airforce

by TbFNP TbFNP (New) New Expert Nurse

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. Has 16 years experience.

Hello everyone. I have been a nurse for 15 years. I practiced in my home country initially then migrated to the US. I have 10 years of RN experience in the US. For the last year I have been working as a FNP. I am interested in joining the USAF but I have some questions and calling the recruiter is seems almost impossible. My questions are:

1. Will my RN experience be taken into consideration in determining rank and pay seeing that I have only 1 year of FNP experience (2 by the time I would start) or am I gonna start lower based on my FNP experience alone?

2. Does a FNP in the AF lead a typical 8-5 job - I have kids and a spouse who is a travel nurse so I will be alone with them at times.

3. How good are they with family emergencies, say, I get called because my kid is sick at school, can I leave to tend to that or their needs come before an ill child?

4. How likely will a FNP be deployed oversees and can I bring my family?

Kindly shed some light on these questions for me. Thanks in advance.