Age Limit for Navy & Air Force Nurses - page 2

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

  1. by   Itshamrtym
    Quote from cakram
    That's not true if you are going in the Navy as a Nurse they can waive your age up to 51 years old.
    Can you please explain your statement? "Confused"... thanks a lot
  2. by   jyoung3197
    I am a pediatric nurse practitioner. I am curious as to the age requirements to join the military. I am 45 is this possible? Have any others done this? What do you advise?
  3. by   midinphx
    45 is well qualified. The age won't stop you.
    Paperwork takes a long time. Don't waste any. Get a healthcare recruiter in your area and get to work. Good luck.
  4. by   just_cause
    contact navy healthcare recruiter and start pursuing it. your other post you said you'd been wanting to join for a long time... advice is to actively do it and not wait any longer. post your feedback from them and good luck!
  5. by   jyoung3197
    Thank you for your reply. I am so excited. As for wanting to do it for a long time, life, family and kids consumed my drived to persue the military path. Now they are doing their thing. My daughter who is 21 joined the airforce in Nov 09 and I am so proud of her, she loves it! She is a medic. I just realized seeing her so fullfilled and happy, that I pushed this dream back so that I could be mom, wife, and what ever other role that needed to be filled. Now my husband is very supportive and I am ready. I will post my steps as I move forward with this. Thank you.
  6. by   IVyPush-her
    Just got off the phone with a recruiter. He said the Navy won't offer me a waiver. I will be 42 in a month and can't be commissioned before that. He offered the reserves. He said at this time they are not offering waivers for nursing. How sad is that? I have a great resume and great nursing experience in the OR. He said maybe at a later time they might offer waivers, it all depends on their needs.
  7. by   cakram
    Did you talk to a nurse healthcare recruiter, not just a regular recruiter? Because recruiter do not know the requirements. Also call the airforce and army. If you have your BSN, you should be able to get a wavier. The age is 47 in the airforce not 42. Do not give up, keep pushing. I know people who went in that was older than 42. I am 47 and they told me that I can come back in before my 48th birthday. Why are they telling me one thing but you another. Make sure you talk to someone that recruit only nurses. If they let you get in the reverse as a nurse take it, and ask to be place on active duty once in.
    Last edit by cakram on May 5, '11 : Reason: Grammer
  8. by   IVyPush-her
    I had my heart set on the Navy. I believe it was an Officer recruiter that specializes in this field. I was referred to him by another recruiter. So, I talked to the Air Force recruiter today and she told me 47. I have plenty of time. LOL. She also told me that I should finish grad school to come in at a higher rank. That works for me. Never ever considered the AF. Bummer part is AF doesnt have bases near water. Oh well I guess you cant have it all. She also told me that I would be at one location the entire 3 years. I guess that is good if that is one of the places that I choose. Would love to go overseas but I guess its not too common.
  9. by   cakram
    Glad thinks worked out for you. Glade you did your research. If I were you I would join the Air Force now and complete grad school while I am in the service. You never know they may lower the age, then you will not be able to get in. Good Luck.
  10. by   Happycamper74
    [ Bummer part is AF doesnt have bases near water. Oh well I guess you cant have it all.]

    I think you should do a little more research on the A.F.. About 1/3 of U.S.A.F. bases are on the water.
  11. by   IVyPush-her
    Really? Ok I will look some more. The recruiter was the one that told me that. Most of the people that I have been talking to have said that the AF would be better. They gave many reasons too.
  12. by   oaktown2
    OHSUBSN05 - I would love to hear what they were saying. I am currently looking at the Navy, but have also wondered about the AF. Feel free to send me a message if you would rather. Thanks!
  13. by   readynow
    Actually, I'd love to know, too, and so others probably would, as well, so would you mind posting what you learn about age limits from the recruiter on this board, please-oh-please? Thanks!