^This is actually a law the USAF, USA, and USN follow. CNAs, LVNs, and ASN/ADN-prepared RNs unfortunately do not count. Nurses in the military are bachelor's prepared commissioned officers. To even apply for a commissioning as a nurse in the military services you must complete an approved BSN program and pass NCLEX. You must also be a U.S. citizen, pass physical examinations, pass security background investigations, and be highly recommended to serve as a commissioned officer (as you will be appointed by the POTUS). It's not just a matter of wearing a uniform as a nurse. You will almost immediately be placed in a position of leadership and be expected to lead enlisted men and women and (later on) nurses junior to you. You are expected to be a role model, take care of them, and teach them about nursing, professionalism, life, etc.