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Overview: Nursing is a highly coordinated activity with the goal of providing optimal care to each patient within the framework of serving a large patient population. Organization and communication are key skills of Clinical Nurses who manage nursing activities, including staffing, supervision, patient advocacy and family education.
- Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for DoD beneficiaries
- Identify expected health outcomes and set realistic goals with patients and families
- Document nursing actions and activities
- Provide adequate staffing and supervision
- Must be a graduate of a baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Registered nurses who are graduates of an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and do not have a BSN are not eligible for accession unless they also have a post-baccalaureate (master or doctorate) degree in nursing that is also nationally accredited and recognized by the US Department of Education https://www.ed.gov/accreditation.
- Unrestricted practice (excludes temporary restrictions) IAW AFI 44-119
- For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This 5 week course at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life, your role as an officer and military healthcare.