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Clinical Nurse

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.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • 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 an accredited baccalaureate degree in nursing or awarded a post-baccalaureate (masters or doctorate) degree in nursing.  The basic nursing program and graduate degree in nursing must be nationally accredited.
  • Unrestricted practice (excludes temporary restrictions)IAW AFI 44-119
  • Award of Qualified status requires a minimum of 12 months AF or civilian experience as a registered nurse
  • Award of an AFSC specialty E/Critical Care, F/Neonatal Intensive Care, G/Obstretical or J/Emergency-Trauma requires a minimum of 6 months in the respective clinical specialty


  • 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.