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Overview: Aeromedical Evacuation teams transport critically ill or injured service members to military hospitals. Flight Nurses are key members of these teams, whose primary workspace is the cabin or cargo bay of an aircraft that has been transformed into an emergency medical care facility.
- Provide inflight management and nursing care for patients from originating location to destination facility
- Supervise enplaning, securing and deplaning of patients
- Act as liaison between medical and operational aircrews and support personnel
- Provide emergency care and treatment in the absence of a physician
- 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.
- Completion of an AF/SG1N-approved course is mandatory
- Unrestricted license to practice (excludes temporary restrictions) IAW AFI 44-119
- Physical qualification for flying duty
- 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.