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Nursing Administrator

Overview: Planning, organizing and supervising nursing care activities in hospitals and other medical treatment facilities is the responsibility of Nurse Administrators. This is a staff level position and these officers directly advise commanders relative to nursing matters.

Position:  Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Direct nursing service activities 
  • Evaluate, qualify and maintain functional control of nursing officers, civilian nurses and ancillary nursing personnel 
  • Provide staff development programs for all levels of nursing personnel 
  • Serve as advisor to commanders, Surgeon General or command surgeon on nursing matters


  • 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.
  • A Master's degree in nursing or related specialty from an accredited educational program approved by the AF/SG is preferred
  • Unrestricted license to practice (excludes temporary restrictions) IAW AFI 44-119
  • A minimum of 10 years nursing experience which has provided opportunities to refine competencies in nursing practice and to apply leadership principles


  • 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.