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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Overview: Nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners are categorized as Privileged Advanced Practice Nurses. They provide professional nursing care with a scope of practice defined by federal or state agencies for their specialty. They have or are actively studying for an advanced degree in their nursing specialties and practice with a high degree of autonomy.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Provide comprehensive and specialty nursing care 
  • Render direct patient care, including comprehensive health assessment, differential diagnosis and prescribing treatment 
  • Involve the patient, family and community in setting realistic goals to achieve desired outcomes


  • A master’s or doctoral degree in the suffixed specialty from an accredited program with specialty board certification; or
  • For award of AFSC 46Y1A/B/C/G/H/M/P, full time enrollment in an AFIT-funded or Health Profession’s Scholarship Program graduate level accredited program; or
  • For non-AFIT and non-HPSP trained APRNs, award of AFSCs 46Y1A/B/C/G/H/M/P, must be approved by the Nurse Corps Development Team. Approval will be accomplished at the AFRC Command Nurse level.

A. Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner 
B. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
C. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 
F. Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner 
G. Certified Nurse Midwife
H. Family Nurse Practitioner 
M. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist 
P. Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practioner

  • Approval by the Chief Nurse
  • For entry and award of AFSC 46Y1F (Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner) must be a fully qualified Family Nurse Practitioner (AFSC 46Y3H) with at least 24 months experience in a primary care setting, selected to an Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner position, and completion of the aerospace medicine primary course IAW AFI 48-149, Flight and Operational Medicine Program (FOMP) as outlined in Initial Qualification Training (IQT).


  • For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Officer Training School Abbreviated. This five-week course at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life, your role as an officer and military healthcare.