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Flight Nurse

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.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • 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 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 no not have a BSN are not eligible for accession unless they also have post-baccalaureate (masters or doctorate) degree in nursing that is also nationally accredited and recognized by the US Department of Education
  • A valid and current license to practice nursing from a state, U.S. territory or the District of Columbia
  • Unrestricted practice (excludes temporary restrictions) IAW AFI 44-119
  • Physical qualification for flying duty according to AFI 48-123
  • For entry into 46F1 training, approval by the Chief Nurse in mandatory


  • 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.