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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 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’s degree in nursing (ADN) and do not have a BSN are not eligible for accession unless they also have a post-baccalaureate (masters or doctorate) degree in nursing that is also nationally accredited and recognized by the US Department of Education
  • Unrestricted license to practice (excludes temporary restrictions) 
  • A minimum of 10 years nursing experience which has provided opportunities to refine competencies in nursing practice and to apply leadership principles
  • Approval by the Chief Nurse
  • Minimum grade of Major


  • 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.