My name is TSgt Curtis Joiner I am the local nurse recruiter and would like to share some information about being a nurse in the United States Air Force. The Air Force is currently seeking nurses who want a better way of life. We have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Our nurses work with some of the world?s top physicians, use state-of-the art equipment and can change jobs or locations without losing their seniority. Plus they work hours that offer more free time to pursue education or personal interests? off-duty. The Air Force has 3 different nurse programs:
Program #1: Nurse Transition Program (NTP), to qualify for this program applicants need to be within 1 year of completing their BSN with a GPA of 3.5 or Higher. This is also for those already with their BSN and have 6 months or less full time RN experience in an acute care setting. The NTP helps nurses who are in the early stages of their career. In this self-paced,12- week program, you work directly with a preceptor and focus on team leadership, clinical skills, decision making and critical thinking. This program is designed to provide new BSN graduates with a training tract, easing their adjustment into military medicine and
the full responsibilities of an experienced RN.You may work Medical-Surgical (46N1), or Perinatal (46N1G). By the end of the program, you will have a solid working foundation to build an Air Force career. Senior nursing students and those who have recently graduated from college can apply for the NTP.
Program #2: Fully Qualified (FQ), to qualify for this program you will need to already have your BSN or higher and have at least 1 (preferred 2 years) or more years’ experience as a full time RN (6 months as Nurse Practioner) in an acute care setting. There is no GPA requirement for this program and you would apply for a position based on experience you have within the past 3 years.
Program #3: Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP) to qualify, you to have at least 6 months of full time RN experience, you will need to be accepted into a BSN to DNP or a CRNA program at an accredited university for an area we cover. There is no GPA requirement and you will have everything that is required for you to complete your program paid for as well as a monthly stipend of $2,229.30 a month. After completing your DNP, you will come into the Air Force as an Active duty Officer for a 3 year commitment as that Nurse Practitioner you went to school for.
Air Force Nurses maintain professional growth and development through leadership experiences, training and continued education not normally found in the civilian world. The Air Force also offers up to 100-percent tuition assistance for off-duty education.
Air Force Nurses not only enjoy an excellent starting salary but also receive great benefits that include increased pay with promotion, 30 days of vacation with pay each year, comprehensive health and dental care, low-cost life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, tax-free housing and food allowances, tax-free shopping at on-base grocery and department stores, worldwide travel opportunities and more.
If you have any specific questions, please just ask. I have also attached a pre-qualification form, please fill it out and return to me so I can see if you are tentatively qualified for the Air Force.
-Good Moral Character
-18-48 yrs of age
-Be in good health and meet Air Force height and weight requirements -Have or be within 1 year of BSN and have or about to attain RN license
Hope to hear from you soon.
TSgt Curtis J. Joiner
U.S. Air Force
Health Professions Recruiter
1600 Parkwood Cir SE Ste. 345
Atlanta, GA 30339
Office: (770) 432-1872
Cell: (770) 295-9647
Fax: (770) 432-1431
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