Flight Nurse


: $73,180.00 - $97,930.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing

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Flight Nurse
U.S. Air Force

Position Summary
When injured Airmen need to be transported, medical care can't stop mid-flight. As a senior member of aeromedical evacuation teams, it's the responsibility of Air Force Flight Nurses to provide them with lifesaving emergency and prehospital care. From planning a mission to final deplaning, the comfort and safety of the transported patients are in their highly trained and capable hands.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide essential care ranging from injury prevention and disease to birth and death.
  • Treat patients of all ages for a variety of illnesses and injuries.
  • Use assessment skills during contingency operations to save life and limb.


The Air Force benefits package is unparalleled in the civilian world. Benefits include:

  • 30 days of vacation with pay each year
  • Outstanding healthcare coverage for you and your family
  • Food and housing assistance
  • Generous retirement program
  • Continuing medical education opportunities
  • Free or low-cost world travel opportunities

This is an active-duty position as an Air Force officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a school accredited by the BSN program
  • Possess a valid U.S. or U.S. territory registered nurse license
  • Minimum one year of clinical experience in acute care nursing
  • Successfully complete a flying class medical examination and understand the principles of drug therapy and the effects of altitude
  • Be accepted by the medical unit commander and Air Force Reserve Surgeon General
  • Completion of eight-week Officer Training School
  • Must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 18 and 47
  • Must be willing to relocate

About the Air Force

The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space, and cyberspace. We live by three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. The Air Force offers hundreds of careers from healthcare to engineering in order to serve the American people and provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation.

Associated topics: care, ccu, hospice, infusion, intensive care unit, psychiatric, recovery, surgery, tcu, unit * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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