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Critical Care Nurse- United States Air Force

348th Recruiting Squadron - Air Force Health Professions

Last Updated: 12/04/23

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Critical Care Nurse Job Description

  • Manage complex critically ill and injured adults and children
  • Operate state-of-the-art equipment on the ground and in the air to assist those who are critically injured
  • Supervise and manage nursing activities in first-class facilities worldwide
  • Optimal care for the seriously ill

When Airmen or their families are suffering from severe medical conditions or injuries, it’s imperative they get comprehensive care. Responsible for executing complex, intensive nursing care, Critical Care Nurses provide the immediate treatment needed in severe situations. An important position wherever they’re located, the quick and expert actions of these skilled nurses can make the difference when it comes to saving a person’s life.


MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing from a school accredited by the NLN or CCNE

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing is mandatory
  • Minimum of 12 months full-time nursing practice
  • Encouraged to have six of those months practicing in the Critical Care Nurse specialty (ICU)
  • Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 47

It’s hard to match the perks you receive as an Air Force nurse. In addition to a competitive salary with regular promotions and pay increases, you’ll enjoy these benefits:

  • 30 days of vacation with pay each year
  • Comprehensive medical and dental care
  • Tax-free allowances for housing and food
  • Thrift Savings Plan similar to a 401(k)
  • Excellent retirement benefits after 20 years of service

I would like to invite you to explore this unique opportunity and discover how you can go from serving your community to serving your country worldwide. If you are up for the challenge, please respond to this post.

Thank you!


Jessica L. Miller, TSgt, USAF
Officer Talent Acquisition

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