YOUR FIRST TOUR
You will progress to Birmingham City University (BCU) to complete the 3 year BSc (Hons) degree in Adult Nursing. On completion you will be posted to your first unit in the rank of Acting Corporal. On completion of the Junior Management and Leadership Course and Trade Management Training you will be eligible for promotion to the rank of Corporal. Further promotion to the rank of Sergeant and beyond is by competitive selection.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS AND PROGRESSION:
You will initially join the RAF on a 12 year Notice Engagement. On completion of Student Nurse Training you will be subject to 3 years Return of Service (ROS). You can apply to leave at the end of your ROS but this is subject to 6 – 12 months minimum waiting time. You do have the option to leave at the end of your ROS providing you have given 18 months’ notice of your intent to leave. Pay, pension and Service beyond the initial engagement (up to a maximum of age 60 years) are linked to your performance and rank progression.
PMRAFNS prides itself on equipping you with the necessary skills to operate to the highest level in your peacetime and operational role; You will be prepared fully for your Operational role with a planned Pre-Deployment Training package.
Once qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) and having completed 24 months appropriate clinical practice you may apply to Commission as a Nursing Officer.
In addition to the leadership and management training that threads throughout your career, you may undertake professional nursing courses and study days. These courses are fully accredited, fully transferable and recognised by the NHS.