Registered Nurse (Adult)

RAF Nurses, Regular and Reserve provide the highest standards of patient care in a variety of clinical surroundings.

The RAF Medical Reserve recruits Nurses from a wide range of clinical specialities. If you work in any of the following clinical areas: Primary Health Care, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Burns and Plastics, acute general Medical and Surgical wards and Mental Health we would like to hear from you. If successful in selection, you will be working within a highly motivated team of nurses and part of a wider multidisciplinary clinical team. As a nurse you could deploy on Operations sometimes in austere and challenging conditions.


As a Registered Nurse Adult (RN(A)), within the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service (PMRAFNS) having completed the Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) at RAF Halton, you will be assigned to work within one of the Joint Hospital Groups (JHGs) or alternatively the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM). These hospitals are collectively known as secondary healthcare and you will be required to undertake at least one tour of duty (24 – 36 months) to consolidate the skills and knowledge obtained during your undergraduate training, also gaining Service specific training as required for your deployed role.

You’ll contribute to delivering cutting edge military medicine and learn to adapt your practice to deliver nursing care in a wide range of challenging settings. As a nurse there may also be the opportunity to undertake Aeromedical Evacuation training to ensure you’ll be able to operate in the clinically challenging environment of flying at altitude.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Aeromedical Evacuation – transferring patients by air (fixed/rotary wing aircraft)
  • Be treated, trained and supported as a professional. Fully supported clinical rotation programme for newly qualified nurses. Options to undertake post-registration specialist courses
  •  Provide Primary & Secondary healthcare
  •  Regular Service Start pay equivalent to NHS Band 7

Applicants Must:

  • Be aged 21 – 47 (Must begin basic training before 48th birthday)
  • Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on Part 1 of the register. However, candidates may apply in their final year of Registered Nurse training – up to 12 months before Registered Nurse qualification and whilst waiting for Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration.
  •  Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth
  •  Commit to minimum 12 years service
  •  Meet the health and fitness criteria
  •  Pass a Fitness test – Details below

You could be eligible for a Golden Hello of £30,000 if you meet certain criteria. This will be discussed at your Nursing presentation.


  • Minimum Average Pay Over Your First Year£17,000++ Benefits
  • Initial Pay After Training£31,759+ Benefits

For more information about the role and details of our application process, visit the RAF Recruitment website.