Hi, I'm a newly licensed RN in MA. Before I went to nursing school
I got my EMT-B certification, although I never worked as an EMT. Now my EMT cert is up for renewal and unfortunately I haven't done any of my required continuing education (28 hours + 24 hour EMT-B refresher course). Stupid, I know.
I'm trying to figure out if I should go ahead and cram the ConEd into the next couple months, really the next couple weeks since I start my new RN job orientation at the end of the month. I'd probably have to do the refresher course on the weekends while I'm doing my RN orientation M-F.
How useful is it to keep up the EMT-B cert as an RN? I am planning on moving to the ER after a couple years, would it help me there? I know it would take more time to get the cert again in the future, but I could probably also get it paid for by a future employer, whereas right now I'd have to pay all my ConEd costs out of pocket. Any advice/information you could give would be greatly appreciated!