I'm considering going into the nursing field and I wanted to know if anyone could tell me the fastest way to get to flight nursing. I'm a career-changer (optometry school + being an adrenaline junkie = bored and unsatisfied!
; I didn't figure out I was an adrenaline junkie UNTIL I got into optometry school...ooppss
) and I'm just ready to start working!
I have a B.S. in Bio so I'm assuming I can enroll in an accelerated 1yr BSN program but then what? I browsed through a couple of threads and noticed you needed 3-5 yrs of critical care/ED experience...is that it? A 1yr BSN program + 3-5 yrs in the critical care then I'm on my way to being a flight nurse??
**Also, what's the lifestyle of a critical care nurse? (i.e. # of hrs/wk and salary...for a new grad?) What are the disadvantages of being a critical care nurse? I've read a lot of threads regarding "unhappiness in the field of nursing" so I'm just a tad curious.
Thanks in advance!
*One more thing, I get bored REALLY, REALLY easy and I could see myself getting bored if I have the same patient over and over again day after day. That's why I'm excited about flight nursing; adrenaline + different situations + constant new people/patients. I read that you're assigned 5-9 patients as a nurse, depending on where you work. Is there a way I can get around that? Maybe go into a different nursing field? Probably not huh? lol