I live in Austin, Texas. I'm a 3rd semester ADN student with about 7 months to go until my RN. I'm also about 2 months out from completing an EMT-B program. Originally when I was choosing my path I was interested in becoming a paramedic. Someone convinced me that I should go for my RN instead. At this point in my education, i have been fascinated with ER work because I felt that it was the closest to what paramedics would be dealing with. From everyone that I have networked with, or just had a chance to ask questions about flight nursing, it seems that most people say that an ICU nurse has a better transition into Flight/Transport nursing than an ER nurse.
WHAT SAY YOU! ??
I talked to a flight nurse this week and she told me that in our area we have CC ambulances that roll out with an RN and a EMT-P. Should i can my ideations of ER nursing and go straight for ICU?
In my area it seems that ER's seldom hire GN's, but ICUs will. Opinions welcome! thanks in advance!