I have been an ER nurse for two years. I am currently on a travel assignment in the US virgin Islands. After this, or as soon as my experience will let I would love to start doing some flight nursing. After this assignment I will be living in an area that is two hours from New Orleans and about three hours from Houston. To start I am not picky on what I do. It can be scheduled fixed wing BlS type stuff or it can be critical care prehospital stuff. What are my options. My two thoughts are:
1. Work for a rural area where I would do some sort of shift work? This would potentially allow me to drive or fly back and forth. Anyone know of anything like this? I heard of a company who did NiCU flights across country. They worked
Something like three days on and five off. They could live anywhere as long as it was near a major airport. NICU isn't my specialty but this type of thing is what I am looking for.
2. Or something that would allow me to fly to assignments when they are scheduled. Example: Pop broke his hip in France... Can you pick him up in three days? Then I could just fly to wherever the plane is and go From there.