Flight Nursing - page 2
Do we have any flight nurses in here? I would like to know how you can become one. Somebody told me you need to be a paramedic and a RN to be a flight nurse, is that true? Do I need ER experience or... Read More
Mar 11, '08 by nyc82Quote from suzanne4I am moving this thread to the Flight Nurse Forum, and yes, you need to have ER experience, as well as trauma experience and many alphabet letters after your name. Most also have ICU experience, as well.
Most companies are requiring five years of experience.
I have recently joined a flight care team. I have 20 plus years experience in Nursing primarily ER some ICU and a good foundation in Med Surg And Management. When I tell you that flight nursing is proving to be the most challenging of my carreer it is no exaggeration. My suggestion is to perfect yourself with ICU an NICU, gather some ER experience and then move on to Flight CAre.
Mar 14, '08 by NecosMomI recently became a flight nurse. I've been a nurse for 12 years and this is a job that I never thought I would have been able to get. Not because I dont have the experience, but because its a job thats held in high esteem and because someone either had to die or retire and you had to know someone in the biz to be even considered. I can honestly say that this is the COOLEST nursing job I've have ever had and that I hope I will be here for a long time to come. I hope this helps you. Flight nursing is an obtainable job, cause here I am, loveing the hell out of it!!!!! Good Luck!!!!