Help please info needed for flight nursing

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    Hey all. I have a group project due on Wed over flight nursing and we(my group) are having trouble finding info on this particular specialty.
    Some answers we need are.

    Job availability?
    Job responsibility
    Job growth/potential
    Expected salary
    Pros/Cons
    How the role of flight nurse fits in todays Health Care System?
    How/What a Flight Nurse does to provide, coordinate, & be a member of a profession?

    Any info you guys have would be great. THank you
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    Quote from cindermelly
    hey all. i have a group project due on wed over flight nursing and we(my group) are having trouble finding info on this particular specialty.
    some answers we need are.

    job availability?there are plenty of jobs but be willing to relocate.
    job responsibilitybesides providing critical care fn's are also crew members... if not find another program.
    job growth/potentialclinically the only next step is an educator role or medical manager... otherwise mgt..
    expected salary
    pros/conssee other postings
    how the role of flight nurse fits in todays health care system?advanced response of critical care services..
    how/what a flight nurse does to provide, coordinate, & be a member of a profession?

    any info you guys have would be great. thank you
    hope this helps...

    flightweb.com
    airmethods.com
    Last edit by Rio on Dec 13, '06 : Reason: forgot
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    Quote from Rio
    hope this helps...

    flightweb.com
    airmethods.com
    check out www.astna.org

    site for National Flight Nurses Association/Air & Surface Transportation Nurses Association

    check the FAQ's
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    Job availability? very few, lots of people want to be flight nurses.
    Job responsibility providing care in a very small enviroment with minimal back up, just you and your partner on the aircraft.
    Job growth/potential Limited.
    Expected salary 45-75,000/year
    Pros/Cons Pro...you get to provide high quality care to very sick patients/ cons...you work in a very stressful enviroment that requires people to expect perfection out of you in every situation.
    How the role of flight nurse fits in todays Health Care System? We provide critical care transport for patients that time is of the utmost importance.
    How/What a Flight Nurse does to provide, coordinate, & be a member of a profession? Maintains certifications, constantly working in education.


    I enjoy flight nursing, its a different animal than hospital nursing, but rewarding in its own way. Good luck


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