I am making an attempt to break into the world of flight nursing. I unfortunately live in Maryland, where flight nursing opportunities are notoriously in short supply. I have applied for a position that is just over 2 hours from where I currently live. While I am not opposed to relocating, I would have to make do for a little while. The schedule is 3 12 hour shifts per week.
So, how far do you travel? Do you work 12 or 24 hour shifts?
Aug 21, '12
I work in the southwest and drive 120 miles to my base. We have 24 hour shifts. The schedule is 24 hours on/24 hours off/24 hours on....then 5 days off. We have crew quarters to stay in.
If you really want to be a flight nurse and don't mind relocating, there are always openings in the west. They are considered hard to fill slots. Once you have worked 18 months, you can transfer.
Aug 26, '12
Looks like I'm going to have to get used to a long commute for a little while!! I just got offered the job!!!! Never in a million years did I think it would pan out...Where is the little stick figure doing the happy dance!?!?
Oct 22, '12
Enjoy it! You just found the best job in the world
How is it coming along?