Nurses in Flight

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    I am just finishing my RNBSN degree after working as an LPN for 14 years. I have set my next goal to becoming a Flight Nurse. Does anyone have any information, suggestions or even comments that would offer some insight on this topic?
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    Welcome!

    You are going to need experience in the ICU and the Emergency department
    Prior to active flight status, all medical personnel must have the following current certifications and must maintain them in a current status.
    FLIGHT NURSES


    • Minimum 3 years current critical care experience
    • State RN license (Must have license for states served)
    • BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
    • ACLS (American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    • PALS (American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    • PHTLS (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Pre-Hospital Trauma Life support OR
    • ITLS (International Trauma Life Support)


    All nurses are required to hold an advanced certification (CFRN, CEN, CCRN) within 2 years of hire.
    Additional State Specific Requirements
    Illinois
    Registered Nurses are required to obtain within (6) months of hire, and maintain provider status for the following:

    • TNCC (Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nursing Core Course OR
    • TNS (Trauma Nurse Specialist)


    Texas
    Registered Nurses are required to obtain within (6) months of hire, and maintain provider status for the following:


    • Texas State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification


    Tennessee
    Registered Nurses are required to obtain and maintain within one year of hire the following:

    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license and
    • Either a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), or
    • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)


    Arkansas
    Registered Nurses are required to obtain and maintain prior to hire the following:

    • Arkansas State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification


    Kentucky
    Registered Nurses are required to obtain and maintain prior to hire the following:


    • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)

    ....take a look at this thread and come back with questions.

    http://allnurses.com/flight-nursing-...ts-884939.html
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    Thank you for your response. This really helped me.
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    This so so great, thanks for asking the question & your response esme. This is one of my future (way way way future) goals & reading all this keeps me motivated, much appreciated!


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