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- by Jesskanurse Mar 30, '06I'm a new grad, I work in the ICU.... and I have always been interested in being in an ambulance. What can I do as an RN for this? Would I have to take extra classes? I am totally clueless... but I'd love to do that (pre-hospital work) like, on the side~ Advice please??
- Mar 30, '06 by soliant12Check with your state EMS board. At a bare minimum I believe all states make you take the EMT basic course and in some states if you do some pre-requisites you can challenge the NREMT-P exam.
Quote from JesskanurseI'm a new grad, I work in the ICU.... and I have always been interested in being in an ambulance. What can I do as an RN for this? Would I have to take extra classes? I am totally clueless... but I'd love to do that (pre-hospital work) like, on the side~ Advice please??
- Mar 30, '06 by traumaRUsIllinois has a license for a pre-hospital RN. There aren't many of us but those of us that do pre-hospital love it! Its essentially up to your medical director of the region that you live in, as to what you need to do. For instance, I had three years in a level one ER, working on a daily basis with the medical director. The only thing I had to do was some ride time and away I went. If you would like more details, let me know. I live in central IL and volunteer on a rural fire/EMS squad and have for seven years - I've been in the same ER for 10 years now.
- Jul 1, '06 by PICU-RNI am also interested in this. Can you get me some info? I live in southern Illinois, so maybe the pre-reqs are the same. Thanks!
- Oct 29, '06 by APNgonnabeTrauma, I too am interested. Currently I am on a local vol. ambo as a EMTB. I will be done with my BSN in Dec. (woohoo). Should I just contact our EMS system? I assume that's the answer, any insight is great. Thanks
- Oct 29, '06 by traumaRUsYEs, just contact your EMS medical director. I also run (volunteer) with an EMT-B non-transporting rural service and have for over 7 years - absolutely love it too.
- Dec 7, '06 by medic165With your RN, you can work in an SCT-ambulance with two paramedics on board for a private service in Chicagoland area.
- May 10, '07 by FLYRNWhat part of central Ill. ? I have my NREMTP, haven't looked to see if ILL. recognizes that or would I still have to take an exam...thanks for any info.
any where near springfield?Last edit by FLYRN on May 10, '07 : Reason: left out city
- May 14, '07 by APNgonnabeFLYRN,
I am an EMT-B and also trying to get my PHRN in Illinois. I am almost positive that Illinois does accept NREMT-P.
- Jun 12, '07 by viper527glad i have found this kind of forum, i'm also interested being an ambulance nurse, cn you help me what to do regarding...
step by step process will help me a lot pursue my aspiring career, pls help me. thanks!