RNs in an ambulance- Illinois?

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    I'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??

    Thanks

    Jessica
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    Check 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 Jesskanurse
    I'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??

    Thanks

    Jessica
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    Illinois 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.
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    I 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!
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    Trauma, 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
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    YEs, 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.
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    With your RN, you can work in an SCT-ambulance with two paramedics on board for a private service in Chicagoland area.
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    What 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
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    FLYRN,
    I am an EMT-B and also trying to get my PHRN in Illinois. I am almost positive that Illinois does accept NREMT-P.
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    glad i have found this kind of forum, i'm also interested being an ambulance nurse, cn you help me what to do regarding...
    trainings?
    experiences?
    seminars?

    step by step process will help me a lot pursue my aspiring career, pls help me. thanks!


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