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RNs in an ambulance- Illinois?

  1. 0 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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    About Jesskanurse

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  3. Visit  soliant12 profile page
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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
  4. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  PICU-RN profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  APNgonnabe profile page
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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
  7. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  medic165 profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  FLYRN profile page
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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
  10. Visit  APNgonnabe profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  viper527 profile page
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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!
  12. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    I can only speak for IL but the first step is to contact your EMS director. There are no standardized education steps for the pre-hospital RN license.
  13. Visit  gina13rn profile page
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    I have been an RN for 3 years, but my career in healthcare began as an EMT/firefighter. This is my true passion, although nursing has been extremly rewarding to me, I would be interested in some info as well. I live in a south suburb of Chicago, but Illinois is Illinois....any info would be much appriciated. If only a part time thing I would love to do it.
  14. Visit  picuman profile page
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    I am in California which might be different than Illinois. i work FULL time as a critical care transport nurse. I transport pts from Ers ICUs cath labs etc on drips vents etc. Minimum training 2 years er 2 years icu. Pass a comprehensive exam on ER, ICU, OB, PEDS, trauma ACLS, NRP, And PALS, Drip calculations a and medications. For example we transported a female with HELLP syndrome with pressors , a-line, blood, Propofol. intubated. Just an example . Good luck I LOVE what I do!


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