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- by mt3 Mar 22, '08Just curious...If a nurse is in great shape, has the certifications and critical care experience, what would be the maximum age that one could get a job as a flight nurse?
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- Mar 23, '08 by CraigB-RNNope, as long as your doing the job. At 50 I'm still going stong, although I can't imagine doing it for to much longer. I have gone from rotory to fixed wing.
- Mar 24, '08 by RioQuote from CraigB-RNWhew ! Thanks Craig:bowingpur... I thought I was the oldest..but then I'm still flying rotor...Nope, as long as your doing the job. At 50 I'm still going stong, although I can't imagine doing it for to much longer. I have gone from rotory to fixed wing.
- Mar 25, '08 by GilaRRTI agree, my wife can throw down in the plane like a big dog all day and night long and she is pushing 50.
- Thanks for those replies! By the time I get out of school and get enough experience I will be at least 47. Is it too much on you physically after 50 or are you just ready to slow down? I really want to do this and age has been my only concern.
- Mar 28, '08 by CraigB-RNNope not slowing down at all. The biggest reason for me is that the RW aircraft are smaller and at 50 I find it much harder to keep my weight below the minimums. The King Air and the Lear don't care how much I weigh. I do find that personally, I prefer I have found that I don't get the rush I used to on scene flights. II'l lteach and precept, but 2am in snow and mud on the side of the road isn't were I"m at right now.
It doesn't have anything to do with age.
- What about strength? I am an average sized female..125lbs 5'6'' am really trying to increase my upper body strength for lifting those heavy pts. I am a dental hygienist who has been mostly a stay at home mom for 8 yrs. My kids are all in school (oldest just started college) and now it is time for me to follow my dreams. I have heard that comment about weight but what about strength? I am ready for the rush!! I am looking to bridge to paramedic when almost finished with nursing school. Does anyone know what that takes?
Just noticed you are from Georgia! I am a GA native! Grew up in Griffin and lived in Roswell/Cumming until 5 yrs ago.
- Mar 28, '08 by CraigB-RNFirst off all, slow down. Just worry about finishing nursing school and getting some experience. Then while your doing that, START to look at the EMS training. You have to konw the market your looking to get started in, to find out what hoops you have to go through. But for now, just focus on becoming the best nurse you can be.
I'm just north of Atlanta, and am the new guy here.
- yeah right....nursing school and kids....slow down is not a part of my life right now