Hello everyone! Thanks in advance for taking a minute to read this post and hopefully point me in the right direction.
I currently work full time in a combined CCU/CVICU, typically I'm on the open heart side of the unit recovering fresh CABG and Valves. But I function very well on the medical side too. I've been in this position for 2 years - I'm a designated unit preceptor and a relief charge nurse.
I work flexi in a level 3 ER. I have 5 years of ED experience (3.5 yrs full time), and I worked flexi in a lvl 1 pediatric ED for about a year and a half.
I have a bachelor's degree in another field and an ADN.
I have ACLS, and my PALS just expired (obviously recertifying this ASAP, I've just been busy).
I never took TNCC, or any of the other Trauma certs, as they weren't required in the level three I worked full time at. Which course would you recommend? And is it a MUST before I apply?
I've held a CEN for almost 4 years, and I passed CCRN today.
I was a pharmaceutical rep for 3.5 years before entering nursing school
. I know that this experience might not seem relevant, but it seems like most of the CCT companies need people that can "sell" their image to the various ER attendings at different hospitals.
Becoming a flight nurse is my dream and I've worked hard to obtain the skills necessary to succeed in a very demanding position. Am I close?
Ideally I would be interested in rotors, but if I had the opportunity to get my foot in the door with a jet/ambulance service should I take it and wait it out?
Finally, I'm 6' 240lbs - deal breaker for rotors? I know some friends that are larger that fly - and they told me "if it fits, it flies" is this accurate with some of the larger aircraft?