What are the maxium (not minimum) age requirements for flight nurses..........and how old are most of the flight nurses who are currently working in the field.....also the same question regarding emt and paramedics......thanks again ...........Your a great group of people.........truely admire your work............found reading this site very helpful...............thanks again
Jan 11, '04
Last edit by angelique777 on Oct 18, '05
Jul 3, '05
Quote from Friesw/that
most of the emt's i know are young--mid 20's
most of the flight nurses i know are a bit older---mid 30's/40's
the military is the only place i know with an age limit for nurses
i am in my 40's, and still planning to be a flight nurse--just gotta lose this extra 50 #s(huff, puff)---there is a weight limit with our flight team...
in my research on other requirements, i have found flight teams like a nurse with adult and peds experience, national certification, some require rn's to have emt certification.
hope this helps
I am not sure when I first wrote to you asking about flight nursing I imagine it was when I did my internship at a hospital that had a flight team on staff and seeing them get out the helicopter bringing in patient with there flight suits on well it really drew my attention and I felt I really wanted to be there with that team........well I am still not in that place but I did take your advise....I graduated in may 2004 and got a job in the ICCU right out of school and that is giving some good critical care experience.........by nov of this year I will start working in the ED on a partime bases working in the cardiac section of the unit for now since they feel that is the area I am most qualified for in the ED at this time.............in October God willing I will be taking nurse to emt course and then next year I will be taking God willing RN to paramedics training........having spoken to you while still a student helped me make choice that have helped me go for what I want and not get off-track. At one internship that I did I requested the critical care program but the person in charge of the program said she felt I was more suited for oncology .......I really did not like working on the oncology unit although I was very understanding and caring with my patients I just felt that area is just not suit for me .........I got disappointed that I was not picked for there critical care program and kind spent my summer not doing what I wanted .......I still felt I gained a lot from the experience and thought back on this post and your stating some reguirements I needed for flight nursing .........I may never get to do it but I least I know I will try.........I requested critical care dispite what that one person said and got it and I have not regretted my choice I have been happy on my unit ......I have great co-workers and I am learning a lot and though stressfull at times and the fact people tend to code during those early hours of the morning that is my shift with support from my co-workers I have been doing fine so far...........just thought about this post and thought I tell you thanks cause it helped me pick and guide my choices right out of school .......you can waste a lot of valueable time if you do not have clear direction...........see ya take care
Last edit by angelique777 on Jul 3, '05