Quote from HappyParamedicRN
I have been thinking for a long time about flight,
Nursing is not intellectually demanding, you assess a patient knowing that your not the one that decides on how and when to treat a patient, unless it involves basic things like lying the patient flat and putting an IV in, and then a doctor assesses the patient and tells you what to do!
I probably would not consider being a flight nurse until you have worked or put enough effort in nursing to where you do some "thinking". You may need to get into a more progressive hospital ED and also work in a couple of different ICUs for a few more years. A year of med-surg nursing might also be a good experience for you. The bare minimum may only be expected of you now or you are getting away with doing just the bare minimum so you might need to make a move to prepare yourself for a position as a Flight RN. You still have a lot to learn. Getting a BSN wouldn't be a bad idea either. I would not want a Flight RN partner who has never done any thinking as a nurse.
However, that is not to say you couldn't go back to working as a Paramedic on a flight team but it sounds like you would not have much respect for the RN who might be your partner...since you know he/she never had to think before they got that job.