EMT-B + STNA = ER Nurse? - page 2

by cgemt

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Hello: I was told today that as a Nationally Registered EMT Basic and a State Tested Nursing Assistant, all I would need is certification in Meds Control (?) {i.e. ability to give medication} to be hired as an ER Nurse? Is... Read More


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    You cannot assume the title of "nurse" unless you have graduated from a nursing program and passed the NCLEX. Never mind having all those emergency certifications.
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    Quote from sbuxdrinkr
    Most EMS workers wouldn't do well in a definitive care setting. James, RN, NREMT-P, soon to be NP
    You have literature to quantitatively back you up on this rather bold statement? There are many nurses such as my self who started in EMS and I have a difficult time thinking that "most" of us are not doing well.
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    Quote from sbuxdrinkr
    Most EMS workers wouldn't do well in a definitive care setting. James, RN, NREMT-P, soon to be NP

    Hmm... I did really well (other than not really liking it of course). First year as a new grad in a busy ER I got employee of the month (and it was hospital wide) and precepted a new grad that became a successful ER nurse! Sounds like I did just fine. I have heard of MANY EMS providers doing great in nursing and other hospital based professions!

    Happy
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    Quote from cgemt
    so a nurse in job, but not title?

    Nope. You would be concidered and ER Tech, so doing all tasky type basic stuff. Ie getting patients up, getting them dressed/undressed, bed pans, stocking rooms, taking VS, doing EKGs, transporting non-monitored patients, and blood draws. No giving meds or doing assessments or procedures that nurses do. Some hospitals allow ER techs to do Foleys as well.

    Happpy
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