EMT-B + STNA = ER Nurse?

  1. 0 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 this true?
    Thanks for the help.
  2. Visit  cgemt profile page

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    Joined May '11; Posts: 2.

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  3. Visit  ImThatGuy profile page
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    Nope. Not true. You could engage in a lot of the functions that you'd see a nurse doing in the ER, but you won't be a licensed nurse and won't be paid the same.
  4. Visit  cgemt profile page
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    so a nurse in job, but not title?
  5. Visit  Turd Ferguson profile page
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    a nurse in neither
  6. Visit  soxgirl2008 profile page
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    You could be hired as an ER tech...but definitely not an ER nurse. There is still a big difference between EMT B/STNA and being an RN
    hiddencatRN and KimberlyRN89 like this.
  7. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    In order to be hired as an ER nurse you would need to complete a nursing program and pass the NCLEX.You cannot hired as or called a nurse unless you have done this.
    soxgirl2008 and KimberlyRN89 like this.
  8. Visit  CVmursenary profile page
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    LOL LOL
  9. Visit  Junebugfairy profile page
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    You can be a nurse ASSISTANT in the ER, often called ER tech's, but you cannot be a NURSE of any type without going to nursing school and passing the NCLEX.
  10. Visit  AnnieOaklyRN profile page
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    Like evryone else said, no... I am an NREMTP and had to go to nursing school to become an RN, only to quit because I hated it. Make sure nursing is really what you want to do before investing in schooling...


    Happy
    mustlovepoodles likes this.
  11. Visit  sbuxdrinkr profile page
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    Most EMS workers wouldn't do well in a definitive care setting. James, RN, NREMT-P, soon to be NP
  12. Visit  Forever Sunshine profile page
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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.
  13. Visit  GilaRRT profile page
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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.
  14. Visit  AnnieOaklyRN profile page
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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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