Flight Nursing :eek:

  1. Does anyone know the requirement to become a civilian flight nurse?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   CEN35
    Well that depends on the hospital system running the flight operations. I have considered this also. I know that Cleveland metro requires 5 years experience in either ICU/CCU/SICU/MICU/ or ER. They also like a CCRN, or CEN, and prefer EMT or EMT-P backround.

    Rick
  4. by   JWRN
    essarge-
    Website to visit- www.txairlife.com
    This is San Antonio Airlife site. It has the requirements that they have to work for them, but probably would be close to same in any city.
    San Antonio AirLife requires that every crewmember hold current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and at least one of a number of trauma courses to include: Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC). Nurses applying for positions at AirLife should also possess an advanced nursing certification including, but not limited to, Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), or Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN). Instructor certification in any of the listed courses is an extremely helpful tidbit of information to include with any resume.
    There is also a link page with other sites. Hope this helps..
  5. by   JWRN
    essarge-
    Website to visit- www.txairlife.com
    This is San Antonio Airlife site. It has the requirements that they have to work for them, but probably would be close to same in any city.
    San Antonio AirLife requires that every crewmember hold current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and at least one of a number of trauma courses to include: Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC). Nurses applying for positions at AirLife should also possess an advanced nursing certification including, but not limited to, Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), or Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN). Instructor certification in any of the listed courses is an extremely helpful tidbit of information to include with any resume.
    There is also a link page with other sites. Hope this helps....
  6. by   essarge
    Thanks for the info...it really helped!! I will check it out. I know living in Delaware there aren't too many calls for a flight nurse since I live about 1/2 mile from an AF base, but maybe up north!

    Thanks again!

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