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- Jan 26, '10 by caliotter3Good ideas. The nurse who last oriented me told me that she continues to work as a waitress three days a week to pay her bills, as the four days a week in nursing does not pay the rent. She said she made more money as a waitress than as a nurse.
- Jan 26, '10 by ppfdYes, some programs in my area are 3 to 4 months as well. Most of these programs are full time classes. Factor in required ride time as well. I may have been a little "generous" in the time space for class. So I asked a fellow firefighter I work with that teaches EMT and he says as short as 3 months, up to and his normal class length of 6 months.
Either way, EMT Basic is a great addition to any nurses skill set.