Need advice, how to get on at Level 1 Trauma Center or into Flight Nursing?

  1. Hi,
    I'm currently starting my senior year of my BSN and graduate May 2013. I currently am working in a small rural hospital ER as a Tech and have for the past 3 years. My ultimate goal is to work as a flight nurse. From what I have read I need to get ER and ICU experience. I live in southern Oklahoma, but want to move to either Dallas or Houston area. What would be my best way to achieve my goal? I am currently a CPR instructor and will get my ACLS and PALS this spring. Would a trauma internship be the best way to go, and if so what hospital offers them? Is there any helicopter services that would hire a new grad? Thank you for your help.
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  3. by   CarryThatWeight
    I believe Parkland in Dallas does a trauma ICU internship for new grads. Although there are a lot of issues with Parkland, and the future of the hospital is (arguably) on shaky ground, I've heard nothing but good things about the program.
  4. by   panpan
    I heard parkland has good new grad internship for ER/ICU. Really competitive but you have a strong working background. Definitely apply for parkland! Many ppl would only dream of working there.
  5. by   Chad Collins
    I'd check with your current employer they may offer ACLS ect just have to let them know your interested in it.