I am going off to college for my freshman year in the fall. I have already been accepted into my schools nursing program. My mom said I won't earn much money getting a job for the summer and suggested the idea of doing EMS training through the county fire department. It is free to get the training and everything, but it is non-paid volunteer work. I was just wondering how much would the training/job help me going into nursing school? I would imagine there would be overlap between the two professions, and being an EMT would be good experience.
I totally agree with d fireman767. I was a former EMT for over 4 years. Right now I'm in nursing school and its 2 totally different models. Actually in my view being an EMT first was actually a disadvantage because I had to "unlearn" my way to medical thinking. The EMT's learn via the medical model...Nursing school has its own nursing model...yeah you learn medical stuff but the focus is way different.I had a heck of a time figuring out what a nursing diagnosis really is...still do. Only thing I hope is my experience will help me land a job in the ER and of course I wont be the one fainting in OB clinicals next semester lol
Last edit by ArrowRN on Jun 18, '13