I will be starting the ED soon as a graduate nurse. I think, Ithink, my ultimate goal is flight nurse. What can I do now to prepare for a possible position? Im a male. What are the requirements (weights and such)? Should I get time as a medic, or just BSN, I have an associates. What is the respectible path? I am a sponge , ready to soak up the info.
Oct 6, '06
my goal is also to eventually become a flight nurse. i have been accepted to an adn program for next fall. my initial plan was to get my cna certification and work for the local hospital as they will pay for my tuition after i work for them for six months. however, i really think that getting some prehospital experience as an emt/paramedic would be great experience for me while i'm in school for my rn and i know i'd enjoy it more than cna work. unfortunately i don't have much time until the nursing program starts but i could just barely get it all done. we have a 1 month emt course at the university and the immediately after the paramedic course. i would be finishing up with that shortly before i start the adn program. my question is, do you think it would be a good idea to do all of this? i definitely want it bad enough but i want to make sure i do everything right. i've read on other posts that you should work as an emt for a while before going on to get your paramedic, do you agree? i would be able to start working as an emt while going through the paramedic program, would that be good enough? and then, when i start to work as a paramedic i will be starting the nursing program at the same time, will it be too much? sorry for such a long post, i just need a little direction. thanks for your time.
Last edit by JM5NA on Oct 6, '06