I was wondering...

  1. Could someone tell me a little bit more about flight nursing. This sounds very interesting, and I don't know anything about it. How do I get started, what degree do I need, what's it like, etc. I would really appreciate if someone could clue me in on flight nursing! It sounds great.
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  3. by   JennieJenRN
    I think it is up to the institution. You need at least 5 years icu and er expirence and you need to be or in a paremedic program ADN is all you need for the hospital I work for and we are in the top 10 . I know that there are some web sites have you tried those???
  4. by   PButler
    The requirements will vary by state and hospital. To be a flight nurse you must have at least 3-5 years ICU or ER experience as well as certifications in ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, NRP and often have a national certification such as CCRN or CEN. There are only a few states that require RN's to be EMT-P's, although prehospital experience is helpful. Check out www.flightweb.com
    it's the best site out there. Good luck.
  5. by   dbringle
    One thing you could do is contact a local Trauma center and see if they do ride-alongs, this way you could actually ride-along during a shift and really see what flight nursing is all about. I hope you have a trauma center close to you that you will be able to do this, not all trauma center flight programs allow ride alongs.
  6. by   mattcastens
    I would recommend going to the Seaox Website. It's maintained by a flight nurse in Florida and has lots of information.
  7. by   gordi24
    I'm undecided about wheather Intro to Chemistry and Algebra would be a good combination. I have never had either subject. Those are the only two subjects that I need to take before I can start the AS Nursing program. What would you do?