Ok, I've had a bunch of questions that I wanted to pose to a large group and then I found allnurses.com, how convenient! I am not a nurse though I've Tech'd in several ER's, worked an Army ER for 3 years, been a pre-hospital provider for about 7, and am currently a remote provider and doing Medevac's in the middle of Alaska. Nursing will not really increase my pay much but I am tired of treating symptoms and want to start treating root causes, so nursing school seams to be the logical step. My concern is once I get out of school I really don't want to go to (no offence to those that are happy there) a Med/Surg type unit. I really want to stay in Emergency/Critical Care environment. Is it totally unrealistic to think I can avoid Med/Surg?
Also, I have a family and we would like to travel internationally. I get the impression that as a nurse I could work overseas without a huge hassle. Is there any truth to this? Has anyone out there done this? with a family in tow? I am currently on a two week on-two week off schedule. I know I have a few pre-req.'s to finish up (I'm waiting on an info pack from the closest nursing school to find out exactly what I need) and would like to try to do some online or self study. Anyone have any recommendations?
Boy, that came out long than I thought it would. Any response would be appreciated.