hello hello......this is my first time here.......I am an RN, trained in Canada but have been down in Texas for about 12 yrs......am looking for a career change......I have multiple years of ER and ICU and am looking to get into flight nursing.....does anyone have any info that will help me navigate the path......I am not sure what all is needed.....I heard you need your paramedics......there is an out of state program...about 2 wks in length....but I need my basic EMT....found somewhere that you can do that on-line......and then go do the 2 wk thing and sit boards for paramedics.....if anyone has any info I would sure be grateful......thanx
Sep 2, '06
Good luck. Our flight nurses are RNs with lots of ER experience, but I don't think they have a paramedic on top of their RN.
We had over 100 applicants for a position that recently came open, and of course it went to someone who knew someone who knew someone. It's a hard field to get into. I think if you work in an ER that has a flight program your chances of getting in are easier.
Sep 2, '06
Welcome to allnurses.com! We have a Flight Nurses Forum at: https://allnurses.com/forums/f19/ , so drop by when you can. Perhaps you will get some useful information there.