I am looking for guidance on navigating the pathway into the world of flight nursing. I've had an interest in what it's like to be a flight nurse since working in the emergency department as a CNA and seeing the helicopters landing on the pad before transporting the patients down into the ED. I had the chance to speak with the pilot, he advised me to sign up for a ride along flight to see if I could handle riding in a helo. After emailing the local life flight company, covid struck.
From what I understand you need to have a combination of 5 years ER/ICU experience, and certifications to include: CCRN, BLS, PALS, ACLS, TPATC.
Looking back on your journey to becoming a flight nurse, what advice would you give to either prepare for this field or any other helpful advice to know in general?
P.S. I am in my last year of nursing school.