RN to paramedic

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by ellie.biz ellie.biz, BSN (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Critical care. Has 7 years experience.

Has anyone went on to become a paramedic after working as an RN? I am a new flight nurse and think 1 would benefit from a paramedic course.

 

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

That's a hefty commitment of time and money. Are you sure that job-related professional certifications/courses wouldn't give you what you're looking for?

ellie.biz, BSN

Specializes in Critical care. Has 7 years experience.

I'm sure there is a lot of useful info in certification courses, I'm just thinking I would get more hands on learning in a paramedic course..

I was required to when I flew.

ellie.biz, BSN

Specializes in Critical care. Has 7 years experience.

1 minute ago, Wuzzie said:

I was required to when I flew.

Did you do an RN to paramedic bridge program?

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

8 minutes ago, ellie.biz said:

I'm sure there is a lot of useful info in certification courses, I'm just thinking I would get more hands on learning in a paramedic course..

Are you not getting the kind of experiences you want in your work as a flight nurse?

3 minutes ago, ellie.biz said:

Did you do an RN to paramedic bridge program?

I did but it was years ago.

ellie.biz, BSN

Specializes in Critical care. Has 7 years experience.

1 minute ago, Jedrnurse said:

Are you not getting the kind of experiences you want in your work as a flight nurse?

My RN experience has been in the Er and ICU, I have never been a first responder. I have yet to have a scene flight, I want to be good at my job

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

22 minutes ago, ellie.biz said:

My RN experience has been in the Er and ICU, I have never been a first responder. I have yet to have a scene flight, I want to be good at my job

Ah. How is the orientation going?