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Flight/Transport Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Flight/Transport Nurse cares for patients in remote areas who can’t get to a hospital or are on their way to the hospital. They must be able to quickly make decisions in emergency situations, where the outcome will quite often be a choice between life and death. These nurses can work for all kinds of employers, ranging from hospitals and medical disaster teams to airlines and individual patients.

Things You'll Do:

  • Help people in car accidents and natural disasters
  • Perform medical care to airlifted patients en-route to a hospital
  • Travel with patients during flights

Your job characteristics:

  • Fast-paced
  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Work for three to five years in critical care. Some Flight Nurse programs require you to have an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification.
  • Pass Your
    Flight Registered Nurse certification exam
  • Become a
    Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Emergency Rooms
    • Hospitals
    • Helicopters/Airplanes

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  • How Much You
    Can Make

      an average salary of

      $45K - $59K

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • Since much of your job requires you to be physically active, Flight Nurses are usually in good shape, agile and have good stamina.

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