What it Takes to Be a Flight Nurse
Flight nurses, also referred to as transport nurses, provide emergency care to patients while en route to a hospital via helicopter or aircraft. During transport to the healthcare facility, flight nurses help manage the patient’s treatment and safety. Flight nurses often aid in emergency evacuation and disaster situations as well. They work together with flight medics, flight physicians and/or respiratory practitioners as part of a critical care transport unit. Flight nurses are trained in administering vasoactive medications, hemodynamic support and mechanical ventilation. They are required to have at least five years of critical care experience before entering the field.
$58,000 - $90,000
Annual Salary Range
Nursing diploma, ASN or BSN
RN, plus Critical Care Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)